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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… »

24.04.2016 RT

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover to say ‘No’ to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection. While the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe is set to… »

10.01.2016 Mariano Quiroga

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement.  Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree.  The peso has been drastically devalued, thousands of public sector workers… »

08.01.2016 PressTV

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system. On Friday, hundreds of public sector workers and pensioners marched in the city center in protest against the country’s pension reforms demanded by international lenders in return for rescue… »

16.07.2015 Marianella Kloka

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

(Greek translation below) It is 8.30 in the evening and it is still very hot. Syntagma square keeps receiving people. Many vendors are already there with their stalls selling souvlaki, beers and soft drinks, as they do in festivals. It seems that it’s going to be a long night tonight;… »

02.06.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

The right-wing newspaper, Washington Times, ran a piece on Monday entitled “The other side to the Okinawa story: The ‘All Okinawa’ opposition to US military presence [occupation] is a leftist ruse”. The hit piece was written by Robert Eldridge (former political affairs and public diplomacy officer, Marine Corps Installations Pacific… »

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