Daily Archives: May 20, 2018

USA | New Yorkers demand action against Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters

Over 300 New Yorkers come together in mourning and rage at offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, demanding action against Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters

“We desperately need real leadership to put pressure on Israel”

Global debt crisis ahead?

Argentina is seeking International Monetary Fund aid after a series of drastic interest rate rises failed to stop the slide in the peso, pushing the country towards a financial crisis. Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s right-wing, pro-big business president, announced the approach to the IMF in a nationally televised address, saying international assistance would enable the government to “avoid a crisis like the ones we have faced before in our history”. Asking the IMF for funds will mean more fiscal austerity and a hit to living standards. One foreign investor said “The most effective way would be to restrict wage hikes.”

USA | Gina Haspel and Torture: Not Just Immoral, But a Tool for More War

With the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director, there’s rightfully great interest in her record regarding torture. Contrary to the rhetoric–and with barely a word about the utility of torture in rigging the case for the Iraq invasion–the actual ends of torture are incredibly worse than the gruesome means.