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text Rest of World Solved Gun Violence Problem; March 24, 2018 March for our Lives in US by Ban All Guns
The rest of the industrialized world does not have massacres because they have serious regulations for guns, namely, as with cars: 1. Establish ownership with a Certificate of Title and registration number, 2. Require a license after passing written and performance tests, 3. Require liability insurance....
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37PM
text End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy by Gabriele Krone-Schmalz
NATO's eastern expansion was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense system in Poland and Rumania. Moscow fears its nuclear second-strike capacity is compromised. A simple good-evil scheme is all too often dominant. Russia alone is always on the evil side-whether in the Ukraine, Syria, or sports. Now and then a kind of hysteria prevails. This is stronger in the US than inGermany where any contact with Russia is criminalized....
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:20AM
text Violence leaves 750,000 children in Mosul struggling to access health services by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
As many as 750,000 children in Mosul and surrounding areas are struggling to access basic health services. While violence has subsided, less than 10 percent of health facilities in Ninewah governorate are functioning at full capacity. Those that are operational are stretched to breaking point....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 11:40PM
video Video of Ahed Tamimi standing up to IOF soldiers in 2012 and 2017 (video/mp4 33.1mb) by Free Palestine
2012: Brave Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi vs Soldier — Where is my brother???...
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 2:12PM
image Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom 480_tamimi-ahed-graphic-samidoun_1.jpg by IMEMC
Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations to demand the release of Ahed, imprisoned since 19 December and facing charges before an Israeli military court....
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 1:34PM
audio Imagine: No US Military Bases on Foreign Soil (audio/mpeg 2.9mb) by KPFA News/Ann Garrison
The United States is the largest, most lethal military power in human history, with 1000 military bases and seven geographic commands spanning the globe. That didn't stop the new Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases from holding its first "No Foreign Bases" conference at the University of Baltimore from January 12 to 14....
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:31PM
text Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
UNICEF has called on all States with influence over parties to conflict “to use that influence to protect children.”...
Posted: Mon Jan 1, 2018 2:57PM
image Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" 2017-bmp-laban-ng-masa.jpg by Walden Bello
Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017...
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 2:08AM
image CIA claims public disclosure of secret intelligence aid to Israel would harm U.S. "national security" 480_spiesonly_1.jpg by IRmep
The CIA wants the US District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss an IRmep lawsuit filed in 2015 that seeks disclosure of top-line budget numbers for secret U.S. intelligence aid to Israel. In a 29-page filing submitted on November 3, the agency argued that even acknowledging such aid exists would be "hindering the national security of the United States."...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 5:22AM
image This week - nuclear and climate news 480_shellenberger_spins_2.jpg by Christina Macpherson
As nations sign up at present, at United Nations, to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Treaty is due to come into force later, when 50 signed members have ratified it. 122 countries out of the 193 UN member nations approved the draft treaty in July....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14AM
image What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Greg Macdougall
The criminalization of radical movement media like linksunten reveals the threat our communications face under increasingly authoritarian conditions. Various Indymedias have seen this pattern in other forms since the network’s founding at the 1999 protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization – raids, seizures of webservers, and attacks on Indymedia centres established to cover summit protests. The German case indicates the extent to which existing legal structures can be harnessed...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:47PM
text Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis visits Google and Amazon by Ande Damon / WSWS (repost)
With the United States closer to nuclear conflict than at any point since the end of the Cold War, US Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis visits Seattle and Silicon Valley to further cement government alliances with big tech firms....
Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:15AM
image PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes 480_yemenamnesty3_1.jpg by Curt
American weapons have been used to commit gross violations and helped to precipitate a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, says Amnesty International’s Lynn Maalouf. "Defense" companies are making a killing. Literally....
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:55PM
text Day 40 Palestinian Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails: Military Embargo on Israel Proposed by Stop US Aid to Israel
1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike for 40 days as of May 26, 2017...
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:58PM
text Chelsea Manning is Free by Power to the People
Chelsea Manning, who exposed American war crimes in Iraq, as she was required to do by the Nuremberg Principles when a member of the US military, is free. She was released at 2 a.m. Central Time from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:37AM
text San Diego "strike force" still heading to Korea by Michael Steinberg
If anything can be believed from anyone in the Trump regime, the US "strike group" led by the the San Diego based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is indeed heading for the Korean Peninsula....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:01PM
text San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea by Michael Steinberg
US Navy warships based in San Diego are moving towards North Korean waters as tensions rise across the region...
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:26PM
text Imprint of Hope Are Making Iraq Great and Beautiful by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
In addition to decorating the city’s walls, Imprint of Hope also paints orphanages, nurseries and public buildings, including a children’s cancer hospital....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:45AM
audio Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia (audio/mpeg 63.1mb) by It's Going Down
SubMedia is releasing a brand new monthly show entitled Trouble. This month's featured struggle is the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:19PM
text Caution: Don't Glorify Obama's Record in the Era of Trump by Sheila Carrillo
Description of how my initial fears about an Obama presidency--his campaign pledges to send more troops to Afganistan, his support of the Death Penalty and Charter Schools played out during his presidency. The importance of not glamorizing the militarism and neoliberal policies that characterized his term in office, in light of the monster administration that it led to....
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 6:49AM