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12.03.2017

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

On Friday March 10th 5,000 members of Native Americans tribes and their supporters – celebrities, environmental and peace activists, veterans, college students – marched on Washington, D.C.  amid bitter cold, rain, sleet, and snow, calling for Trump and the U.S. Congress to recognize Indigenous Rights to water, land, sovereignty and culture. »

05.03.2017

March in New York for Standing Rock

March in New York for Standing Rock

Six days before the Native March on Washington, DC, on Saturday March 4th, activists met in front of the New York Public Library and went to Trump Tower to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and its threat to the Standing Rock Sioux, their sacred lands and clean water. »

04.03.2017

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

250,000 people have marched in London today to protest against further funding cuts to health service and social care and the potential privatization of the NHS, threatened by £20 billion of cuts required by the government by 2020. It was one of the biggest rallies in history to save the… »

02.03.2017

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

The average human being is living longer than ever before. Nearly every country on the planet has seen an increase in life expectancy since the beginning of the 21st century. But though we are living longer, not all of us are living healthier. Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy… »

23.02.2017

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

After North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum issued executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, setting as a deadline the afternoon of February 22nd , yesterday most of the activists left voluntarily among police in riot gear. Ten activists were arrested near the camp. Darren… »

22.02.2017

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

On Saturday more than 500 people marched through Peckham, London with LGBT+ and migrant communities to protest immigration raids and mass deportations. The march was led by Peckham-based asylum seekers and featured speeches from South London migrant groups and local shop owners along the route. Last year’s Peckham Pride saw… »

21.02.2017

Anti-Trump protests in London and all over the UK

Anti-Trump protests in London and all over the UK

On Monday 20th February The British Parliament debated whether or not to allow Donald Trump a state visit, after the invitation extended by the Prime Minister Theresa May when she visited Washington DC just 7 days after Trump’s inauguration. 1.8 million people signed a petition asking to withdraw the invitation, while… »

20.02.2017

NYC Rally: ‘I Am a Muslim Too’

NYC Rally: ‘I Am a Muslim Too’

Activists gathered in New York City to oppose President Trump’s travel ban that targets seven countries with large Muslim populations. More than 1,000 people filled New York’s Times Square on Sunday, waving American flags and holding signs saying “No Muslim Ban.” The “I Am A Muslim Too” rally, designed to… »

19.02.2017

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

The 75th commemoration of the US Concentration Camps and incarceration of Japanese Americans was host at the Japanese American United Church in Manhattan and was devoted in support to the Muslim community represented by Imam Khalid Latif. Mike Ishii, member of the Remembrance Committee and coordinator of the event says: “This is a… »

12.02.2017

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

In Washington Square Park immigrant-rights groups rallied to challenge the criminalization of immigrants under the NYPD’s current Broken-Windows policy, before it worsens under Trump’s far-right administration. See Our Photo Gallery of the Event Broken-windows policing targets small crimes on the theory that it will prevent bigger ones from happening. But advocates are… »

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