African liberation struggles drove Portugal’s April 1974 Revolution
- John Catalinotto
It was April of 1974. A popular folk song serving as a secret signal to the captains in Portugal’s Armed Forces Movement (MFA) played on Lisbon’s Radio Renascença. Units of the army in and near Lisbon had been scheduled to go out ...
There is no "just war": The Catholic Church is now more advanced than U.S. philosophy departments
- David Swanson
It ought to be with considerable embarrassment that I say this, as an atheist who thinks religion does far more harm than good, and that it does so not only through the pretense that death isn't real but first and foremost through the promotion of ...
Confessions of a Hit Man on Panama Papers
- John Perkins
The Panama Papers should be no surprise. I was there in the 1970s, when the system they’ve exposed was set in motion. As an Economic Hit Man (an EHM), I helped forge this global economy that is based on legalized crimes. It’s a system ...
At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Supports Right To Torture & Execute LGBT People
- Kit O’Connell
The Gulf kingdom, where homosexuality is punishable by beheading, objected to a report by the special rapporteur on torture because extending human rights protections to LGBT people “lacked any ground in international law.”
The bodies ...
“We are working on building up a broad popular movement, that is conscious, critical and mobilizedˮ: Jérôme Duval, CADTM
- Milena Rampoldi میلنا رامپلدی
Jérôme Duval is an activist of the CADTM, the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (Comité pour l’Annulation de la Dette du Tiers Monde), created in 1990 in Liège, Belgium, today become a global network. ...
We All Are Islamic State
- Chris Hedges
Revenge is the psychological engine of war. Victims are the blood currency. Their corpses are used to sanctify acts of indiscriminate murder. Those defined as the enemy and targeted for slaughter are rendered inhuman. They are not worthy of empathy ...
A world war has begun. Break the silence.
- John Pilger
This is an edited version of an address by John Pilger at the University of Sydney, entitled A World War Has Begun
I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people ...
The Panama Papers
Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash
- ICIJ-The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The Panama Papers: An Introduction
Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by the shadowy offshore industry.
Blacklisted Companies’ Offshore Ties
Why we lost the battle against terrorism and how we can win it
- Grégoire Lalieu
On Tuesday, March 22nd, two attacks plunged Brussels into terror. These attacks came four months after the shock wave that had shaken Paris, fourteen months after the dramas of Charlie Hebdo and the Hypercacher supermarket. Last year, we had already ...
Why has Belgium become such a focus of European jihad?
An interview with Belgian scholar Didier Leroy
- Joost Hiltermann
The devastating suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday morning have raised new questions about jihadist networks based in Belgium, which were also believed to be behind the attacks in Paris in November. The attacks at the main Belgian airport and ...