Argentina: Indigenous Mapuches campaign for land rights
- Teresa Bo
For years, members of the indigenous Mapuche community have battled with the Chilean government over land rights. Now, Mapuches in Argentina are also struggling to regain what they say is their ancestral territory. The land in question belongs to the ...
France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface
- Diana Johnstone
As if the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign hadn’t been horrendous enough, here comes another one: in France.
Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen
The system in France is very different, with multiple candidates in two rounds, most of ...
Kinga Africa: "We have to work for a world free of Infant Oral Mutilation"
- Denise Nanni دنیسه نانی - Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
In the following our interview with Francis Muthama of the organization Kinga Africa, engaged in Kenya against INFANT ORAL MUTILATION. It is a traditional practice violating children’s health rights. Before the interview a definition of this practice ...
Morocco uses migrant crisis as leverage in EU free trade dispute over Western Sahara
- Leslie Carretero
More than 850 migrants have breached the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta over the past week, amid heightened tensions between the North African kingdom and the European Union over a free trade dispute.
Migrants celebrate after ...
7 Signs of Tyranny
- Robert Reich
As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things:
1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize ...
Hebron Shooter Elor Azaria Got 18 Months for Manslaughter. Smoking Weed Is 11
- Gili Cohen גילי כהן
Here are ten cases that show the hard line military courts usually take in sentencing soldiers - unlike the case of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who got 18 months for shooting and killing a prone Palestinian attacker.
Israeli military courts usually take ...
The Unthinkable Just Happened in Spain:
Six central bankers and a financial regulator get dragged to court
- Don Quijones
Untouchable. Inviolable. Immunity. Impunity. These are the sort of words and expressions that are often associated with senior central bankers, who are, by law, able to operate more or less above the law of the jurisdictions ...
Go post-West, young man
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
The Munich Security Conference delivered a predictable display of a West that refuses to recognize the emergence of a multipolar world order
The 2017 Munich Security Conference arguably gave the game away right at the outset, via its annual “ ...
More French riots despite 12 years of trying nothing
- Ramin Mazaheri رامین مظاهری
As Communist hero and the “African Che Guevara”, Thomas Sankara, famously said: “A soldier without any political or ideological training is a potential criminal.”
France’s police have an ideology, because everyone has ...
The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us about Israel
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
For some, the ‘manslaughter’ conviction – following the murder by Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, of already incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif – is finally settling a protracted debate regarding where Israelis ...