If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldn't be seen as a universal hero
- Slavoj Žižek Σλάβοϊ Ζίζεκ
Mandela must have died a bitter man. To honour his legacy, we should focus on the unfulfilled promises his leadership gave rise to
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In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated ...
The war on democracy
- Nafeez Ahmed
A stunning new report compiles extensive evidence showing how some of the world's largest corporations have partnered with private intelligence firms and government intelligence agencies to spy on activist and nonprofit groups. Environmental activism ...
Address to the Cuban People, July 26, 1991
- Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Speech by Nelson Mandela at the Rally in Cuba on the 38th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution, Friday, July 26, 1991. Speech published in "How Far We Slaves Have Come", By Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro; New York: Pathfinder. ...
Where the Torture Never Stops
- Jeffrey St. Clair
It was shortly after five o’clock on a Saturday morning last April. The prisoners in the communal cellblock at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay Prison had just gathered for morning prayers. Suddenly the overhead lights went out, the cell doors slammed ...
Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance
- Ellen Brown
“Control oil and you control nations,” said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. “Control food and you control the people.”
Global food control has nearly been achieved, ...
Here is 'a more secure world'
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانليو دينوتشي
Finally, "diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure — a future in which we can verify that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon." The good news was announced a month ...
TTIP-TAFTA – The Sellout of our Democracy
- Susanne Schuster سوزان شوستر
You must have heard of the latest attempt to create a free trade area between the EU and the USA, haven't you? The topic has hardly been covered in the mainstream media and European citizens have been told almost nothing about the explosive content ...
Women in Popular struggles in America and the World: An Interview with Silvia Federici
- Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
Silvia Federici, feminist and Italian activist, companion of community struggles in various parts of the world, was forced to cancel a meeting with the Guatemalan community of Paquita in the Department of Totonicapan due to death threats aimed at ...
Welcome to the "Sustainable development Pinocchio Awards"
- Various Authors - Versch. Autoren - AA.VV. - Auteurs div. -Από διάφορους συντάκτες - Muhtelif Yazarlar-Olika skribenter-Malsamaj aŭtoroj-مؤلفون مختلفين
The concept of sustainable development as “a model of development that meets the needs of the current generation without jeopardizing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs” is now part of our everyday speeches, thanks to the ...
How economic growth has become anti-life
- Vandana Shiva
An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development. Limitless growth is the fantasy of economists, businesses and ...