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Sherrod Brown Teaches Democrats How to Demolish Trump’s False-Prophet Populism

Sherrod Brown Teaches Democrats How to Demolish Trump’s False-Prophet Populism

Jul 31, 2016

The senator from Ohio is the real deal. And that made his convention criticism of Donald Trump exceptionally authentic and effective. By John Nichols Republished with permission from The Nation Read the article in its original form on The Nation Philadelphia—Ripping Donald Trump’s “counterfeit campaign,” Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown used a speech on the last...

Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump is the Most Dangerous Presidential Candidate in the Modern History of This Country’

Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump is the Most Dangerous Presidential Candidate in the Modern History of This Country’

Jul 31, 2016

 By Common Dreams Staff Bernie Sanders appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday night to share his thoughts on the Democratic National Convention and the “dangerous” Donald Trump. “I think it was a good convention. I think it brought together people with different points of view within the Democratic Party. But I think what comes out of...

Colombia Includes Gender Focus for a Stable, Lasting Peace

Colombia Includes Gender Focus for a Stable, Lasting Peace

Jul 29, 2016

By Patricia Grogg Representatives of the gender subcommittee to Colombia’s peace talks alongside the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura (centre-left) and U.N.-Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, during the Jul. 23 presentation of the preliminary results of the novel initiative, in...

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Jul 28, 2016

By Neeta Lal Despite being one of the biggest grain producers of the world, India lags behind on food security with nearly 25 percent of its population going to bed hungry. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPS NEW DELHI, Jul 28 2016 (IPS) – In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition...

Peña Nieto’s Beleaguered Institutions

Peña Nieto’s Beleaguered Institutions

Jul 28, 2016

Originally published on COHA July 25, 2016 COHA 0 Comment Augustin Carstens, Banco Central Mexico,Fabrizio Chollet, Mexican Institutions, Rafael Perez By Fabrizio Chollet, Research Associate, and Rafael Perez, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF version of this article, click here.MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 14:...

Urban Land – a Key Building Block to Full Rights

Urban Land – a Key Building Block to Full Rights

Jul 28, 2016

By Fabiana Frayssinet A street in Hornos, a low-income neighbourhood on the west side of Greater Buenos Aires, where local residents are waiting to receive the deeds to their property, as the key to access to other rights and public services that will provide them with a dignified urban life. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS MORENO, Argentina, Jul 28 2016 (IPS)...

How the Democrats left the door wide open for Donald Trump

How the Democrats left the door wide open for Donald Trump

Jul 28, 2016

 This article first appeared on openDemocracy ADAM BARNETT 27 July 2016 The Democrats ditched the working class in favour of a professional elite leaving Trump – a master of ‘resentment politics’ – to hoover up their votes. An interview with Listen Liberal! author Thomas Frank. Now that the Republican Party has chosen a coiffured gargoyle as its...

US Government Report Exposes Exaggerated TPPA Growth Claims

US Government Report Exposes Exaggerated TPPA Growth Claims

Jul 28, 2016

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 28 2016 (IPS) – A US government agency acknowledges that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not deliver many...

African Leaders Driving Push for Industrialisation: UN Official

African Leaders Driving Push for Industrialisation: UN Official

Jul 27, 2016

By Lyndal Rowlands The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa on July 25. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2016 (IPS/G77) – Industrialisation in Africa is being driven by African leaders who realise that industries as diverse as horticulture and leather production can help add...

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

Jul 27, 2016

By Robert J. Burrowes The author has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?‘ The Yazılıkaya sanctuary in Turkey, with the twelve gods of the underworld....