Iran Protests: Pulling Back the Curtain of Mainstream Media Propaganda

Several U.S. media organizations – e.g. CNN, New York Times – have used photos of the pro-Islamic Republic mass demonstrations for their articles on the opposition protests. These kinds of false media practices serve the purpose of giving their audience the impression that the anti-government demonstrations have had huge turnouts. by Liberation News, published on Mint Press News Starting Dec.[…]

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Time to Call Anew for Disarming Drones

Delegates to the 1899 Hague Convention got it right on aerial bombardment. by Nick Mottern, originally published on Know Drones Those of us who have been advocating for an end to drone attacks and the disarming of drones have “ancestors” in those who, in 1899, persuaded The Hague Convention to adopt a five-year ban on dropping bombs from hot air[…]

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Venezuela’s Fragile Revolution: From Chávez To Maduro

By Steve Ellner Above Photo: Andreas Lehner/ Flickr Professor Steve Ellner argues that by pinpointing strategic errors – especially in the context of unrelenting hostility by powerful forces on the right – Chavismo’s supporters and sympathizers can offer a corrective to the sweeping condemnations of the government of Nicolás Maduro now coming from both right and left. The Venezuelan experience of nearly[…]

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Remaining Peaceful Was Their Choice

by Kathy Kelly, Originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence People living now in Yemen’s third largest city, Ta’iz, have endured unimaginable circumstances for the past three years. Civilians fear to go outside lest they be shot by a sniper or step on a land mine. Both sides of a worsening civil war use Howitzers, Kaytushas, mortars and other missiles[…]

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No Foreign Bases Conference, 1/12-1/14 2018

Join the No Foreign Bases Conference taking place in Baltimore this Weekend. If you can’t get to Baltimore you can follow the panels and listen to the speakers here. Opening Session, International Evening (Starts around minute 27) Plenary 1: History and Economic Costs of U.S. Military Bases (starts around 5 min) Plenary 2: South America/Guantanamo, Plenary 3: Asia Pacific/ Pivot[…]

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Women, Let’s Unite For Our Rights!

Women, Let’s Unite For Our Rights!   Defend Muslim Women in Quebec against Islamophobic Bill 62! By Tamara Hansen, originally published on Fire This Time This fall the Quebec provincial government passed Bill 62, also known as the “religious neutrality law.” While it refers to “neutrality,” the law is anything but, specifically requiring that Muslim women who wear the Burqa or[…]

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Puerto Rico Homeowners Brace for Another Disaster: Foreclosure

by David Dayan “Maybe they believe the land is worth more than keeping people in the homes.” Lenders to Puerto Rican homeowners have kicked foreclosures into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, skirting local and federal borrower protections. According to attorneys and experts, lenders have ignored federal moratoria on foreclosures; placed notices of default in newspapers where they’re[…]

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Eleven Years of the “Process of Change” in Evo Morales’ Bolivia

By STANSFIELD SMITH Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF of this article, click here. Evo Morales will soon have been the president of Bolivia for 12 years, heralding the ascent of the indigenous social movements to governmental power. This ended the apartheid system against the indigenous that existed for 500 years in Bolivia.[…]

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