Surprising UK election outcome – people want to organize

Fort Lauderdale         The voters came out from under the rocks and jumped over the hedgerows to vote for the Conservatives behind weird and wacky Boris Johnson in the recent snap election in Britain.  Labour took a…

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Demanding investigation, Amnesty International and UN official condemn killing of #EndSARS protesters by Nigerian forces

“There need to be immediate, independent, transparent, and thorough investigations, not just into last night’s killings, but also into all the previous violations committed by security forces.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Wednesday, October 21 Both…

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Demonstrators protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 3, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt)
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The rest of the world sees uprisings, not riots

The United States is paying the price for denying people what Malcolm X called “the right to be a human being.” by Reese Erlich Sunday June 7, 2020 One of Germany’s largest dailies ran the headline…

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The Elders issue scathing rebuke of Israel’s Trump-approved West Bank annexation plan

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the…

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As world joins forces to raise $8 billion for Global Covid-19 Fund, US contributes this much: $0

“It is a pity the U.S. is not a part of it. When you are in a crisis, you manage it and you do it jointly with others.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer President Donald Trump’s…

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The value of collective experience

New Orleans A couple of random comments have gotten me thinking a bit about the post-coronavirus world. One thing that stuck with me was a young man’s take on hoarding in New York City that was…

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Food crisis growing in Honduras cities

A Sunday call with ACORN Honduras organizers brought the harrowing issue of food insecurity home to me with a vengeance. New Orleans    Central America doesn’t get the press on the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s as…

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Deported to death: US sent 138 Salvadorans home to be killed

At least 138 people deported from the United States to El Salvador since 2013 have been killed, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch, which investigates human rights abuses worldwide.   Updated February 7,…

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5 things you should know about the earth’s warming ocean

Climate change has caused record-breaking ocean temperatures, and that means more dangerous storms, trouble for coral reefs and big changes for our marine ecosystems. Oceans & Clean Water January 29, 2020 – by Tara Lohan The Revelator…

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‘We Have so much more to do,’ youth climate activists declare as global elite close out Davos forum

“It is time to get out of our comfort zones.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Youth climate activists marched through the streets of Davos, Switzerland Friday as the World Economic Forum wrapped up in a Fridays…

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‘Act as if you loved your children above all else’: Greta Thunberg demands Davos elite immediately halt all fossil fuel investments

“I’ve been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do, but don’t worry—it’s fine—I’ve done this before and I can assure you: it doesn’t lead to anything.”…

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Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq

By Brenda Norrell  Censored News Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as they called out Trump for…

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On Sunday 50 Flagstaffians stepped up to speak out voicing concerns over President Trumps killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and subsequent saber rattling from Trump and allies. Photo Meteor Staff, January 5, 2020.
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Add Flagstaff to list of demonstrations over saber rattling

A pro peace demonstration in front of Flagstaff City Hall this afternoon added Flagstaff to the growing list of demonstrations opposing a potential US conflict with Iran. A little after noon people began gathering in downtown…

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All tactics no strategy: duck and cover!

  New Orleans We saw the tactic swallow the strategy in the Occupy movement. We just discussed the situation in Hong Kong over the last seven months where the tactics and adaptations have been brilliantly effective,…

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Are Hong Kong protestors caught in a box canyon?

Ponce, Puerto Rico   The Hong Kong protests continue unabated as the year ends, having begun on March 15, 2019, and definitely serving as a benchmark for the year.  Over Christmas, the protests moved once again into…

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