Economists predicting renewed hardship. A resurgence in racist attacks. The resignation of a Prime Minister. The leader of the largest opposition party in the country attempting to fight off a coup attempt. This picture, more or less, sums up some of the more glaring repercussions of the British vote to leave the European Union.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
Aimé Césaire (1913 – 2008), the Martinique poet and political figure, whose birth anniversary we note on June 26, was a cultural bridge builder between the West Indies, Europe and Africa.
Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel's national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off - or significantly reduce - its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been ‘waging a water war' against Palestinians.
More than 1,500 people gathered in Burlington on the evening of Monday, June 13th to hold a collective vigil for the 49 victims of the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Organized on the fly by the Pride Center of Vermont, the vigil celebrated Burlington's LGBTQ community and condemned ongoing violent homophobia and transphobia in Vermont and across the nation.
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations — which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers — but also individuals like Bill Gates, the “richest man in the world”.