Authorities ignored warnings about high-rise fire hazards in London’s 21st century slums

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : After confirming that 12 were found dead, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said  a yet unknown number of people are still in the smoldering building. It is unlikely that any of the many who are still missing will be found alive. Residents and local grassroots organizations warned long ago that a deadly high-rise fire More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 12th, 2017

PLO releases report on Israel’s transgressions: Silence at the Security Council and security cooperation

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) released a report detailing Israel’s aggression and transgressions in Palestine and against Palestinians from January 1 through May 31, More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Monday, June 12th, 2017

Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the Recovery

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according More...

Khuram Shazad Butt (L) and Rachid Redouane (R)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Linking lone wolf killers to Islamic State magnifies the threat – and could inspire future attacks

Alan Greene (TC) : While the magnitude of the attack on people enjoying a Saturday evening out in London on June 3 was not on the same scale as the carnage wrought on Manchester the previous month, terrorism and More...

Moshe Dayan (L) in 1967. Tom Pearlman, Jr. via Wikimedia Commons
By nsnbc On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War was a model of wartime media strategy

James Rodgers (TC) : Reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the ultimate challenge in international news. It demands a thick skin. In no other field of international diplomacy are journalists’ words More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

America’s mass incarceration problem in 5 charts – Why Sessions shouldn’t bring back mandatory minimums

Tanya Golash-Boza (TC) : Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per 100,000 residents More...

Beneficiary photo: Hanan, UNRWA microfinance recipient, Jaramana camp, Damascus, Syria. Courtesy UNRWA CG
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

An untold economic success story in Syria

Pierre Krähenbühl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana More...

Macron (centre), with his new cabinet. Philippe Wojazer/EPA
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Aimed to splinter both left and right: Macron appoints France’s most diverse government in 60 years

Paul Smith (TC) : If we have learned one thing about Emmanuel Macron in the first few days of his presidency, it is that he will not be rushed. After naming France’s new prime minister, Edouard Philippe, on May More...

Social justice means equal opportunity. Just look at me and my fortune, I'm much more equal than most. Photo, courtesy of ITAR-TASS -Dmitry Astakhov
By nsnbc On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Two more years needed to raise Russian minimum wage to subsistence levels: Medvedev

nsnbc : Russian Prime Minister and billionaire Dmitry Medvedev tries to explains Russians that he needs two more years to raise Russia’s minimum wages to subsistence levels. Social justice means equal opportunity. More...

By nsnbc On Monday, April 17th, 2017

Erdoğan declares victory in his pursuit of one-man rule

Ozerdem & Baser (TC) : After a long and contentious referendum campaign, Turkey has voted to endorse a package of constitutional changes that will turn the country’s long-established parliamentary system into More...