From Occupy.com By: Carl Gibson Imagine the swift and fierce government response if Al-Qaeda took a precious resource out of a delicate environment, sold it for profit and endangered 40 million people in the process. Now compare that example to the nonexistent government response to American energy companies, golf courses and corporations like Nestlé taking 75 percent [...]
The Red Line and the Rat Line Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels From: London Review Of Books In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air [...]
From BBC Egypt has ordered the prosecution of 919 suspected Islamists in two mass trials, days after hundreds more were sentenced to death in a separate case. The UN, US and EU have condemned the verdict in the previous trial, delivered against 528 supporters of the deposed president, Mohammed Morsi. The defendants in the new cases will be [...]
14 July 2014
From BBC: Israel will resist foreign pressure to halt its operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. He said Israel had attacked more than 1,000 targets there since Tuesday, and was using twice the force it used during a similar operation in 2012. Palestinian officials say at least 121 people have [...]
10 July 2014
Jerusalem (CNN) — A new wave of Israeli airstrikes battered areas of Gaza early Thursday, continuing the deadly onslaught aimed at stopping militant rocket fire into Israel. The days-long aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed at least 80 Palestinians, including women and children, and injured more than 500 since it began Monday, according to Palestinian officials. Israeli [...]
08 July 2014
From BBC: President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7bn (£2.2bn) in extra funding to tackle an immigration crisis at the southern border. More than 50,000 unaccompanied children - most from Central America - have been caught trying to cross illegally between October and 15 June. The move comes amid Congressional gridlock over a wide-reaching bill to overhaul [...]
08 July 2014
(CNN) — Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meddling in the country’s internal matters, the kingdom’s foreign affairs ministry said. Tom Malinowski, U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, is “unwelcome and should immediately leave the country” due to his “interference in its internal affairs,” the ministry said. “These [...]
30 April 2014
From BBC At least 14 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a mortar attack on a technical institute in central Damascus. Four shells struck the mainly Shia district of Shaghour. Jim Muir reports.
30 April 2014
From BBC Azerbaijan’s most prominent human rights campaigner has been detained with her husband while trying to leave the country. Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus, an academic, were hoping to board a flight from the capital Baku to Doha in Qatar, but were held at the airport. They were released after a night in custody. But [...]
Added on 28 February 2011
Check out the video below that showcases the uprising in Wisconsin.
The future of labor in America is being decided on the streets of Madison.