Julian Assange

Oct. 13, 2022

Mr Assange has been held in London’s Belmarsh Prison since being taken from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London three years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been selected as one of three finalists for a prestigious EU human rights award.

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Union Parliament to an individual or group who has dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights.

Jeffrey D. Sachs
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Sept. 28, 2022

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski famously describedUkraine as a “geopolitical pivot” of Eurasia, central to both US and Russian power.  Since Russia views its vital security interests to be at stake in the current conflict, the war in Ukraine is rapidly escalating to a nuclear showdown.  It’s urgent for both the US and Russia to exercise restraint before disaster hits.  

Joe Matthews
US money - Photo by Pixabay

Sept. 28, 2022

Democracy vouchers can, in the short term, make campaigns fair, finally giving everyday people, and especially low-income people, a voice in our democracy.

Would our democracy work better if all of us were campaign donors?

That’s the proposition posed by democracy vouchers, an idea with Seattle origins that has reached the Golden State.

Kylie Mohr
Snow blankets the burn scar from 2020’s East Troublesome Fire in the high country near Grand Lake, Colo. Photo courtesy of Nick Hanson
Robert Mackey
Last year, Shiva Rajbhandari, right, and other high school students on March for Our Lives Idaho’s board lobbied for legislation to require minors to pass a gun safety test before being allowed to purchase weapons. Photo: Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

A good-news story about the far right for a change:


Sept. 13, 2022

High school senior Shiva Rajbhandari won elected office in Boise, defeating an incumbent school board trustee backed by local extremists.

Carolyn McConnell
Demonstrators attending a pro-choice rally at the US Capitol in Washington DC, 1989. (Ron Sachs / CNP / Getty Images)


Abortion activists had to defend Roe when reproductive rights hung in the balance of its defense. But it was always a weak foundation for those rights. We shouldn’t want Roe back — we should demand much, much more.

Roe v. Wade is gone for good. This is, of course, very bad for abortion rights. But the decision was never a solid foundation for defending those rights.

Jessica Corbett
Nurses at Children's Minnesota and United Hospital in St. Paul were among some 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports who walked off the job on September 12, 2022 for a three-day strike. (Photo: John Autey/MediaNews Group/St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images)

Sept. 12, 2022

"We feel like this is the only thing we can do," said one nurse. "Hospitals tell us it's our fault, but we've been actively involved and getting nowhere."

About 15,000 nurses in Minnesota walked off the job on Monday for a historic three-day strike after months of failed contract negotiations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I can't give my patients the care they deserve."

Andrew Nikiforuk
‘Societies that do not reduce transmission with a combination of masks, ventilation, filtration and booster shots are supporting long COVID and the mass disability that it portends.’ Image via Shutterstock.

Sept. 8, 2022

Why have our leaders surrendered us to rising deaths and widespread deteriorating health?

In case you were in denial that denial itself is a powerful part of the human condition, the pandemic has given us more proof.


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