The struggle for democracy continues: German and American perspectives

by Eric A. Gordon

People’s World | June 22, 2018

The struggle for democracy continues: German and American perspectives

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier / Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House

LOS ANGELES—Some fresh insight into the mind of the 16th president of the United States came to this city from the current president of the German Federal Republic. In a speech delivered here on Tuesday, June 19, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier recalled what may be Abraham Lincoln’s most famous words: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”Read More »


World’s energy needs ‘must not destroy civilisation,’ Pope warns oil executives

Morning Star | June 10, 2018

POPE FRANCIS warned global oil executives at the weekend that human-caused climate change “is a challenge of epochal proportions,” pointing out that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilisation.”

The Pope held a two-day conference with oil chiefs as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from climate change, which the world’s oil companies have played a major role in causing.Read More »

Malaysian Airlines doesn’t accept the ‘Russia did it’ narrative regarding MH17 crash

by Frank Sellers

Whenever something happens, the habit, as of late, has been to point the finger at Russia. ‘The Russians did it!’ is proclaimed from the rooftops, followed by a very shady story about how they supposedly did it. Whether it’s election hacking or ex spy poisonings, or plane crashes, the Russians are the ones who did it. [They are even accused in false flags in which nothing actually happened, and there were no real victims, as the phony Syrian gas attack in Douma, and the recent “murder” of a Russian journalist critical of the Kremlin, A. Babchenko, eloquently show.—Eds]

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