No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there

Money - The Guardian

Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook … a new breed of rentiers are at the very top of the pyramid and they’re sucking the rest of us dry Rutger Bregman The Guardian This piece is about one of the biggest taboos of our times. About a truth… No, wealth isn’t… Read More »

Land Day 2017: Israel’s relentless land grab continues

Palestine - Al Jazeera

As Israel resumes its settlement expansion with impunity, Palestinians have plenty to protest at this year’s Land Day. Rachel Borrell Al Jazeera News Today’s commemoration of Land Day is an emblematic reminder of the countless human rights violations that have characterised half a century of Palestinian land confiscation and dispossession. During the first… Land Day 2017… Read More »

The uncertain future of democracy

MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09:  Voters head to the polling booths inside the Webster School gymnasium February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primariy, the 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Joshua Wong was 17 when he was first arrested for his political views. Douglas Heaven BBC News But by then he had been taking part in pro-democracy protests for more than three years. In 2011, aged… The uncertain future… Read More »

Stop the political point-scoring and take human rights seriously

Human rights - Euractiv

Are Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands crying wolf on human rights? Başak Çalı Euractiv There’s a legal route for countries that take human rights seriously, writes Başak Çalı. March saw unusually… Stop the political… Read More »

Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth’s death warrant

New law - CNN

(CNN) – As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts. Van Jones CNN In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the… Van Jones: Trump may… Read More »

Brexit: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to let Europe down gently, now she has other worries

May - ABC

Breakups can be brutal — a phone call, or maybe in person, with the old standby excuse of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. Lisa Millar ABC This one came in a hand-delivered letter. And the words… Brexit: Britain’s Prime… Read More »

Populism, defined in 170 words

Populism in USA

The term “populism” is often used but rarely understood. Sean Illing VOX In the 2016 presidential election, populism became a catchall to describe both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Populism was a… Populism, defined in… Read More »

The UK to split if May’s hard or no-deal Brexit is pursued

Split - European Sting

The English Bexiteer bigots when lying and cajoling their compatriots in order to convince them to vote ‘leave’, forgot altogether that their country, the UK contains other nations too, who do not… Dennis Kefalakos European Sting The Scotch and the Irish voted ‘remain’ in the 23 June 2016 referendum and it seems now they are determined to make it real, even if it means to divorce their English partners after 300 years of… The UK to… Read More »

African countries say they support women’s rights. But where’s the money?

Africa - The Conversation

The Maputo Protocol, adopted by the African Union in 2003, was expected to transform the landscape for women’s rights on the continent. Ashwanee Budoo The Conversation Its aim was to set standards and create positive change across a range of areas including violence against women, child marriage, land rights and harmful practices. But 14 years… African countries say… Read More »

The war on terror needs new strategies

Arab news

A close friend of mine lives and works in London. Maria Dubovikova Arab News Her message to me on the day of the terrorist act near Westminster was: “I’m afraid to leave the office. Everybody is alarmed… The war on… Read More »

Cecile Richards Thinks Women Need Drugs To Compete With Men

Feminism - The Federalist

Planned Parenthood’s president once again reveals feminists’ low regard for women’s unique creative capacities and contributions. Georgi Boorman The Federalist We knew that self-awareness isn’t exactly a defining characteristic of progressive Twitter crusades, but Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards blundered into a feminist faux pas recently. Richards was Twitter… Cecile Richards Thinks… Read More »

In China and Pakistan’s coal romance, where’s the love for the climate?

China - The Conversation

If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. Fahad Saeed The Conversation That’s thanks to the smog that engulfed large parts of Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces in that period. This was clearly… In China and… Read More »

Jihad’s Triumph On Westminster Bridge

Westminster - DC

The attacks keep coming. Murder or maiming by Muslims living among us is an almost daily occurrence in the West. Ilana Mercer The Daily Caller The latest was knifeman Khalid Masood, who plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, London, and then proceeded to slash at them with a 12-inch blade. Immoral media counted five… Jihad’s Triumph On… Read More »

Enter the Matrix: ‘Humans are transforming into a new technological species’

Matrix - RT

Humans and computers are going through a transformative time, but there are still many more questions than answers. Nick Bostrom, Oxford Martin Programme Founder, and Gray Scott… RT Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, is backing a new idea that seeks to explore the possibility of connecting the human brain with artificial intelligence (AI). Not everybody agree… Enter the Matrix… Read More »

The Public Enemies of World Truth

World truth - Global Research

Why can’t 21st century media just report news and separate opinion? Phil Butler Global Research Maybe straight news that allows readers, viewers, and listeners to discern the truth is just inefficient. Maybe the few… The Public Enemies… Read More »

Trump said he’d stop dragging us into war. That’s yet another fat lie

War - The Guardian

President Trump has escalated US intervention in Syria. Medea Benjamin The Guardian American strikes there now kill or injure more civilians than Russian strikes, says one report President Trump told… Trump said he’d… Read More »