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Sanders: Corbyn Surge in UK Shows World Rising Up Against Austerity, Inequality PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 09 June 2017 11:58

 

"People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%," Sanders said

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Sanders said he has been "impressed" by Corbyn's "willingness to talk about class issues." (Photo: Getty)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/06/09/sanders-corbyn-surge-uk-shows-world-rising-against-austerity-inequality

Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a "political upset" for the ages and a stunning backfire for Prime Minister Theresa May, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday congratulated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the British people for "rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality."

"Globalization has left far too many people behind." —Sen. Bernie SandersPeople "all over the world" are fighting the same battle, Sanders added, concluding:

People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%. I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn for running a very positive and effective campaign.

Corbyn's strong run—which culminated in an additional 31 seats for Labour and a hung parliament—was, in many ways, reminiscent of the Sanders "revolution" in the United States, which posed a stark challenge to "the billionaire class" and a political establishment flush with corporate money. Sanders himself drew the comparison between his campaign and Corbyn's recently on a three-day U.K. speaking tour, during which he praised the Labour leader's "willingness to talk about class issues."

"These problems are not unique to the U.S.," Sanders noted. "Globalization has left far too many people behind. Workers all over the world are seeing a decline in their standard of living. Unfettered free trade has allowed multinational corporations to enjoy huge profits and make the very rich even richer while workers are sucked into a race for the bottom."

Corbyn utilized similar messaging. Under his leadership, the Labour Party this year published one of the most left-wing manifestos in its history, adopting a slogan Sanders backers surely recognized: "For the many, not the few."

It is unsurprising, then, that British voters were seen donning Sanders apparel as they cast their ballots for Labour.

Peter Bloom, writing for Common Dreamsargued the campaigns of Sanders and Corbyn both successfully harnessed similar forces, and thus "exposed the beginnings of a potentially new political mainstream."

Bloom concluded:

Corbyn's strong campaign is no small political achievement. Historically, he has altered the public discussion on major issues of the economy and foreign policy. He has also shown that a full throttled progressive agenda is not only not suicidal but potentially downright popular.

For many, Corbyn's remarkable surge in recent weeks and his performance in an election that was prematurely viewed as a landslide opportunity for the Conservatives is a strong indicator of the electoral viability of left populism and of the strong desire for systemic change.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 June 2017 14:21
 
Saving the Oceans, Saving the Future: Officials Tackle Marine Pollution PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 06:13

 

Opening Ceremony of UN Ocean Conference. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

 

Opening Ceremony of UN Ocean Conference. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

 

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2017 (IPS) - The oceans’ health is only getting worse and the cycle of decline must be reversed, said representatives at the opening of a high-level UN conference.

Approximately 5,000 representatives from governments, civil society, and the private sector from around the world have gathered at the UN for its first ever Ocean Conference, a high-level meeting which aims to address and mobilize action to improve the state of oceans.

“The health of our oceans and seas are inextricably linked with the health of our planet and all life on earth,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the full General Assembly hall.

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Bob Mueller - Special Counsel in Russia Investigation PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:37

The US Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday that he has appointed Robert S. Mueller III, the former F.B.I. director, to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election.  He will have the power to look into anything he wants including Trump's tax returns.  He will also be able to call the President to testify and persure criminal proceedings.

- sources: - NYT and CNN Wed May 17.2017

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:56
 
Russia One Trump Zero PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Monday, 15 May 2017 23:27

The Washington Post reported that President Trump released classified info to the Russians that could be used to compromise American intelligence resources.

President Trump seems to be on the ropes and it is only round one.   Please, someone throw in the towel.  This guy is getting beaten to a pulp.  He is out of his depth and over his head.   His ego will will push him into truly dangerous waters.   Now he is off to play nuclear war...watch out!

Last Updated on Monday, 15 May 2017 23:43
 
Impeachable - The Money Laundering Card PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:51

The investigation into Trump and Russia took a turn when Trump fired the Director of the FBI for investigating possible collusion to fix the election he won.  They may have him on interfering and coverup.   This is reinforced by Trumps own admission that he thought the investigation was an attempt by the Democrates to change the election results.  So by his own admission his reason for firing Comey had to do at least in part because of the Trump Russia investigation.  That is definately an attempt to derail the FBI investigation into himself.

If Trump was involved in helping the Russians launder money then that is another way he could be impeached.  It seems to me that the FBI, The congressional Committee, the Senate or the CIA could subpoena Donald Trump's tax returns.  This would be a very inexpensive and sure fire way to find out who paid who for what and when.  It will show which foreign governments have him by the blank and reveal whether or not he broke the law in his business dealings.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 17:19
 
Impeachable? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:45

Last time I looked interfering with and/or obstructing an FBI investigation was against the law and a President who breaks the law can be impeached.  

One of the the subjects of the Russian investigation is the one doing the obstruction of an investigation into possible treasonous behaviour of himself and the Russians.   Is that not proof that he is aiding the Russian interference in the US elections?  

So why doesnt the FBI arrest the President?....Or is the President above the law?  Obviously he thinks he is above the law.  The LAW needs to step up to the plate here and set him straight..

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:01
 
America’s War-Fighting Footprint in Africa PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:17

America’s War-Fighting Footprint in Africa 

Secret U.S. Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across That Continent 

By Nick Turse 

General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 17:01
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Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:38

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Tadodaho Sid Hill (shown on screens), Chief of the Onondaga Nation. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Tadodaho Sid Hill (shown on screens), Chief of the Onondaga Nation. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 2017 (IPS) - Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting.

More than 1000 indigenous representatives from around the world have gathered at the UN for the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). This year’s meeting focuses on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which was adopted 10 years ago by the General Assembly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 17:07
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In bombing Syria, Trump perpetuates the US disregard for the rule of international law PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 07 April 2017 05:07

nJoan Russow Global Compliance Research Project April 6, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet again US disrespects the rule international law. Under the Charter of the United Nations is an important Chapter; Chapter VI- the peaceful resolution of disputes. Unfortunately, the US usually bypasses Chapter VI and goes to Chapter VII which does, if supported by the UNSC, legitimize an invasion, and when the US does not receive the support of the UNSC, the US acts, independently.   In this case, Trump did not even attempt to receive support of the UNSC, and did not wait for an investigation into the claim,about the source of the chemical weapons, made by Russia’sForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov  Sergei Lavrov opposed the invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, all of which were condemned by Trump during the election.

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'No Walls, No War, No Warming': Progressives Call for Priorities Shift PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:36

 

Under President Donald Trump's budget, "war wins out"—over pretty much everything

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Fifty years ago Tuesday, Martin Luther King, Jr. warned that "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." (Photo: Loco Steve/flickr/cc)

Social movement leaders from groups across the progressive spectrum launched a campaign on Tuesday denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed $54 billion increase in the U.S. military budget, which is coming at the expense of the environment, education, human and civil rights protections, and public health.

The #No54BillionforWar effort is launching on the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence," which warned that "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:40
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