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What happens when the extreme right moves front and centre

Rabble.ca/ - 5 February 2017 - 1:53pm
Steve Bannon's political ideology stems Clash of Civilization theories and fear of the other Unmasking the extreme right threatening U.S. liberal democracy

Las mujeres no somos objetos, somos personas | Feminismo Comunitario Bolivia

Anarkismo.net - 5 February 2017 - 3:53am
La compañera Julieta Paredes del colectivo “Feminismo Comunitario” nos visitó desde Bolivia para compartirnos un discurso sobre la ‘sectorización’ de las mujeres como una minoría social y no como “la mitad de la población que también piensa y tiene ideas de cómo debe organizarse la sociedad”.

La borrachera como falsificación de la realidad en la juventud

Anarkismo.net - 5 February 2017 - 3:45am
Sin tapujos, la identidad en la peda es una necesidad inventada por los factores culturales del sentido de pertenencia a, mas nunca el sentido de construirse a sí mismo, ¿qué convivencia estable puede forjarse en un sitio donde la música revienta los tímpanos y el oxígeno es reemplazado por el humo de cigarrillo?

Wildrose reaction to proposed raise for front-line health workers illustrates the party's rightward shift

Rabble.ca/ - 4 February 2017 - 10:29pm

Unhappy Progressive Conservative traditionalists have termed the still theoretical united-right party PC leadership Jason Kenney hopes to create after he wins the party leadership in March, "Wildrose 2.0."

But surely this is incorrect. If the Danielle Smith led Opposition party ginned up by oilpatch operators unhappy with former PC premier Ed Stelmach's plan to get Albertans a slightly better return on the resources they own was Wildrose 1.0, surely the B-Team now headed by Brian Jean is already Wildrose 2.0!

That means that in the likely event Kenney succeeds in uniting the right on his radical social conservative terms, the new entity should be called Wildrose 3.0.

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Electoral reform reversal shows Justin Trudeau takes Canadians for fools

Rabble.ca/ - 4 February 2017 - 6:36pm

When the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould (No, this is not fake news -- the Trudeau Liberals still do have a minister tasked with democratic institutions) released her mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau it read: 

"A clear preference for a new electoral system, let alone a consensus, has not emerged. Furthermore, without a clear preference or a clear question, a referendum would not be in Canada's interest. Changing the electoral system will not be in your mandate."

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Να μην νικήσει ο θάνατος!

Anarkismo.net - 3 February 2017 - 2:25pm
Συγκέντρωση διαμαρτυρίας υπ. Μετανάστευσης
Το κίνημα αλληλεγγύης στους πρόσφυγες, οι ταξικές δυνάμεις της κοινωνίας, όλοι/ες αυτοί/ες που από το καλοκαίρι του 2015 μέχρι και σήμερα έχουν σταθεί στο πλάι των προσφύγων και έχουν μετατρέψει την αλληλεγγύη σε ένα δημόσιο, ανοιχτό και κοινωνικό ρεύμα, πρέπει να ενώσουν τις δυνάμεις τους, να δημιουργήσουν τον μεγάλο κοινωνικό πόλο αντιπαράθεσης στην ευρωτουρκική συμφωνία, να κλιμακώσουν την εναντίωσή τους σε αυτή και τελικά, να την ανατρέψουν. Είναι το χρέος μας απέναντι στις ανθρώπινες ζωές που απειλούνται από τις ρατσιστικές πολιτικές που έχουν επιβληθεί. Είναι το χρέος της ζωής απέναντι στον θάνατο.

Over 700,000 People Demand Banks Stop Financing the Dakota Access Pipeline

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 1:00pm
Amazon Watch

Over 700,000 people have signed one of six petitions demanding that the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) remove their support of the project. The figure includes individuals who collectively report having over US$2.3 billion invested in these banks through checking, mortgage, and credit card accounts, which they are ready to divest if the banks continue financing DAPL.

Over 700,000 People Demand Banks Stop Financing the Dakota Access Pipeline

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 1:00pm
Amazon Watch

Over 700,000 people have signed one of six petitions demanding that the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) remove their support of the project. The figure includes individuals who collectively report having over US$2.3 billion invested in these banks through checking, mortgage, and credit card accounts, which they are ready to divest if the banks continue financing DAPL.

Over 700,000 People Demand Banks Stop Financing the Dakota Access Pipeline

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 1:00pm
Amazon Watch

Over 700,000 people have signed one of six petitions demanding that the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) remove their support of the project. The figure includes individuals who collectively report having over US$2.3 billion invested in these banks through checking, mortgage, and credit card accounts, which they are ready to divest if the banks continue financing DAPL.

Electoral reform and the Quebec massacre: What's the link?

Rabble.ca/ - 3 February 2017 - 11:47am

Whether or not it was intentional that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to announce his decision to drop electoral reform while the country was mourning the Quebec mosque massacre, the two issues are very much linked.

When the Liberals, the NDP, the BQ and the Greens included electoral reform in their platforms for the 2015 federal election, it was with the premise to make every vote count. A premise that is especially important and significant to minorities, whose votes are generally insignificant within their ridings under our current flawed first-past-the-post (FPP) system.

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Trans Reporter Lewis Wallace: In Trump Era, Journalists Urgently Need to Know What We Stand For

Democracy Now (English) - 3 February 2017 - 11:01am

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Lewis Wallace, who was fired from the public radio show "Marketplace" after he published a blog post about journalistic neutrality. Wallace talks about his career in journalism, and reads his post, Objectivity is dead, and I'm okay with it, in which he questions whether people who hold "morally reprehensible" positions, such as supporting white supremacy, can be covered objectively, and argues journalists shouldn't care if they are called "politically correct" or "liberal."

Watch Part 1–Meet Lewis Wallace: Trans Reporter Fired for Writing About Journalistic Integrity in Trump Era

Bodegas on Strike: Thousands of Yemeni-American Shop Owners & Workers Rally Against Trump's Muslim Ban

Democracy Now (English) - 3 February 2017 - 10:36am

Yemeni Americans closed their shops Thursday to protest President Trump's ban on people from Yemen and six other majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Democracy Now!'s Laura Gottesdiener was there when thousands of bodega owners and workers, family members and supporters rallied in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Andre Lewis and Hany Massoud.

NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Iran Sanctions Designations

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:37am
National Iranian-American Council

The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran following its ballistic missile test:

NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Iran Sanctions Designations

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:37am
National Iranian-American Council

The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran following its ballistic missile test:

NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Iran Sanctions Designations

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:37am
National Iranian-American Council

The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran following its ballistic missile test:

The Leadership Conference and AFR Respond to Anti-Consumer Executive Order

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:36am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Americans for Financial Reform issued the following response to President Trump’s executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws:

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference and AFR Respond to Anti-Consumer Executive Order

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:36am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Americans for Financial Reform issued the following response to President Trump’s executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws:

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference and AFR Respond to Anti-Consumer Executive Order

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 3 February 2017 - 9:36am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Americans for Financial Reform issued the following response to President Trump’s executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws:

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

UpFront Soul (Formerly The Nightfly): UpFront Soul #2017.06 - Hour 2- February 6-12, 2017, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 3 February 2017 - 8:58am
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, hear new soul from Edith Peters, and travel to Africa for new music from Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids and Mor Thiam.

UpFront Soul (Formerly The Nightfly): UpFront Soul #2017.06 - Hour 1- February 6-12, 2017, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 3 February 2017 - 8:29am
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, hear new soul from Edith Peters, and travel to Africa for new music from Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids and Mor Thiam.

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