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text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
image The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder 480_687dabc8dc166538db70a790e074e1f7_1.jpg by ARC
51 Republican senators and 220 Republican House members voted to authorize the murder of Alaskan bear cubs in their dens, as well as luring of them to bait stations at which they can be blown away. In addition, the bill Trump signed authorizes the importation of ivory from elephant massacres into the US...
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:56AM
text Puerto Rico Should Cut Debt and Protect Poor Say Island Religious Leaders by Lydia Andrews
As Puerto Rico's oversight board considers a fiscal plan, major religious leaders say the final plan should cut debt, prevent austerity and reduce child poverty. San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Puerto Rico Evangelical Bible Society leader and the Executive Director of the island's Catholic Charities sent a letter to the oversight board....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:50PM
audio Canadian Journalist Turns Rwandan Genocide Story Inside Out (audio/mpeg 3.6mb) by KPFA Saturday News/Ann Garrison
A Google Search for “Syria” and “Rwanda” turns up millions of hyperlinks, most of them likening the Syrian and Rwandan conflicts and calling for intervention in Syria to "stop the next Rwanda." Judi Rever's new book, "In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front," turns the story of what actually happened in Rwanda inside out....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24PM
text IMF World Economic Outlook Report Raises Concerns for Long-Term Growth by Lydia Andrews
The International Monetary Fund releases its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report, forecasting global growth in the short-term and raising concerns on possible economic downturns beyond the next few quarters....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:27AM
image Refugee Caravan Carries On to Defend the Right to Seek Asylum 480_refugee-caravan-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
We call on the people of the United States to support and join our struggle. Already, allies from the Tohono O’odham people, the National Alliance of Domestic Workers, and the Palestine people have expressed solidarity. We hope that more people and organizations feel that our struggle is their struggle as well....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20PM
audio Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering 2018 (audio/mpeg 13.1mb) by WTUL News and Views
Kezia speaks with Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering, coming up on April 15th. A full day of information sharing, classes, and education about local plant medicine practices and how they connect to the culture of people historically from New Orleans....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23AM
text Precedent Setting Decision: Endangered Species Act Protects Captive Animals by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2018 – Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, scored a major victory for endangered animals living in captivity. A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit issued a unanimous decision upholding a district court’s 2016 ruling that Cricket Hollow Animal Park (formerly Cricket Hollow Zoo), a roadside zoo in Manchester, Iowa, violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing substandard care for the four tiger...
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
image Ramsey Orta is creating a Graphic Novel 480_30167286_10160129991775507_7522667275662125588_o_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
From behind bars Ramsey Orta continues to stand strong. For those who do not know, over the past couple months, the ongoing harassment of Ramsey from corrections officers escalated, resulting in Ramsey being placed in solitary confinement. Ramsey was pulled out of Franklin Corrections and transferred to Gouverneur Correctional Facility to serve out his solitary confinement, and was ultimately transferred to Alton Correctional Facility where he resides today. All these facilities rest on t...
Posted: Mon Apr 9, 2018 3:26AM
document The Second Amendment : A Sacred Covenant of Ethnic Cleansing and Slavery Between the Nation State and Settler Militias second_amendment.pdf_140_.jpg by Seeding Sovereignty
A Seeding Sovereignty zine explaining the gun violence issue from an Indigenous perspective. It explains how “the historical context that led to the creation of the Second Amendment is actually based on the process of land annexation and the mitigation of local populations through assimilation, genocide or slavery--much of which took place at the point of a gun.” Written by Christine Nobiss. Art by Jackie Fawn Illustrations....
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 11:44AM
image Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize 480_decolonize_this_place_brooklyn_museum__1.jpg by Decolonize Brooklyn Museum
APRIL 3, 2018 - We don’t know all of the factors that went into the decision of Anne Pasternak and others to appoint a white woman (Kristen Windmuller-Luna) as the new chief curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s African collection. But no matter how one parses it, the appointment is simply not a good look in this day and age–especially on the part of a museum that prides itself on its relationships with the diverse communities of Brooklyn. What we have heard expressed is a sense of surprise, on th...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:21PM
image Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon's Vanishing Humboldt Martens 480_humboldt-marten-3-charlotte-eriksson-oregon-state-university-fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:33PM
image Palestinians Hack Israeli Websites 480_palestinian-hack_1.jpg by IMEMC
A group of Palestinian hackers were able to hack a number of Hebrew sites simultaneously, and post on the main pages pictures taken during the attack on the peaceful Great Return March, this past Friday....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 8:27PM
image US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza 480_landday2018-trnn_1.jpg by IMEMC
Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.”...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 8:27PM
image Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday – Total now 17 480_mosabsalloul_1.jpg by IMEMC
Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as: Mohammad Rubaiya and Mosab Zohair Salloul....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 8:52PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras se Solidariza con la Caravana Migrante 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula-chiapas-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
La violencia sistémica de las rutas migratorias en México se ha exacerbado con políticas anti-inmigrantes de control fronterizo apoyadas por los Estados Unidos, promovidas a través de la Iniciativa Mérida, y pagadas por los pueblos de los Estados Unidos y México....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:36PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras Stands In Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
The systemic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government, fueled by the Mérida Initiative, and paid for by the people of the U.S. and Mexico....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:30PM
image Indefinite Detention Is Torture 480_pict0055-thumb-275x366-1504_1.jpg by Curt Wechsler
Habeas corpus, or the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indefinitely without showing cause. “The serious physical and psychological harm that results from such detention can constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” charges The Center for Victims of Torture. “These effects are amplified in detainees who have been tortured or experienced trauma prior to commencement of indefinite detention.”...
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:45PM
image Israeli Soldiers Shoot 49 Palestinians In Gaza Day After Killing Sixteen in Land Day Protest gazaprotest.jpg by IMEMC
Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, 49 Palestinians protesting on their lands, near border area, in several parts of the Gaza Strip....
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 8:56PM