Mubarak/Wilson, Catalonia/Edinborough/Ukraine, Same Problem

By: Sunday November 30, 2014 9:00 am

The acquittal of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak who ruled with an iron fist for thirty years and was accused of ordering the shooting deaths of hundreds of protesters during the events that removed him from power reflects the same determination as the acquittal of a white police officer via a lesser judicial process than a trial in the uncontested shooting death of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Corresponding to the growing worldwide revolt against the pax americana is an increase in the militarization of police forces, backed by justice systems that can be relied on to exonerate rulers while eliminating an increasingly redundant majority.

 

Vessel: Former Greenpeace Doctor Offers Worldwide Abortion Access (#SXSW)

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 4:50 pm

Every 10 minutes, a woman dies from a botched abortion. That’s 47,000 women every year. But what if there were an extremely safe way women could self-administer abortion, without needing the permission of the medical establishment or the state?

Vessel – the first documentary from filmmaker Diana Whitten — studies one woman’s efforts to get the abortion pill and the information needed to use it to women worldwide.

Sunday READ – 23 March 2014

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 9:30 am

Hundreds of thousands of people have trekked across Spain to protest austerity they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner of “No More Cuts!” the protesters are calling for an end to the Spanish government’s “empty promises.”

It isn’t just on the southern U.S. border

By: Friday February 7, 2014 1:30 am

The circumstances in many third world countries is desperate indeed, considering the economies of the nations they are fleeing to. Nevertheless, little attention is paid to the mass migration across the Mediterranean that is occurring into Italy and Spain now.

Conflicting Reports On Who Knew About NSA Spying Program

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:00 am

How can President Obama give all these public assurances about what the NSA is and is not doing if he is “out of loop”?

NSA Spying Scandal Spreads To Spain

By: Monday October 28, 2013 6:40 am

As representatives of the European Union meet with American officials today to discuss reports of NSA spying in France and Germany, another country may want to shortly send a representative. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in one month. This could get awkward.

From the Shootdown of Iran Air Flight 655 to the Aerial Interdiction of President Evo Morales – 25 Years

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 2:30 pm

As Bolivian President Evo Morales sits marooned in a Vienna airport on the dawn of July 3rd, 2013, having possibly avoided aerial interception over the Atlantic Ocean by U.S. fighters or missiles, it might be fitting to think about the fate of Iran Ar Flight 655, 25 years ago today (emphases added):

Three Tricks From The Global 1% Playbook

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 5:00 pm

Many journalists and experts have cautioned against drawing too many parallels between the Occupy Gezi movement and Occupy Wall Street, or between the Turkish uprising and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, such as the one centered around Egypt’s Tahrir Square. It’s true that Turkey exists at a pivot point between secular and religious that is unique to its history, for all the superficial resemblances that may have to The Handmaid’s Tale fantasies of America’s Christian conservatives. Each people, each culture, is unique and so are its uprisings.

Spaniards Occupy Congress: #25A Madrid

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 7:04 pm

Today in Madrid Spaniards Surround Congress in “Day of Liberation” Against Austerity.

The culmination of the ultimate cult

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 1:30 am

“Austerity” continues its unprecedented run of being the economic policy with the worst results but the most adherents.

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