Extended Interview with Actor James Cromwell Before His Jail Sentence: “Capitalism is a Cancer” | Democracy Now!

Watch our extended interview with Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell before he reports to jail Friday for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant.

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The mask is off: Trump is seeking war with Iran | +972 Magazine

But Trump’s confidence may be misplaced on two levels. First, abusing the inspection mechanisms of the deal may prove harder than Trump has been led to believe. The inspections are the cornerstone of the deal, and Iran’s ability to cheat on the deal is essentially non-existent as long as the integrity and efficiency of the inspections remain in tact. But if Trump begins to abuse the mechanism to fabricate a conflict, he will end up undermining the inspections regime and actually enhance the ability of those in Iran who would like to pursue a covert nuclear program. Precisely because of the commitment of Europe and others to non-proliferation, they are likely to resist Trump’s efforts to tinker with the inspections.Second, by revealing his hand, Trump has displayed his duplicity for all to see. That includes the American public, whose anti-war sentiments remain strong and are a key reason they supported the nuclear deal in the first place.The American public knows the Iraq playbook quite well. Trump’s own supporters remain enraged by the disastrous war with Iraq. They know how they got played. It’s difficult to imagine why they would allow themselves to get played again by a president who has left little doubt about his intent to deceive.

Source: The mask is off: Trump is seeking war with Iran | +972 Magazine

Philippine Mayor Accused of Drug Ties by Duterte Dies in Police Raid – The New York Times “Old dictator’s tactic: declare war on something and overnight, all your opponents are accused of crimes, assassinated and have illegal items planted on them or the scene#

The raids Sunday came just days after Mr. Duterte, in his annual speech to Congress, pledged to continue his bloody crackdown on drugs, which has left thousands of people dead at the hands of police officers or vigilantes since he took office last summer.“I have resolved that no matter how long it takes, the fight against illegal drugs will continue because it is the root cause of suffering,” Mr. Duterte said, asking the United Nations, the European Union and other critics to educate people about drugs rather than condemn him. He said that those involved in drug trafficking would face “either jail or hell.”Carlos H. Conde, a Philippines-based researcher for Human Rights Watch, said after Mr. Duterte’s speech that it was a sign that the deaths would continue. “This can only mean more extrajudicial killings and the perpetuation of impunity and absence of accountability,” Mr. Conde said.

رسالة الى الاخ الرئيس ابو مازن: لا تدع الاعلام يضللك واسأل على الهامش عن نيفين عواودة

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رسالة الى الاخ الرئيس ابو مازن

لا تدع الاعلام يضللك واسأل على الهامش عن نيفين عواودة

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بعد انتهاء ازمة الاقصى بموضوع اغلاق البوابات ووضع البوابات الحديدية ، وذلك بعد التنكيل المستمر بأبناء القدس لاسبوعين متواصلين ، وبعد تدخلكم بالموضوع بعد اسبوع من تفاقمه ، وكان هذا يحسب لكم ، فمع الاسف ،نحن لا نسمع منكم الا ما ندر . ولكن موقفكم بهذه الازمة بعد اسبوع من اندلاعها كان افضل من غياب واضح وصارخ للسلطة بهذه الازمة وغيرها. الا انني لا اخفيك اننا في القدس يئسنا من طلب المساعدة من رام الله او من الخليج . فلقد احتسبنا امرنا الى الله منذ علمنا ان لا حسيب لنا الا الله . فالقدس لم يبق بها عائلة الا وطالها تنكيل الاحتلال من هدم بيت او تهديد بهدم بيت ،ومن اعتقال، ومن قتل . فالحمدلله كل اساليب التنكيل المباحة والمستباحة صارت جزء من يومنا في هذا البلد منذ اوسلو . والاقصى منذ تشديد…

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