Trump Declares Himself a National Emergency Sunday, January 13th, 2019

War is the most underrated danger, crisis, and moral outrage to be dealt with. Trump is the most antiwar president the United States has seen in decades. As a dedicated peace activist, I believe Trump needs to be removed from office immediately. How can this be so? First, becoming a relatively..

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Walled Off Options: Donald Trump, Mexico and the Democrats Thursday, January 10th, 2019

New year occasions, given the pleasant fiction it entails, are times to change. Resolutions are made by that delightful species Homo sapiens, hope packaged for quick delivery to those who promise change. The weak will become stronger; the strong will show humility. The venal, well, they just might..

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Gabon and Coup Mania Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It starts with a presumption, makes its way through a discussion, and becomes a set, moulded stereotype: Africa is the continent of tin pot dictatorships, unstable leaderships, and coups. Latin America, attuned to brigandage and frontier mentalities, is not far behind. Such instances lend..

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Ever since the great revolutionary and philosopher Karl Marx gave his clarion call to the workers around the world a few centuries back , that the workers had nothing to lose except the chain, the world trade union movement was virtually established. Since then, the workers by their consistent..

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Oaked Fires in Serbia Monday, January 7th, 2019

They set out early in the morning, men with axes, boys in tow and, for some, the odd girl champing at the bit. The woods are some way from Bujanovac, but these columns of individuals resembled statues who have moved off their plinths, heading to the woods that call them with mesmerising force. The..

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First Anniversary Of Protests In Iran – OpEd

January is the first anniversary of Iran’s protests. Massive demonstrations shock Iran to the core. A year passed and the Iranian regime’s officials are celebrating their survival. Although supreme leader Ali Khamenei told his followers not to go overboard with joy because in his words” The..

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A Green New PayGo Shutdown

“She’ll cut your head off.” That’s Nancy Pelosi’s daughter’s praise for her mother. I guess you’re supposed to imagine it always being somebody else’s head and to really hate all those somebody elses. But then, what is PayGo? This looks like a deal aiming a big ole Pentagon bone..

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Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019 Saturday, January 5th, 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless opportunities to make a..

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Brexit Armageddon Friday, January 4th, 2019

It is a very English middle-class trait: the world will end if the price of a certain life style goes up. Certain services will be cut. Access to certain travel destinations might be restricted. (The usual European haunts in France and Spain rendered dearer if not inaccessible.) But there is no..

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Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

While our troposphere is dangerously polluted, one other space – that of intangible world, created by the interconnected technology – follows the same pattern: a cyberspace. Additionally, our cyberspace becomes increasingly brutalised by its rapid monetisation and weaponisation. It mainly..

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Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the request made when World BEYOND War and RootsAction.org asked 100 prominent..

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Suspending Choice: The Patrick Melrose Series Monday, December 31st, 2018

Ashes, even when washed way, can haunt the living. A cracked Patrick Melrose has come to retrieve the cremated remains of this late father. He is addicted, indulgent, outrageous. He drinks and doses to excess; his moments of brief sobriety are nothing more than painful interludes in poor living and..

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019 Sunday, December 30th, 2018

The main transformative trends in 2018 that will affect next year will concern at least the following three different global and interconnected sectors: Economic & Financial Area; Security; Dismantling of the Old World Order. Economic & Financial Area Regarding the economic and..

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Corrupt Spineless Iraqi Legislators Are Right Saturday, December 29th, 2018

You’ve got 5,000 armed foreign troops stationed in your country. You don’t say a word until the idiot foreign emperor stages a surprise visit. Then you’re outraged principally because he didn’t notify you or meet with you or put up any pretense that your country belonged to you in any way...

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No Climate Change without a generational interval

The newly elected President of Costa Rica, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, 38-year-old former journalist Carlos Alvarado, has vowed to fully decarbonise the country’s economy and makes it the first carbon-neutral nation in the world by 2021, on the 200th anniversary of its..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..