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The Life and Death of Willie Trottie

September 21, 2014 // La Presse - Canada - French

Last Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. in the execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas, Willie Trottie, 45, was killed by lethal injection. Sentenced to death for the murder of his ex-partner and his brother-in-law in 1993, he became the 1,388th prisoner executed in the United States since 1977. His name most likely doesn’t [Read more]

The Unpopular Debate

September 19, 2014 // Tageblatt - Luxembourg - German

The debate over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is sickening on many levels. Opponents see numerous threats. For example, social, ecological and health standards that can be lowered just like the Americans have done with their overcooked chlorine chickens, which can be shipped directly from the [Read more]

Putin, Judo and Fidel

September 17, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The ceasefire reached in southeast Ukraine on Sept. 5 constitutes another defeat in the American attempt to use that state as a battering ram against Russia and plunder its riches. Previously, the Maidan coup d’etat facilitated the brilliant geopolitical move of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which allowed the [Read more]

The US Return to Strategy

September 17, 2014 // Kathimerini - Greece - Greek

The onslaught of the Islamic State fanatics in Iraq and Syria forced the U.S. to focus its interest once again on a territory it has wanted to disengage from to the greatest possible degree. For U.S. President Barack Obama, strategy in the Middle East and Central Asia was mainly based on targeting strikes against [Read more]

Racism, Policemen and Weapons

September 16, 2014 // La Prensa - Honduras - Spanish

With a black man in the White House, many thought it was the end of segregation. They thought that with the presence of Barack Obama there would be changes in favor of equality and against racism. It has been 150 years since the same thing was believed after the abolition of slavery. It never occurred. Every now and [Read more]

On the Warpath

September 14, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

On Wednesday night, Barack Obama gave a speech that he never could have imagined having to give. Just one day short of 13 years after the September 11 attacks, the president put the United States on the path of another war — or, more accurately, a revisited war — and cultivated public opinion with similar illusions [Read more]
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