Julian Assange is in Belmarsh Prison hospital after his Swedish lawyer said he was too ill to carry on a conversation. Join us live for a discussion of the latest. The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange can be seen here starting on Friday at 4 pm US Eastern time, 9 PM in London, 10 […]
Excerpt of Chapter 4 from “Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography.” Copyright © 2019 by Nick Thorkelson. Edited by Paul Buhle and Andrew T. Lamas, with a foreword by Angela Y. Davis. Reprinted with the permission of City Lights Books.
Migrants, women and LGBTIQ people have not been the sole targets of Italy’s far-right. Salvini, it seems, will crack down on any dissent. A few weeks ago, a teacher from Palermo, Sicily, was suspended for allowing her students to compare Salvini’s security and migration decree to Mussolini’s racist laws in a video they made for […]
JEAN BRICMONT, jean.bricmont at uclouvain.be Noted author and academic Bricmont was just in in Nice, where he was scheduled to give a talk on quantum mechanics. The talk was canceled because of his political views, especially his views on free speech. He is a physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He has […]
The Trump Administration is interested in increasing their crackdown on Cuba, in part because of their ties to Venezuela, and in part because of Trump’s general move against the “3 stooges of socialism.” This involves sanctions moving against foreign companies that do business within Cuba, and allowing US lawsuits against them. This has angered Canada, […]
Political analysis, alas, is no less immune to what has been called the “fashion system” than any other segment of human consumption habits since the end of the Great War bequeathed the industrial form of indoctrination that prevails—now in digital form—today. The polemics offered as contemporary insights can be found in older documents, the sources […]
An American doctor who conducted several medical and mental health evaluations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London over the last two years says that she believes she was spied on and that the confidentiality of her doctor-patient relationship with Assange was violated. Dr. Sondra Crosby, an associate professor of medicine and […]
New York City declares public health emergency over measles outbreak By Kate Randall 11 April 2019 A large outbreak of measles in the Orthodox Jewish community in parts of Brooklyn prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a public health emergency on Tuesday. Health officials said that the city would require unvaccinated people living in […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a “military option” – Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay The post Who’s the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran appeared first […]
What follows is a conversation between Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Paul Jay of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. PAUL JAY: If you listen to the business press, it won’t be long before we’re in recession, and perhaps globally something […]
According to Heiner Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, there are many factors pointing to a convergence in a normal cyclical downturn deepening recession in Europe, complicated by potential hard Brexit–With host Paul Jay The post Is Global Recession Looming? appeared first on The Real News Network.
For the Brexit movers and shakers, the past isn’t what it used to be, and nor is the present. There was a time – before Gina Miller, liberal ‘remoaners’ and Commons Speaker John Bercow sabotaged everything – when Brexit Britain knew it was heading straight for the exit. But this week Theresa May has gone […]
A police officer stands guard near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 18, 2019. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images Brenton Tarrant, who stands accused of killing 50 adults and children at two mosques in New Zealand last week, wants us to know what inspired his actions. Before livestreaming his massacre of Muslim worshipers, […]
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has denounced a “groundswell of xenophobia, racism, and intolerance,” citing “rising anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred.” “Hate is moving into the mainstream — in liberal democracies and authoritarian systems alike,” Guterres said in a February 25 speech opening the UN Human Rights Council’s 40th session in Geneva. The UN chief condemned an […]