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August 2014

It’s Not Easy Being White

August 31, 2014 // die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

The majority must understand that it's every American's problem when the police gun down unarmed teenagers, and there's something rotten in America when the police aim their service weapons at demonstrators and journalists.

Greetings from a Regional Power

August 30, 2014 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

The Europeans are not only arguing among themselves about just how much damage sanctions have already done to Russia, but they are also attempting to ask visitors from Russia: Have you felt deprived? The chill of impending darkness? Which sanctions ended up being the most painful? Perhaps the restrictions on the [Read more]

Waiting for Netflix

August 30, 2014 // Le Nouvel Observateur - France - French

From this point forward, it’s official: the American online video monster is landing in France on September 15. That evening, Netflix will organize a big Parisian party. The launching of this service, which allows you to see thousands of old films or exclusive series on your computer, tablet, smartphone or television [Read more]

Ferguson Needs to Overcome Racial Problems

August 30, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and five and a half years after Barack Obama made history upon becoming the first African American president in his country, the U.S. has still not been able to overcome its racial problems of the past. Slavery and racial segregation have [Read more]

The Problem in Ferguson

August 30, 2014 // Ahora - Cuba - Spanish

The problem is not a society formed of whites and blacks, but a society that puts its white members to work in the police force and its black members to work in delinquency.

In the US, the Black Community Awaits

August 30, 2014 // Juventud Rebelde - Cuba - Spanish

Finally, and for now, the waters have calmed down in the city of Ferguson, located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri; I emphasize "for now" because, even though a calm comes after the storm, that does not mean the tempest has left the place. It has only subsided, although opportune conditions still prevail for it [Read more]

American Hypocrisy in Iraq

August 29, 2014 // Al Thawra - Syria - Arabic

It is now clear that the West’s sickening duplicity has become a kind of political schizophrenia, as they harp incessantly on some important issues while blithely ignoring others.
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