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What’s North Korea Afraid of?

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 00:43

By David Swanson “Peace” clubs in U.S. schools are likely to teach that a local bully is afraid and in need of help. They are much less likely to teach that about entities involved in the actual subject of peace (meaning the absence of war), such as — to take the example momentarily most prominent […]

David Swanson

“Mr. Rajoy, thanks to you we are out of Spain… even though we didn’t want to be.”

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 18:32

Criticisms of Mariano Rajoy’s administration for they way it has behaved during the referendum haven’t stopped coming all day from all over the world. The brutal force of the police and the civil guard that we saw yesterday in Catalonia; the refusal to dialogue with the different actors before, during and after; the lack of […]

Gabriela Amaya

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 16:31

As the day of the referendum advances in Catalonia, the state police contingent is intensifying its repression. Tear gas, rubber bullets, very strong aggression against young, old and even the injured who are hit again. The state police attack with excessive brutality.  Faced with such a situation, the massive rebellion experienced by Catalonia has reached […]

Redacción Barcelona

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 09:05

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans queue up in the rain in front of polling stations to vote in the referendum on Catalonia’s independence.  This is a nonviolent demonstration, a sign of peaceful expression by a people who want to express themselves and break the siege of repression and the force of violence imposed by the […]

Redacción Barcelona

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 07:51

Spanish state police forces burst in with violence first thing this morning, but the popular wave is very large and multi-centred.  There is a disparity of situations, in many places the atmosphere is festive while in others there are police charges. During the course of the day, various strategies are planned both by the police, […]

Redacción Barcelona

Spain tries everything to stop referendum, now with violence

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 07:33

At the beginning everything went peacefully. Despite the rain, many people were waiting in front of polling stations at schools since the early morning.  General suffrage was announced this morning by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs.  This will allow all citizens to vote, even if their polling stations cannot open. A special system […]

Krystyna Schreiber

Anti-Black Racism Colors Pittsburg Penguins Invite To Trump White House

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 22:55

By Irwin Jerome President Trump initially invited the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors – a predominately Black American team, that is supportive of the current ‘Take-a-Knee’ protest that is erupting in American Sports – to come to the White House in honor of their recent NBA Championship victory. But when their super star guard, Stephen Curry, […]

Countercurrents

Bernie Sanders is most popular politician in the US – and why Jeremy Corbyn will win in Britain

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:50

Canadian author and activist addresses Labour Party convention in the UK by Naomi Klein for Common Dreams The following is the full transcript, via the UK’s Labour List, of Naomi Klein’s speech delivered at the Labour Party’s annual convention on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Brighton, United Kingdom. Thank you Kate for that lovely introduction […]

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The System Failed – excerpt from Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 23:27

Every day Donald Trump is in the White House is an indictment of American democracy. By Danny Katch Donald Trump participates in a “Made in America showcase” with cabinet members in July 2017. Shawn T Moore / Department of Labor Until 2016, political consultants were widely seen as master manipulators, which never quite made sense […]

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Unprecedented Crisis for Puerto Rico

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 23:13

Letter from Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director at UPROSE Mi Gente, I write this note with a heavy heart in this time of unprecedented crisis for Puerto Rico. At the same time, as Executive Director of Brooklyn’s oldest Latino organization, one founded by Puerto Rican activists in the Civil Rights era, it has been heart-warming to […]

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Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 09:25

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, sent a letter to 27 mayors of European Union capital cities, explaining the serious situation that Catalonia is going through after the interventions by the Spanish government, understanding that what is happening goes beyond a merely Spanish conflict and affects the whole of Europe.  She asks the European Commission for […]

Raquel Paricio

Shredding ‘failed dogmas of neoliberalism,’ Corbyn charts bold new vision for UK

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 01:41

The British Labour leader also slammed Tories’ austerity agenda and Prime Minister Theresa May’s “disdain for the powerless and the poor” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In a rousing speech at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Brighton, England on Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took aim at the “callous and calculating” […]

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