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Richard Falk - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

On Taking Controversial Public Positions: A Reflection      

 

Not long ago a cherished friend directed a remark at me during a dinner with several other friends: “You keep sticking your neck out. I used to do that, but I don’t do it anymore.” At the time, I listened, unsure...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange’s arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto)

Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do.

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The Anti Media - 2019-04-14 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) – Two days after the Thursday arrest of Julian Assange at Ecuador’s London embassy, several government websites were hacked; including Ecuador’s official website, the Central Bank of Ecuador, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ecuadorian Assembly in the UK, according to Gateway Pundit‘s ...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-12 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Demonstrators gathered on Thursday – just hours after the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by UK authorities – outside of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. to denounce the unprecedented affront to freedom of the press. Protesters also took the opportunity to highlight...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

#julianassange #arrest #leak In this video I give my assessment of the Assange case and why his arrest signals more than just the death of journalism and the fourth estate in the post-post-modern era. I note how Wikileaks itself was somewhat dubious, while Assange was sincere in his approach to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-10 - Original post - cached version

Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-08 - Original post - cached version

“No to NATO” Protest Washington DC, March 30, 2019 (Photo from UNAC)

This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-06 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — Sikhs the world over are leading the charge when it comes to reconnecting to nature. The Million Tree Project aims to plant one million new trees throughout the world, with tens of thousands already having been planted. In what has been described as a “gift to the entire planet,” Sikhs...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-05 - Original post - cached version

(CN) — WikiLeaks warned Thursday that its founder “will be expelled within ‘hours to days’” from Ecuador’s London embassy and that Ecuador has an agreement with Britain to have him arrested. President Lenin Moreno will use the pretext of a scandal engulfing his presidency to oust Assange, a “...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — Campaigners have organized rallies nationwide for Thursday in order to give voice to the widespread public demand the report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller be disclosed to members of Congress and the public—with as little redaction as...

Need To Know News - 2019-04-03 - Original post - cached version

Cardinal Robert Sarah says that pastors should abandon political activism and return to preaching the Gospel. The cardinal also offered his support for nationalist movements in Europe that wish to recover their sovereignty from Brussels, which he says operates in the service of banks.

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-03 - Original post - cached version

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier.

But...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Every war is a war against children.

— Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago.

Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-25 - Original post - cached version

(N2S) — “Judaism yes! Zionism no! Israel has got to go!” Yesterday hundreds of activists marched to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference) to condemn Israeli influence on American foreign policy, and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, a...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-23 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — French soldiers embedded with Paris police will be allowed to ‘open fire’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, reports the Daily Mail, citing the military governor of Paris. “They are perfectly capable of appreciating the nature of the threat and answering it in a...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-21 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) – Israeli occupation forces arrested a 22-year-old Palestinian woman at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after she posted a comment on Facebook on Al-Aqsa Mosque. Isra’a Hammad Abu Sneineh was detained at the Abu Al-Rish military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Children’s crusades do not necessarily end well.  During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it wound its way towards Palestine.  In 1212, a boy of 12...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version


We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and out of the country, leaving...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday ahead of a planned meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, demonstrators rallied outside the White House to condemn the “horrible politics of division” deployed by both leaders to gain power and harm...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Oh, Oregon is holding hearings on HB 2020, a baby step around putting feet to fire of those so-called polluters. I will list it below. I have been asked to attend a skyped hearing, one that tells me to go for no more than 3 minutes.

This is Kabuki Theater. The bill is about green as the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Simple communitarian spirit, tied to serendipitous moment listening to this artist a month ago talking about climate change, tide-pools and new earth emerging. His name is Bill Kucha, 74, originally from Cleveland. He was trained as a classic artist in Boston, BU, and he married at 18, had a...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-20 - Original post - cached version

The political system in the United States is a plutocracy, one that works for the benefit of the wealthy, not the people. Although we face growing crises on multiple fronts – economic insecurity, a violent and racist state, environmental devastation, never-ending wars and more – neither...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-19 - Original post - cached version

We are living amongst the largest generation of young people in history; young people who are better educated, better informed and more widely connected than ever before. Around 42% of the world’s population is under 25 years of age, 25% are under 15 – that’s 1.8 billion. The largest group is in...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-18 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — As of Sunday morning, more than 250 demonstrations in cities and towns across the country are planned for Monday, February 18, with more than 10,000 Americans prepared to protest President Donald Trump’s admittedly-fake national emergency, and Republicans for their support for his actions...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-17 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) – Officially, the US government has barely conceded that there is an investigation into WikiLeaks at all. Yet after years of efforts to quietly vilify the whistleblower for its publications. The efforts to overtly criminalize the group are picking up pace. The government has...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-14 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — As it turns out, those reports about Amazon reconsidering its plan to build one of its “HQ2s” in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City weren’t just trial balloons intended as a warning to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to get his people in line. Because in a Thursday announcement that...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-12 - Original post - cached version

We interviewed Dahr Jamail about his new book, “The End of Ice,” for our podcast, Clearing the FOG, this week. It will be available Monday. Jamail describes the grim reality of human-caused climate distortion. The bottom line is: It is here. It is accelerating. We need to take swift...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-04 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — One week after a Yellow Vest organizer was “handicapped for life” by French police, protesters dedicated Saturday’s demonstrations to denouncing police violence – only to be beaten and gassed by said police. There have been 1,900 protesters and around 1,000 police injured since the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-30 - Original post - cached version

If 2016 election taught us anything, it is that the U.S. working class is searching for alternatives to the two major parties, both of which they find unresponsive to their grievances and needs. By 2016, the working class, as well as young people, had become thoroughly dissatisfied by those...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-29 - Original post - cached version

A group of 30 respected intellectuals, writers and historians has published a manifesto bewailing the imminent collapse of Europe and its supposed Enlightenment values of liberalism and rationalism. The idea of Europe, they warn, “is falling apart before our eyes”, as Britain prepares for Brexit...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Photo: John Zangas, DC Media Group.

Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-21 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — The Yellow Vest anti-government movement started in France on November 17, when over 300,000 people across France protested a carbon tax on fuel that French President Emmanuel Macron touted as evidence of France’s leadership when it comes to mitigating climate change. The Yellow Vest...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Murdering Truthsayers 

I am thinking of Karen Silkwood for some odd reason. Murdered November 13, 1974 as a twenty-eight-year-old labor union activist and chemical technician working for a nuclear power plant, Kerr-McGee Cimarron River nuclear facility in Crescent, Oklahoma. The industry...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

Support is growing in the United States for a Green New Deal. Though there are competing visions for what that looks like, essentially, a Green New Deal includes a rapid transition to a clean energy economy, a jobs program and a stronger social safety net.

We need a Green New Deal for...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — In an unprecedented move, French riot police have hit the streets with semi-automatic weapons and live ammunition to stop Yellow Vest protesters. Officers seen carrying Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles equipped with 30-cartridge live ammunition magazines were filmed near the Arc de...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-15 - Original post - cached version

France is at a crossroad. A fairly benign bread-and-butter protest has turned into a major popular dissent putting in question France’s political system. It is new, unheard of, and because we live in the digital age, with immediate communication, the world is not only watching, but there...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-15 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Friday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the United States prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama failed to fulfill his promise of closing the facility and little attention has since been given to the issue by the Trump administration, but activists...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Frei Betto spoke with the author at the Dominican convent in São Paulo, Brazil.

Frei Betto (Carlos Alberto Libânio Christo) was born in 1944 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He began his political engagement as Catholic student and was imprisoned by the military regime that seized power in 1964...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-11 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — Creator of the online video game Fortnite, Tim Sweeney, has been captivating audiences for decades by developing intricate and interactive digital worlds for players. However, it is his work away from the screen that is currently grabbing attention from gamers and non-gamers alike....

Ian Sinclair - 2019-01-10 - Original post - cached version

How three courageous individuals saved humanity
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
19 December 2018

What difference can one person make when it comes to influencing global politics?

Very little, you might think. However, a careful reading of several crisis points in...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-10 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — France is signaling it’s making preparations for a massive new crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes or “yellow vests” anti-government protests that have gripped the country for seven weeks. A new law under consideration could make any demonstration illegal to begin with if not previously...

Ian Sinclair - 2019-01-09 - Original post - cached version

Don’t despair! Even protests that feel like a failure often have unexpected impacts
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
18 December 2018

A common response to those protesting is to dismiss it is a waste of time – “the government doesn’t listen”, “things never change” opine the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-08 - Original post - cached version

There have been many women dissenters who have been jailed by the American government as political prisoners.  There are women in jail now who are undergoing punishment as perceived enemies of the American Empire.  Two such women are nuclear resister Elizabeth McAlister and alleged “terrorist”...

Consortium News - 2019-01-08 - Original post - cached version

Women gathered in Paris to confirm their commitment to the populist movement and women’s place in the country’s revolutionary history, reports Léa Bouchoucha from Paris for Consortium News.  By Léa Bouchoucha in Paris Special to Consortium News “I‘m your wife.”…

The Anti Media - 2019-01-06 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — This January, a new social media campaign is encouraging women to grow out their body hair. In addition to urging women to love and accept their natural body, the campaign, cleverly called Januhairy, is raising money for a good cause. Unfortunately for women, many of our personal choices...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-06 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — More violence has erupted across France just days after French authorities arrested a key organizer of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement. After the protests began peacefully, Paris police deployed teargas and batons as protesters began to riot during the so-called ‘Act VIII” Day...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-05 - Original post - cached version

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Independent/Alternative Media Activists and Journalists Unite for Summit in Houston, TX WHAT: Common Ground Media Summit The Summit is the first attempt at bringing together digital activists, journalists, and influencers from around the United States and abroad for a one...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-03 - Original post - cached version

The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.

— C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins

In less than two months, the yellow vests (gilets jaunes) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week,...

The Anti Media - 2019-01-03 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — A day after millions of women stood together in the Indian state to form a nearly 400-mile-long human chain to call for equality, two women made history—and sparked protests and a call for a state-wide shutdown—when they entered the Sabarimala temple in the state of Kerala in the early...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-03 - Original post - cached version

There will be important opportunities in the next few years to advance the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. This article will focus on three opportunities: the 2020 elections, the decline of US empire and an economic slowdown.

The movement...

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