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Yanacocha goldmine in Peru. Photo by Euyasik, Wikipedia Commons.
Yanacocha goldmine in Peru. Photo by Euyasik, Wikipedia Commons.


The House On The Mountain: How Mining Corrodes Democracy In Peru – OpEd

By  Lynn Holland “We need you because we don’t have anyone who listens to us.” -  Milton Sanchez, arrested 50 times for protesting against the Conga Mine project without a single conviction I climb shakily out of the van and blink into a cool breeze. It has been a four-hour ride up a rough winding […]

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The Carbon Tax Scam – OpEd

In a recent appearance before a congressional committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told them that the agency’s proposed sweeping carbon-regulation plan was “really an investment opportunity. This is not about pollution control.” If the plan isn’t about pollution, the primary reason for the EPA’s existence, why bother with yet more regulation of something that is […]

US House of Representatives. File Photo
US House of Representatives. File Photo


US House Report Advises Eliminating IRS Commissioner Job – OpEd

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a total revamping of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), accusing the agency of being a political group rather than a nonpartisan government collection agency, according to the House pf Representatives Oversight Committee’s latest report titled, “Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions.” The […]

Rustom Ali, a cobbler in Kabul, Photo credit: Abdulhai Safarali
Rustom Ali, a cobbler in Kabul, Photo credit: Abdulhai Safarali


Jobless Kabul And The Works Of War

By Kathy Kelly Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability. Put simply and in its own […]

Russia' Vladimir Putin
Russia' Vladimir Putin


Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? – OpEd

By Paul Craig Roberts The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media. Perhaps the Russian government thought that only Iraq, Libya, Syria, China, and […]