Cost of War

commondreams.org

Syndicate content
Updated: 16 min 48 sec ago

Beyond Earth Day: Students Use Holiday to Launch a New Wave of Fossil Fuel Divestment Actions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:33

Students are using this Earth Day week to launch a new phase in their fossil fuel divestment campaigns across the country--and challenging traditional understandings of environmentalism in the process.

read more

Florida Judge Orders New Hearing for Evidence of Briton’s Innocence

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:18

A judge in Florida has ordered a full evidentiary hearing in the case of Krishna (‘Kris’) Maharaj, a British businessman who has been in prison since receiving a death sentence in 1987.

Mr Maharaj’s original sentence was quashed in 2002, after serious misconduct by the judge and prosecution in his original trial came to light, but he has remained in prison ever since, despite mounting evidence that he is innocent.

read more

Florida Judge Orders New Hearing for Evidence of Briton’s Innocence

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:18

A judge in Florida has ordered a full evidentiary hearing in the case of Krishna (‘Kris’) Maharaj, a British businessman who has been in prison since receiving a death sentence in 1987.

Mr Maharaj’s original sentence was quashed in 2002, after serious misconduct by the judge and prosecution in his original trial came to light, but he has remained in prison ever since, despite mounting evidence that he is innocent.

read more

1,500 Rally to Demand Congress Raise the Minimum Wage, Cut Corporate Tax Breaks to Address Rampant Income Inequality

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:12

This Monday, more than 1,500 people will gather outside of the Capitol to protest the growing chasm between rich and poor Americans and call for action from Congress. Immediate demands include a raise in the minimum wage and cuts to corporate tax breaks, both key causes of rising economic inequality and the result of Congressional lawmakers who cater to out of control corporate interests. The event will come right as Congress returns from a two-week recess.

read more

1,500 Rally to Demand Congress Raise the Minimum Wage, Cut Corporate Tax Breaks to Address Rampant Income Inequality

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:12

This Monday, more than 1,500 people will gather outside of the Capitol to protest the growing chasm between rich and poor Americans and call for action from Congress. Immediate demands include a raise in the minimum wage and cuts to corporate tax breaks, both key causes of rising economic inequality and the result of Congressional lawmakers who cater to out of control corporate interests. The event will come right as Congress returns from a two-week recess.

read more

Spain: Protests and the Suffocating Embrace of the Law

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:09

The excessive use of force by Spanish police and plans to strengthen repressive legislation are a damning indictment of the Spanish government’s determination to crush peaceful protest, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. 

“The Spanish government is using the full force of the law to suffocate legitimate peaceful protest,” said Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director. 

read more

Spain: Protests and the Suffocating Embrace of the Law

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:09

The excessive use of force by Spanish police and plans to strengthen repressive legislation are a damning indictment of the Spanish government’s determination to crush peaceful protest, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. 

“The Spanish government is using the full force of the law to suffocate legitimate peaceful protest,” said Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director. 

read more

WikiLeaks Releases the Carter Cables

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:07

Today WikiLeaks releases the Carter Cables, 367,174 US diplomatic cables and associated records coinciding with the first year of President Jimmy Carter’s administration and the appointment of Secretary of State Cyrus Roberts Vance in 1977. They expand the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) to 2,325,961 documents. WikiLeaks PlusD continues to be the largest searchable body of US diplomatic archives available.

read more

WikiLeaks Releases the Carter Cables

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:07

Today WikiLeaks releases the Carter Cables, 367,174 US diplomatic cables and associated records coinciding with the first year of President Jimmy Carter’s administration and the appointment of Secretary of State Cyrus Roberts Vance in 1977. They expand the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) to 2,325,961 documents. WikiLeaks PlusD continues to be the largest searchable body of US diplomatic archives available.

read more