Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women's rights. In recent months, appalling incidents of violence against women and girls, from Delhi to Johannesburg to Cleveland, have sparked outrage and demands to tackle these horrific abuses. Even though women have made real gains, we are constantly reminded how far we have to go.
Field reports from the ground inside Syria point towards a difficult and complex situation, with the country teeming with foreign mercenaries, including westerners, with outside forces using Saudi, Turkey and Qatar as proxies to support minority groups and destabilize the status quo. However, all is not well for the western terrorist darlings.
There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver. The sudden appearance of an unprecedented 400 ton short sale of gold on the COMEX was a manipulation designed to protect the dollar from the Federal Reserve's quantitative...
Skullduggery, bullying, blackmail, bribery, the buzz words in the lexicon of US diplomacy, increasingly a handbook of demonic activities and a classic example of a what-not-to-do list. It comes as no surprise then to find a CIA agent unceremoniously kicked out of Russia in abject humiliation for himself and for Washington. Good riddance!
Spying in America today is institutionalized. Privacy rights no longer matter. Phone calls, emails, and other communications are being monitored secretly without court authorization. Unconstrained data-mining and monitoring occur without probable cause. America's a total surveillance society
David Cameron went to Washington to meet President Obama and predictably, one of the first soundbites to come out of the meeting was hawkish rhetoric over the latest war zone Washington and London have crafted through a cynical and cowardly manipulation of exterior forces: in Syria. Once again, the FUKUS Axis is in action behind the scenes.
When Barack Obama orders the US military to attack people in another country, whether in a war or by using an illegal drone strike, he knows that people, including innocent men, women and children (called 'collateral damage'), will be killed. How can he do this?
May 13, 1888 - the Golden Law (Lei Aúrea) officially ended slavery in Brazil, some 350 years after the first Portuguese colony was established, following the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500. During those centuries, some four million Africans were taken away from their families and sold into slavery.
May 9, Victory Day (Dyen' Pobedy) marking the end of the Great Patriotic War (World War 2), celebrating the heroic victory of the forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics over Fascism, freeing millions of people from the yoke of madness and hatred. 68 years on, let us not forget the lessons of May 9.
Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin. America and Russia have conflicting interests. Obama wants Assad ousted. All options are open to do so. Russia wants its strategic regional interests protected. Moscow wants Syrians to decide who'll lead them. Foreign intervention is rejected
Americans live in the infinite now. They are happy not to be burdened with the knowledge of their past or the long-term future. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, says that Americans are totally ignorant of the world around them
The latest gossip has it that pilotless aircraft are soon to take to the skies, ferrying passengers from one part of the globe to another in an entirely automated process. Until what point does robotics have a use and at which point does the human being become redundant?
Everywhere today capitalism is on the ascendant; whether it is in India, China, Russia, Bangladesh or Vietnam. This greatest of man-engineered follies has come on its own at a time when millions of people around the world are on the streets looking for employment