Stuttgart 21: Germany Halts Demolition of Train Station
BERLIN — Hoping to cool down what has become a growing political problem and national embarrassment for Germany’s top leadership, officials said on Tuesday they would not cut down any more trees or demolish the remaining wing of a century-old ...
Jewish Democracy : A Kosher Oxymoron
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Israeli Defense minister Ehud Barak is expected to back amendment to Citizenship Act.
Here is the amended version:
"I hereby declare my loyalty to the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence ...
The Wikipedia coup?
- Carlos Martínez
For Wikipedia, the attempted assassination of the democratically-elected president of Ecuador is simply "a political crisis." Any reader who seeks to inform him/herself via the pages of this encyclopedia can clearly see the reactionary ...
PEN’s Own Liu Xiaobo, Imprisoned Chinese Writer, Wins Nobel Peace Prize
- PEN American Center
New York City, October 8, 2010—PEN American Center today celebrated the news that Chinese colleague Liu Xiaobo, a literary critic, writer, and political activist who is serving an 11-year sentence in a Chinese prison, is the recipient of the ...
The Immortal Image of Che
- Víctor Montoya
"When I came in, Che was sitting on the bench. When he saw me he said, 'You've come to kill me.’ I couldn't bring myself to fire. 'Calm down,’ he said, and 'Aim well! You are going to kill a man!’"
The big squeeze: Geopirating the remaining commons
- Pat Mooney
As the UN General Assembly prepares for the June 2012 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, the global response to the current set of crises around ‘food, fuel, finance and Fahrenheit’ are giving rise to even greater commoditisation ...
In Kenya, Farmers Grow Their Own Way
- Heather Day & Travis English
Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.
We had just been visiting farmers cultivating land in the lush, steep hills ...
Reflections on Spain’s General Strike
- Ron Ridenour
”Listen [government] to the voice of the workers”…The economic crisis is the “failure of the capitalist system,” asserted the principal unions (CCOO, UGT, USOC, CSC) of Catalunya at the rally of 400,000 people demonstrating ...
From Tuskegee to Guatemala Via Nuremberg
- Amy Goodman
News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s. As soon as the story got out, President Barack Obama phoned President Alvaro ...
UN/AU Continues Somali Slaughter
- Thomas C. Mountain
For over a year now the United Nations/African Union troops in Mogadishu, so called “peacekeepers”, have been regularly firing mortars and artillery into Somali neighborhoods in retaliation for attacks by the Somali resistance.