Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tag: causes

Youth Revolts Are Back: Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services,...

Youth protests have popped up from time to time–in Turkey, Yemen, and now Beirut and Baghdad–where they are shaking up politics and calling for an end to corrupt governments.

VIDEO: Art and Protests at the Venice Biennale Highlight Labor Conditions,...

Democracy Now is broadcasting from the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition, where this year's theme, "All the World’s Futures," has not been without controversy.

Talking Democracy: Reassessing Formal Consensus

As way to highlight some of the Occupy movement’s successes, Formal Consensus isn't ideal for every situation or issue. So where do we go from here to develop a better system?

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

As Robert Reich puts it, "Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the 'ruling class.'” Are Trump and Sanders agents of this revolt?

'Collective Healing' at National Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police...

While a historic conference to raise national attention about police brutality and other pressing issues took place in Cleveland this past weekend, the event ended in violence against Black Lives Matter supporters. But why?

Terrorist Kills 31 at Socialist Rally for Kobane in Turkey (Video)

During a socialist youth rally on Monday in Turkey, a young woman, 18 years old, detonated a suicide bomb belt. Was the bombing the work of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL)? It has not yet been confirmed.

VIDEO: Outrage Grows After Mysterious Death of #BlackLivesMatter Activist Sandra Bland...

Two days after an African-American woman was stopped by police, Sandy Bland was found dead in a jail cell. Now people are demanding answers about the #BlackLivesMatter activist's death.

The Greek People Have Voted ‘No!’ to Austerity and Economic Blackmail

Greece has suffered seven years of austerity, but something big happened recently—the Greek people voted by a landslide against European austerity. But why did the corporate media barely report on this historic vote?

VIDEO: 'Battling the Death Star:' Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Slow Arctic-Bound Shell Oil...

"Kayaktivists" are protesting against Shell oil drilling in the Arctic by preventing the rig from leaving the Port of Seattle. While dozens were arrested, activists vow to continue protesting against Shell.

The New Battle of Seattle

While fossil-fuel corporations are exploring the world’s oil, protesters in Seattle are banding together to stop Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. And they don't plan on backing down to these catastrophic effects on climate change.

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Does recklessly killing citizens endanger Trump re-election?

The question for the next six months: Will the damage from Trump’s past, present and future crimes against humanity make him less electable?

‘Unacceptable’: Dems fume after Trump announces plan to refuse Congressional oversight of corporate bailout...

"The Treasury has the ability to move this money extremely quickly; there's nobody that Secretary Mnuchin has to ask."

Media silent as poll workers contract COVID-19 at primaries that DNC, Biden campaign claimed...

And instead of reporting on this urgent story, the media have enabled this dangerous behavior.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

No debates, Joe; a discussion

If Biden and Bernie can have public discussions about important platform and personnel issues, the likelihood is that they could find genuine compromises and form a real coalition.