The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why
- Thomas Fazi - Bill Mitchell
As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national governments of all power to prevent any further democratic interventions. The centre-left ...
Torture is a hallmark of US invasions and interventions
- Edu Montesanti
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan’s representative speaks out about the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate crimes committed by all sides in the Central Asian country, since May 1, 2003. “There’ ...
A day of protest in Gaza
- Rana Shubair رنا شبير
On Land Day, March 30, I set out with my three, 12-year-old children, husband and other family members to join an estimated 60,000 other Gazan Palestinians for the first day of the Great Return March by the border with occupied Palestine [Israel]. Each ...
The poison in our body politic: the Foreign Office and 'Novichok'
- Craig Murray
As Porton Down now confirm, here is a straightforward lie from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a lie that British diplomats around the world have been promoting to foreign governments.
The key point is that the FCO knew it was lying. This was ...
MLK’s fight against racism, militarism & capitalism: historian Taylor Branch on King’s final years
- Amy Goodman
It was 50 years ago today when Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. He was just 39 years old. We turn now to a conversation Democracy Now! recently had with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch and writer Trey Ellis, ...
Dr. King’s long assassination
- Paul Street
As the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s violent death (on April 4, 1968) grows closer, you can expect to hear more and more in U.S. corporate media about the real and alleged details of his immediate physical assassination ...
Rim Banna and the cultural war Palestinians must win
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March 24, after a decade-long battle with cancer, brought grief to Palestinians everywhere.
Rim, a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, united the Palestinian people across political and geographic ...
How the avocado became the fruit of global trade
- Brook Larmer
Under the volcanoes in Mexico’s Michoacán state, violent cartels are fighting to dominate a shadowy and lucrative market. One gang, called La Familia Michoacana, announced its presence about a decade ago by tossing five rivals’ ...
Lessons of the April 1968 Black rebellions following Dr. King’s murder
- Workers World
Following are excerpts from an April 11, 1968, WW article by Workers World Party founding chairperson Sam Marcy, a week after the assassination in Memphis, Tenn., of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The rebellions which opened spontaneously ...
10 reasons to fear John Bolton
- Medea Benjamin
Let’s not mince words: John Bolton is a war-monger and his appointment to be Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor is a threat to global security. Bolton advocates a foreign policy that exaggerates threats, belittles diplomacy, shows contempt ...