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25.05.2016 Pressenza London

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

How the oil giant made itself a victim—and launched a nearly unprecedented legal offensive—after poisoning a region and its people by Nick Meynen for Common Dreams With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at… »

23.05.2016 Pressenza London

Brazil – Call it a ‘Coup’

Brazil – Call it a ‘Coup’

 Leaked transcripts detail how elite orchestrated overthrow in Brazil Revelations detail ‘national pact’ between government, military, and oil executives By McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams  Confirming suspicions that the ouster of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is, in fact, a coup designed to eradicate a wide corruption probe, Brazil’s largest… »

17.05.2016 Ilka Oliva Corado

Dilma, unbreakable

Dilma, unbreakable

“We should have killed her,” her torturers will have repeated hundreds of times to themselves when they saw her becoming Brazil’s first woman president. Or they would have wanted cancer to make her disappear from the political scene, just like Evita (but temporarily, because she is immortal). Dilma marked a… »

16.05.2016 Tony Henderson

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

The Zika-disease spreading mosquito is everywhere and all the usual precautions need be taken to prevent bites, from generously supplied nets to more inclusive education. That’s because we are ever invading nature’s own spaces without regard for the creatures that live there. The Earth is not destined for humans alone, but in… »

15.05.2016 Redação São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro: the vigour of resistance

Rio de Janeiro: the vigour of resistance

By Valdir Silveira. The situation in Brazil is critical and there will be violent forces that seek to take away our rights, but the event of today – just like previous acts – has been of great participation and vigour.  Students give a special shine.  It’s really very… »

13.05.2016 Equipe de Base Warmis-Convergência das Culturas

Music for forging links

Music for forging links

By Beatriz Prieto (Warmis Base Team – Convergence of Cultures) Music to generate empathy: this is the idea behind the project “Lakitas Sinchi Warmis: Women blowing wind” – set in motion by the Warmis base team of the international humanist organisation, Convergence of Cultures – which has been selected by… »

08.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

We were there!

We were there!

That 4th of May 1969 was an unprecedented day without a doubt. Everything had been prepared, back in the city and in the place itself so Silo could give his first public address, and with a gathering facing the imposed restraints by the then dictatorship. People arrived from various Argentine… »

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