September 25, 2009 As the G-20 meets in Pittsburgh, a new report from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch warns that the World Trade Organization has long advanced extreme financial deregulation under the guise of trade agreements and could undermine the current push for increasing regulation. We speak to Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global [...]
Greenpeace activists are hanging off a Pittsburgh bridge with a massive banner displaying our message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow’s summit. The banner takes the form of stylized “road sign” that warns of the political maneuvering and delay that have put a international climate treaty in jeopardy as the world enters the final stretch [...]
by Laura Hanna & Gavin Browning January 15, 2009 In a perfect world, wealth–be it money, ideas or access to natural resources–belongs to all of us. But in our decidedly unjust and imperfect world, wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few. There is be a better way. The notion of The Commons–shared land, resources, [...]
by Howard Zinn Narrated by Viggo Mortensen Art by Mike Konopacki Video editing by Eric Wold Fuente: TomDispatch Read the essay below by Howard Zinn April 1, 2008 With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American [...]
Israeli security forces have forcibily evicted two Palestinian families from a contested East Jerusalem neighbourhood. The families have lived in Sheikh Jarrah since 1956 but an Israeli court ruled that the homes belonged to Jewish families. Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros reports from occupied East Jerusalem.
The Pentagon has revolutionized warfare during the past decade, making unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs, a staple of modern combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Remotely-controlled drones, such as the Predator and the Reaper, have allowed the U.S. military to spy on and attack enemy combatants without putting their own forces at risk, thereby making UAVs [...]