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18.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece   By Marina Sitrin Source: teleSUR English “How did Argentina survive their economic crisis?”; “Are they doing better now?”; “What happened to the factory takeovers?”; “Did millions of people really participate in … »

18.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Under the statement “Japanese political leaders and elected officials forgot Democracy. We are angry”, Prof. Takeshi Sakagami circulated this news and photograph to media. “A picture taken in front of the Diet Building in Tokyo, at 7:30 pm today, on July 17. People are standing packed together. They are protesting … »

15.07.2015 Pressenza New York

Dispensing with Democracy

Dispensing with Democracy

By Danny Katch  – ANCIENT GREECE is said to have introduced democracy to the world some 2,500 years ago. Now the world is trying to show modern Greece that it’s been wrong all along. Last January, when the Greeks elected the radical left party SYRIZA into power, with its platform … »

14.07.2015 Pressenza Wien

Austria: Refugees speak up for their rights

Austria: Refugees speak up for their rights

This article from no-racism.net reports on a protest in the Austrian town of Traiskirchen in support of migrants at the town’s refugee camp.  It has been written by one of the protest organisers and edited by Pressenza for publication. On Staturday, 11th of July 2015, hundreds of people (around … »

12.07.2015 Pressenza Budapest

20 years of Budapest Pride

20 years of Budapest Pride

The police were out in force yesterday in the centre of Budapest to ensure that the annual pride march took place without anyone being violently attacked.  The theme this year was acceptance and equal rights because Hungary is a few steps behind the world’s leading countries in LGBT rights, such … »

10.07.2015 Tony Robinson

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

Migration to Europe is a phenomenon increasingly in the news: boats are capsizing in the Mediterranean, migrants have brought the Channel Tunnel to a halt, walls are being proposed to divide nations, and essentially Europe is unable to give a coherent response to the situation. Bloody conflicts in Afghanistan, the … »

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