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Low-wage workers pick their next battleground

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress  The Fight for 15 sets its sights on fair scheduling. Embed from Getty Images Workers celebrate outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in...

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Society

‘Libya needs to start again from scratch’: Interview with the President of the Amazigh Supreme Council

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016

Originally published on New Internationalist By Karlos Zurutuza Khaire Elhamesi chairs the Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC), an umbrella organization for the eight main Amazigh...

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Politics

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

Originally published on Common Dreams. Ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being...

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Geopolitics

North Korea’s Kim guides new rocket engine test, calls for satellite launch

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

Reuters, September 20, 2016 By Jack Kim and James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ground test of a new rocket engine to launch...

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‘Libya needs to start again from scratch’: Interview with the President of the Amazigh Supreme Council

‘Libya needs to start again from scratch’: Interview with the President of the Amazigh Supreme Council

Sep 24, 2016

Originally published on New Internationalist By Karlos Zurutuza Khaire Elhamesi chairs the Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC), an umbrella organization for the eight main Amazigh locations in Libya. He won his seat in August 2015 through a ground breaking election process from which the 26 executive members of the ASC were elected, in groups of three, for each...

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

Sep 23, 2016

Originally published on Common Dreams. Ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic,” Temer says By Andrea Germanos, staff writer Proponents of her ouster argued that former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was targeted...

North Korea’s Kim guides new rocket engine test, calls for satellite launch

North Korea’s Kim guides new rocket engine test, calls for satellite launch

Sep 23, 2016

Reuters, September 20, 2016 By Jack Kim and James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, the North’s state media reported on Tuesday, the latest in a rapid succession of missile-related tests this year by the isolated state. Kim asked scientists and engineers to...

The Coming Confrontation with North Korea

The Coming Confrontation with North Korea

Sep 23, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Richard N. Haass KYIV – Imagine it is 2020. The director of the CIA requests an urgent meeting with the US president. The reason: North Korea has succeeded in making a nuclear bomb small enough to fit inside the tip of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. The news soon...

Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners

Population Growth Extremes:  Doublers and Decliners

Sep 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Joseph Chamie Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division. NEW YORK, Sep 23 2016 (IPS) – While the world’s population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s –...

Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Sep 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Emilio Godoy Construction work on the Chapultepec Intermodal Transfer Station, with the castle in the famous Chapultepec forest in the background. The recurrent complaint of Mexico MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 2016 (IPS) – People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction...

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

Sep 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Tariq Rauf Tariq Rauf is Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), formerly the Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency....

Duma Elections and the Future of Russian Politics After Putin

Duma Elections and the Future of Russian Politics After Putin

Sep 21, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Vladislav Inozemtsev Sunday’s (September 18) parliamentary elections in Russia were preceded by perhaps the country’s most listless and dullest campaign in years. The official results rather persuasively underscore this characterization. For the third time in a row, the same four parties—United Russia...

Russian Military Resists Proposed Budget Cuts, Prepares for Major Ground War

Russian Military Resists Proposed Budget Cuts, Prepares for Major Ground War

Sep 21, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Pavel Felgenhauer As the dust settled, following the conclusion of the September 5–10 Kavkaz 2016 military exercise, the Russian Armed Forces entered into a budgetary battle with the Ministry of Finance. Russian Duma elections are scheduled for next Sunday (September 18); therefore, the process of drafting a...

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

Sep 21, 2016

Originally published on InsightCrime Written by Jeremy McDermott Embed from Getty Images HAVANA, CUBA – SEPTEMBER 23: Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia (L), Raul Castro, President of Cuba (C) and Rodrigo Londoño, known as ‘Timoshenko’, top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) , shake hands during a meeting about...

Low-wage workers pick their next battleground

Low-wage workers pick their next battleground

Sep 21, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress  The Fight for 15 sets its sights on fair scheduling. Embed from Getty Images Workers celebrate outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, where California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 while surrounded by supporters and...

Jobs Are Crucial for Peace, Stem Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kenya

Jobs Are Crucial for Peace, Stem Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kenya

Sep 21, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Amina Mohamed and Siddharth  Chaterjee Ambassador Amina Mohamed (@AMB_A_Mohammed) is the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Siddharth Chatterjee (@sidchat1) is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 2016 (IPS) – Today 21 September...

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