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The American Republic Manifestum VS The Koran
by : William Morgan
Tuesday February 2 - 14:57
The American Republic Manifestum VS The Koran It is well known that with Former President Bush’s decisions in Iraq, and President Obama’s to keep Nouri al-Maliki in power, has led to the ISIS development. With the breakup of Iraq coupled by big business and other countries like Iran and Russia coming in for the rape and pillage of the land and its people, has only led to the insane war on the people of so many countries. The Koran in the hands of ISIS people, is the book of (...)
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Sanders Will Win Because Empire Can Live With It
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Friday January 22 - 16:04
Radio interview on my seemingly outrageous prediction that Sanders will be the next president of the United States. [UPDATE]: Since the interview, people seem to be missing my point. I’m not saying this would be a lurch to the left at all. It is merely a way for the ruling class to maintain order in the cheapest and smartest way possible. Hilary is baggage (and despised), and the republicans are crazy. That leaves Sanders. They can live with that—plus it gives them the bonus of (...)
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President Obama supports The American Republic Manifestum
by : William Morgan
Tuesday January 19 - 16:42
President Obama has read the American Republic Manifestum, and hopes that Americans can change towards the better.
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Tahrir square in Europe
Thursday January 14 - 19:31
Euro centrism as a fig-leaf, and the art of conjuring in politics Tahrir square in Europe by Marieme Helie Lucas Source: siawi.org English version on 14 January 2016, (version française Jan 5, 2016, Updated Jan 12: http://www.siawi.org/article10591.html) Facts: On New Year’s Eve 2015, simultaneous coordinated sexual attacks took place against women in public space in about 10 cities, mostly in Germany, but also in Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland… Several hundred (...)
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New year, old struggles: the strike for the collective agreement in the logistic
by : Clash City Workers
Thursday January 14 - 12:24
That Italy has sunk in a deep economic and political crisis since the spreading of the global recession is by no means a new story. Nor are the effects of the profound reforms of the labor market that have been pushed forward to cut the cost of labor and re-boost economic growth: the precariazation of the labor force through a rise of its flexibility (via a multitude of short-term contracts and the chipping away of the instruments of social protection) is not an Italian story, but a global (...)
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March against drillings in the Mediterranean Sea in Licata
by : InfoAut
Monday January 11 - 14:43
Sabato 09 Gennaio 2016 Today in Licata (Agrigento province, Sicily) a march participated by over 1000 people crossed the city centre, in order to say no to oil concessions for drillings in the Sicilian Channel. The demonstration was called by the local NoTriv* committee that, for a lot of months now, has been carrying on its territorial struggle against the provisions in the Sblocca Italia decree** that will allow drillings a few kilometres off the Licatan coast. The demonstration, which (...)
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War Fraud: The Great Lies Behind Imperial Warfare in the 21st Century
by : Mark Taliano
Monday January 11 - 11:12
he “War On Terror” and “The War On Drugs” are both fraudulent, and they are both related. In a classic example of “reverse projection”, ”the War on Terror” is literally a “War for Terror”, and the “War on Drugs” is literally a “War for Drugs”. Terror, coupled with the illegal trade in narcotics, particularly heroin, is enabling the orchestration, and funding, of illegal warfare which serves the interests of (...)
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South Africa : “We need a new beginning”
by : md
Sunday January 10 - 17:21
Brian Ashley is the editor of Amandla! [1] and a leading activist of the Democratic Left Front [2]. Interview conducted on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 over the telephone by François Favre et Marc Ducassé. First of all let’s go over some recent events: was the sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Musa Nene due to his opposition to the Airbus deal wanted by SAA [3] and his chairwoman, Dudu Myeni, alleged President Jacob Zuma’s mistress or his opposition to the nuclear programme (...)
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Oligarchic Paternalism: Why your vote won’t bring Peace in the Middle East
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Sunday January 10 - 00:11
Daniel Patrick Welch interview on the news item that lunatic Republicans are planning to do something even more lunatic-y with respect to the Iran deal. In my analysis I stress that, while we have a duty to expose the GOP’s lunaticity, we have no less a duty to point out that this is more show than showdown, and that neither wing of the war party is interested in peace. Period. I also coin a brand new term for "democratic" government under empire. When Oligarchic Paternalism goes (...)
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OBAMA’S TEARS
by : JOHN CHUCKMAN
Thursday January 7 - 21:49
OBAMA’S TEARS “Even those tears, I me mine “I me mine, I me mine” – the Beatles John Chuckman Had I seen the image of Obama, weeping over American gun deaths, seven years ago, I know I would have been deeply moved. It would have reinforced my view of him then as an empathetic, bright, and progressive politician. And I did then, and do now, find America’s violence – all of it, not just the small fraction of it seen in street killings - an (...)
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AMERICA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A HOAX
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Sunday January 3 - 06:38
One of the most common ways people develop perceptions and/or form judgments about certain events, people, and/or occupations is by how they are portrayed in the corporate-controlled media. Unfortunately, these media are usually more preoccupied with entertainment value than truth and accuracy; therefore, the perceptions they create are often erroneous and/or incomplete. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fictitious depictions of America’s criminal justice system that inundate (...)
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Merry Fucking Christmas: there is no holiday from racist police state USA
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Tuesday December 29 - 00:17
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It comes in waves, the despair, the sheer, impotent rage. And sometimes we need to believe we can sleep in, as it were, to take a day off from worrying about the very real possibility of the police targeting and killing our families, our children. Wouldn’t Christmas weekend be a good time? And then reality hits. No, of course not. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati... And the rage pours out, in statuses and tweets and hashtags, sharing and managing our collective pain. Can’t (...)
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Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier
by : Barney Shulz
Saturday December 19 - 17:37
The legal troubles of controversial art transporter Yves Bouvier were even greater in 2015, and were fought on even more fronts than had previously been known. Already facing two separate criminal cases in France and Monaco, and connected to a number of other fraud allegations, it emerged on Friday December 18th that Bouvier was also under investigation by the Lichtenstein authorities on suspicion of money laundering. The news, first broken by Swiss outlet La Tribune de Genève, was a (...)
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A Nurturing Society vs. Socialism
by : William John Cox
Friday December 18 - 14:44
If the title of this article began with "socialism," many readers would click past without reading it—even though a majority of Americans want a government that nurtures their families and society. Largely because of the Cold War against communism and the rhetoric it engendered, the word socialism has taken on a negative meaning in the minds of most Americans. So, how does one define what the voters of the United States really want from their government? Socialism is not the same as (...)
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DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTABLE AS PRESIDENT, BUT…
by : JOHN CHUCKMAN
Tuesday December 15 - 19:24
DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTABLE AS PRESIDENT, BUT… John Chuckman I think it entirely possible Donald Trump could be elected President. I am not in favor of it - but then neither am I in favor of any of the other candidates on offer - yet I do think his election is increasingly possible. America displays every four years - almost like a temporary clothesline erected on the front lawn of the White House loaded with soiled and tattered undergarments - the sheer poverty of its political (...)
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BRITAIN’S DAVID CAMERON WANTS TO USE BOMBS TO PROSPECT FOR GOLD IN SYRIA
by : JOHN CHUCKMAN
Tuesday December 1 - 13:39
BRITAIN’S DAVID CAMERON WANTS TO USE BOMBS TO PROSPECT FOR GOLD IN SYRIA John Chuckman Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, is a man of genuine integrity and honesty in his opposition to British bombing of Syria. Indeed, he is everything the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, is not. I think we see from the storm in the British press against Corbyn just how much the establishment values integrity and honesty, which is to say, not at all. Almost every word of (...)
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IN THE WAKE OF HORROR
by : JACK RANDOM
Saturday November 28 - 21:14
JAZZMAN CHRONICLES: DISSEMINATE FREELY IN THE WAKE OF HORROR Paris & The Cycle of Response By Jack Random At first we are stunned, senses deadened, mind and body paralyzed. We see without seeing, hear without sound, absorb without taste, touch or smell. It is not real. It is a video game, a you-tube contrivance, a trick of the mind. At length it seeps into our conscious minds. We deny it as if denying can make it stop. It does not stop. Our senses kick in and we are (...)
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Paris: One step beyond in the systemic chaos
by : InfoAut
Monday November 23 - 11:11
Once again we are short of correct words, in the moment when events like these break with our established analytical grids - without giving way to any potentially positive thing for the times to come. In these hours, literature is maybe having a better time in saying something interesting about the subversion of the reference points (it is not by any chance that, here in Italy, a writer was able to grasp some basic elements in order to explain what is happening*). Lucidity is not certainly (...)
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FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH IN PARIS AND THE UGLY TRUTH OF STATE TERROR
by : JOHN CHUCKMAN
Thursday November 19 - 20:08
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FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH IN PARIS AND THE UGLY TRUTH OF STATE TERROR John Chuckman Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking. Isn’t it rather remarkable that President Hollande, immediately after the event, declared ISIS responsible? How did he know that? And if he was aware of a serious threat from ISIS, why did he not take serious measures in advance? Within days of Friday 13, French forces assaulted an (...)
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AFTER THE ATTACKS
by : CAPJPO-EuroPalestine
Tuesday November 17 - 23:07
Our association, CAPJPO-EuroPalestine naturally condemns the barbarous attacks perpetrated by the terrorists claiming to belong to Daesh, and shares the emotion and sadness of the friends and relatives of the 128 victims of these horrific killings, also the hundreds of men and women wounded during the Friday evening massacres. All the same, we protest against the declarations and the policies of a government which is far from protecting the population and exposes it to the risks of new (...)
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Terrorism victims file $3.4bn lawsuit against Bnp Paribas, violating sanctions
by : Kevin Dugan
Sunday November 15 - 00:18
A GROUP of victims who lost family or were injured in two United States embassy bombings in Africa are suing BNP Paribas for $3.4 billion (US $2.4 billion), alleging the French bank helped finance the terrorist attacks by doing business with black-listed nations. The suit, filed in a Washington federal court on Wednesday, is the first to target a global bank that has been penalised for violating US economic sanctions. In June 2014, BNP paid a record $12.6 billion fine (US $9 billion) for (...)
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Slavery, corruption... Larsen & Toubro and Qatar have so much in common
by : Robert Scott
Thursday November 12 - 17:16
Mumbai-based and global construction company Larsen & Toubro is settling in Middle-East. The State of Qatar is giving them major construction sites and the two seem to share the most ‘essential humane values’ – blood bricks: building infrastructures at the cost of human lives, including children’s, corruption and harassment. With the 2022 Soccer World Cup approaching, the State of Qatar and its public work authority Ashghal had to make friends within the (...)
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Advisers Lock Horns in Yves Bouvier Art Fraud Battle
by : GraemeListing72
Thursday October 15 - 18:04
As the legal battle between the disgraced art transporter Yves Bouvier and the Rybolovlev Family Trust continues, a group of colourful advisers is attempting to shape the case behind the scenes. Despite his financial troubles, Bouvier still has enough of his loot stashed away to be able to afford some of the most expensive legal minds money can buy. Many of them are high profile and genuinely big names in the jurisdictions where Bouvier finds himself facing serious criminal charges. Not (...)
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Smashing the Abbas icon of Palestinian non – violence
by : Nicola Nasser
Wednesday October 14 - 11:42
By Nicola Nasser* Indisputably, the 80 – year old President Mahmoud Abbas has established himself internally and worldwide as the icon of Palestinian non – violence. His Israeli peace partners leave none in doubt that they are determined to smash this icon, which would leave them only with opposite alternatives the best of which is a massive peaceful intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation. It is true that Abbas cannot yet be called the Ghandi of Palestine. He has (...)
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More Scud than BUK: Despite Fiery Rhetoric, West Beats Strategic Retreat on MH17
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Tuesday October 13 - 22:28
Well, the day has finally arrived for the long-awaited (in some quarters) Dutch Safety Board frame-up on the MH17 shoot-down over Ukraine some 16 months ago. As anticipated, the report offers no new insights and relies on shaky and opaque methodology to reach its so-called ’conclusions.’ However, despite its obvious bias and expected throwing of much shade toward the new US/Euro Hitler-of-the-Day, and despite the New York Times’ hyperventilating and drooling headlines, (...)
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The Pornography of Hatred
by : William John Cox
Friday October 9 - 19:45
There is danger in the pandering of hatred that goes beyond the freedom of expression. Is there a right to profit from supplying the seeds of destruction to those who have the need to blame others for the poverty of their existence? Bar owners who continue to serve drunks can be held responsible for the deaths of those later killed in traffic collisions, but to what extend should those who peddle the rhetoric of hatred, bigotry, and violence be held responsible for the consequences of their (...)
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You Mad, Bro? US resopnse to Russia’s Syria action is off the charts
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Wednesday October 7 - 20:07
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/1... Interview with PressTV about US’ ’You Mad Bro’ response to Russia’s coming to the aid of its Syrian ally. Please like, link, share, publish, repost as you wish. Full transcript: "It’s very interesting to see the US pundit class and "senior administration officials" squirm. They are really squirming over this. And notice that they’re off-record. They just say ’senior administration officials.’ They are (...)
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Pope’s address to Bishops raises larger questions, contradictions in visit to US
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Friday September 25 - 14:04
Audio interview with political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch touching on issues raised by Pope Francis’ address to US Bishop conference and the sex abuse scandal, as well as the larger context of his visit to the US and his papacy’s attempt to refocus the church. Click on icon upper right for full audio. This is the kind of story I find sad. Normally with this kind of a high profile target and story I might be chomping at the bit to speak my mind. But I find it just ironic and (...)
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Culture as merchandise, thanks to recent copyright reform
by : Isabel Adams
Monday September 21 - 11:18
In July, the European Parliament adopted the ‘Reda report’ on copyright. Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda’s report focuses on the functionality of the current Infosoc Directive, and is broadly seen as a bellwether for the coming copyright legislation. But it is also seen as a potential threat to authors and artists, who will see their creations turn into merchandise. The recent articles about the Reda Report have focused a lot on the so-called ‘Freedom of (...)
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BIG DEMO IN PARIS ON SATURDAY FOR THE RIGHT OF RETURN FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES
by : CAPJPO-EuroPalestine
Wednesday September 16 - 18:45
Refugees are the main subject in the media. Yet no one speaks about Palestinian refugees (and there are many among Syrians), who would like to return to their country as the UN Resolution 194 states they should. Of course we have to welcome all refugees and migrants. Not only for humanitarian reasons but because our governments are responsible for their distress after having stolen the resources in their countries for centuries, drawn artificial borders, maintained dictators, made wars and (...)
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What Young Angolans Can Learn from Mirco Martins
Tuesday September 15 - 23:52
Despite his young age, Angolan entrepreneur Mirco Martins has already amassed an impressive bio in the field of business. Yet, he has plenty of other goals on his to-do list many of them will benefit the country of Angola directly. While his successes will no doubt help the Angolans in general, young people in this home country should pay attention to the valuable lessons he could teach. You Have to Work for It Martins went abroad for an education in both the United States and the United (...)
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Imperial arrogance spews from US mouthpieces—"warning" Russia on Ukraine, Syria
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Tuesday September 15 - 21:06
My latest interview on PressTV re Kooky Cookie Nuland’s silly "warnings" to Russia. Desperation of the empire smh. Also delves briefly into Syria, the refugee crisis, and the futility of hoping for a left ’savior’ to stay the Hand of Empire. Please share. Audio and excerpts are in the link, full transcript is below the link. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/0... “Wow! Vicky "Cookies" Nuland! It’s amazing to hear her speak. The arrogance and the hypocrisy (...)
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Wars of Opportunity: West and its gulf allies just won’t stop
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Saturday September 12 - 20:46
My live appearance from yesterday on PressTV’s Top 5 discussing Yemen and the ongoing series of wars against the Global South and resistance everywhere from Venezuela to Ukraine. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Y... Transcript below: What will it take for the so called ’International Community’ pay attention and to take action? "Well. I think it would take moving from Bizarro World back onto this planet, honestly. Because there is nothing that will (...)
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US claims Russia ’destabilizing Syria’ stand the truth on its head
by : Daniel Patrick Welch
Wednesday September 9 - 23:46
My recent interview with RT discussing US’ shock and horror at Russia’s alleged resumption of military aid to Syria and bringing the refugee crisis front and center in this analysis. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtP... Transcript below: US claims that Russia is ’destabilizing Syria." [laughing] "That’s amazing to hear Josh Earnest talk about destabilization. The US is behind this proxy war of head-chopping fascist nutjobs, and they have the gall (...)
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AMERICA’S "JUSTICE" SYSTEM IS A LIE
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Saturday August 29 - 03:41
AMERICA’S “JUSTICE” SYSTEM IS A LIE During my more than twelve years of writing for Pravda.Ru, I don’t believe I’ve ever opened an article with a warning to readers. So this will be a first. Therefore, I respectfully ask you to sit down before reading further, because the news I am about to relate is so shocking, so out of the norm, and so unimaginable that you might faint if you read it while standing up. A white cop is going to walk free after shooting an (...)
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Mirco Martins helping Angola children with education foundation
Monday August 24 - 23:13
Recently Joao Tyipinge, the governor of Huila, spoke about the importance of private companies and other organizations to support schools and education in Angola. This was in response to the Casinos de Angola group donating educational and recreational equipment to students in the Catholica mission in Quipungo. Tyipinge explained that these efforts not only were a social responsibility of large corporations, but also were an important way to increase sustainable development in Angola. (...)
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Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death
by : seattletimes
Friday August 14 - 17:04
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop. About 25 demonstrators led by the New Black Panther Party marched Wednesday afternoon outside the Waller County jail in Hempstead. A riot response team of mounted Harris County sheriff’s deputies from Houston looked on. Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old (...)
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San Quintín Valley: From labor abuse to labor mobilization
by : Guillermo Castillo
Thursday August 13 - 02:34
[This text was taken from: http://www.cipamericas.org/archives... and translated by Danica Jorden ] "We’ve been starving to death in San Quintín [Valley] for twenty years,” Javier Ramírez, day labourer, March 2015 “…. Our past is hunger, that’s the starvation wages we get,” Fidel Sánchez, day labourer, March 2015 “It’s worse here [in the fields of the San Quintín Valley] because the children are hungry. You come here and sell everything (...)
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THE COUNTER-REFORM OF MICHOACÁN’S INDIGENOUS UNIVERSITY (1)
Wednesday August 12 - 22:07
Earlier this year, the state government of Michoacán issued decrees for the “reform” of the Intercultural Indigenous University of Michoacán (UIIM), established in 2006 as an initiative of the PRD administration of Lázaro Cárdenas Batel. As an undergraduate Cárdenas Batel had been trained in anthropology and always professed an interest in advancing indigenous rights. But as a senator he had voted against the new national indigenous law based on negotiations between the (...)
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Rumored Sale of Banque Pasche to Banque Havilland
by : Bolton Rease
Monday August 10 - 17:17
Though nothing has been announced, rumors have been swirling for quite some time about Banque Havilland possibly purchasing the last two branches of Banque Pasche in Geneva and Zurich. A prestigious banking institution with more than 120 years of history, Banque Pasche has gotten smaller and smaller in recent years as Banque Havilland has slowly bought controlling stakes in many of its subsidiaries. The process first began 2013 when Havilland bought the Monaco subsidiary. Following this (...)
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Unwelcome Truths for Church and State
by : Gary G. Kohls, MD
Sunday August 9 - 12:36
70 years ago (August 9, 1945) an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb over Nagasaki City, Japan, instantly vaporizing, incinerating or otherwise annihilating tens of thousands of innocent civilians, a disproportionately large number of them Japanese Christians. The explosion mortally wounded uncountable thousands of other victims who succumbed to the blast, the intense heat and/or the radiation. In 1945, the US was regarded as the most Christian nation in the world (that is, (...)
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Jose Gama questioning an unsurprising development
by : Cesar Amiente
Friday August 7 - 00:09
Jose Gama, the South-African based Angolan journalist is a prominent contributor on the anti-government site Club-K.net – a website filled with articles written by the Angolan diaspora. The two articles that appear to have landed Pretoria-based Gama in hot water were “PGR Strangles the Valentim Amões Group,” from June 16, and ”PGR takes revenge on Lídia Amões,” from June 24. The publications, filled with their usual amounts of anti-government vitriol, led to (...)
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Rests behind your border Erdogan !…
by : laurentgantner
Tuesday August 4 - 11:27
Erdogan / NATO – daesh / PKK, surrealist arm-wrestling The territorial right (International law) will always protest : ➣ against the military treason (war crimes)… Strike Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border instead of the daesh. ➣ Against the inequitable colonization but nevertheless prepared and / or granted by certain members of a Coalition on a desired territory stemming from a diplomatic hypocrisy… To take advantage of the international (...)
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Let’s raise our european OXI !
by : Blockupy International
Monday August 3 - 21:40
From Athens to Brussels and Berlin our NO is everywhere in the squares. 3 / 8 / 2015 On July 13 the political and financial oligarchies of Europe imposed, with the knife at the throat, a program to Greece that the same mainstream economists call simply "impossible to enforce" even under capitalistic standards. Which was their real goal? They wanted to and had to demonstrate that there can be no viable alternative outside of the field of possibilities defined by their policies. To reach (...)
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UPDATE: Get somebody with a history, not an opportunist
by : Timbre Wolf
Wednesday July 29 - 06:38
Update: Being president doesn’t make you black. Update: Being “hip-hop” doesn’t make you concerned about social justice . . . or a musician for that matter. Update: Being a Democrat doesn’t make you a liberal . . . a neo liberal maybe. So I hate hip-hop. Why? Stealing beats, using two turntables and a microphone no more makes one an artist than, say, painting houses. Using meaningless buzz words like Turntablism, Freestyle rap, Gangsta rap, Homo hop, (...)
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Between the democracy and the war, there is Recep Tayyip Erdogan…
by : laurentgantner
Tuesday July 28 - 20:58
« Serviceman » with daesh, Erdogan was him always ! Whereas « democratic » with the Kurds, it would seem that he is definitively incapable of it… It will have needed that one year to the leader of the AKP to go out of its reserve and take advantage of the international conflict imposed by daesh in Iraq and in Syria to send an additional ultimatum to those whom he always considers as his internal enemy bound (connected) to a politics (policy) of Marxist economic and social (...)
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Luanda Poised to Take Its Place on the World Stage
Monday July 27 - 22:51
The capital of Angola, Luanda remains a city of contrasts. Skyscrapers are growing upward and replacing the grasslands on which the city was founded. Wealth is concentrated near the center of the city, while the outskirts are home to the middle class and poor. However, there is a new class of young, upwardly mobile businesspeople emerging hoping to forge that fractured image into something greater and propel Luanda to its rightful place on the world stage. One of these trendsetters is (...)
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28th Amendment
by : Timbre Wolf
Saturday July 25 - 00:05
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The 28th Amendment A proposed amendment to the United States Constitution: The Right to Hear (originally proposed by Tommy Smothers). The people reserve the right to hear, see, or read any (and all) information, regarding their government as well as corporations, from any source whatsoever. Furthermore it shall be illegal for the president, the directors of government agencies, corporations, or any government branch or agency to impede the delivery of such information to the people. It (...)
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Grexit, first Act
by : Raffaele Sciortino
Friday July 24 - 13:09
It was easy to expect that they would have made the Greeks pay for OXI, and so was it. In the light of the most harsh outcome of the "negotiation" between the Greek government and the Eurogroup, the discussion now revolves around pro- and anti-Tsipras stances - has he betrayed the people’s mandate or not? - and/or the question of whether the price to save Europe was maybe too hefty. A discussion, to say the least, that is out of sync. Actually, this "agreement" does not avoid the (...)
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Europe’s Impossible Dream
by : Paul Krugman
Tuesday July 21 - 16:58
There’s a bit of a lull in the news from Europe, but the underlying situation is as terrible as ever. Greece is experiencing a slump worse than the Great Depression, and nothing happening now offers hope of recovery. Spain has been hailed as a success story, because its economy is finally growing — but it still has 22 percent unemployment. And there is an arc of stagnation across the continent’s top: Finland is experiencing a depression comparable to that in southern (...)
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Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
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The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
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Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
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President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
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International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
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THE KU KLUX KLAN ONCE AGAIN CONTROLS INDIANA
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
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I’VE DECIDED TO "WASTE" MY VOTE
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART IV
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART III
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART II
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART I
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
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ONE SOLITARY LIFE, PART TWO
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
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HOW MUCH CORRUPTION CAN DEMOCRACY ENDURE?
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS, PART TWO
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
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LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
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PEOPLE WITHOUT SOULS
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)
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MAY GOD DAMN WALL STREET, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE SUPREME COURT
Monday 13 February
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
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Don’t say I didn’t warn you. In my article The Greatest Threat to America, I stated that the five so-called “conservative” members of the United States Supreme Court—Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Kennedy—“have destroyed American democracy and its fundamental freedoms more ruthlessly and effectively than any terrorist group in the world” (Pravda.Ru 01/27/2010). They accomplished this in the 2010 case of Citizens United v. Federal (...)
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