Michael Parenti: Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life

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June 17, 2013

Jane Bouey
June 10, 2013

Interview with award-winning progressive political analyst and author Michael Parenti about his new memoir, “Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.” Interviewed June 10 by Jane Bouey.

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Seeds of Change in Ethiopia by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
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June 13, 2013

1. The right to be heard: People claiming their right to a better life

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Thousands march in the capital

The people of Ethiopia have been suppressed and controlled for generations. Under the current EPRDF government, freedom of expression has been curtailed and an atmosphere of fear and intimidation fostered. Peaceful assembly has not been allowed, contrary to the constitution, and all political dissent stamped on.

In 2005, after parliamentary elections that many, including the European observers, deemed to be unfair, students took to the streets in the capital Addis Ababa to demonstrate against what they saw as electoral fraud. Continue reading

Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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June 12, 2013

An exclusive series for Occupy.com

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. By studying the relationships and varying levels of leadership that govern our planet’s most influential institutions — from banks, corporations and financial institutions to think tanks, foundations and universities — Continue reading

Banning Nuclear Weapons – Another Way to a Safer World by Lesley Docksey


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by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2013

For some years an international campaign has been gradually building – ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The goal is a treaty banning nuclear weapons, a Convention such as the Landmine Convention and the Cluster Munitions Convention. It will follow the same process, and requires enough nations, supported by their citizens, to sign up to it, bring it into being and then to ratify it. Once ratified, the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons becomes illegal. The beauty of this approach is that it sidesteps the bogged-down Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in which states that have undertaken to get rid of their remaining nuclear weapons endlessly argue about ‘process’ with the aim of hanging on to their horrifically destructive toys.

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Bolivian VP, Alvaro Garcia Linera: Equality + Justice = Socialism

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Occupy May Day 2012

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breakingtheset on Jun 14, 2013

Manuel Rapalo talks to Bolivian Vice President, Alvaro García Linéra, about the 2013 left forum in New York, socialism in South America, and the implications of Colombia potentially joining NATO. Continue reading