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31.01.2019

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

The Madhya Nisheda Andolana-Karnataka is a Padayatra (nonviolent march), the largest of its kind. More than 4000 women from twenty-three districts of the Karnataka State, India, embarked on a twelve-day walk of 210 kilometers from Chitradurga to Bengaluru, protesting against the State’s policy of legal liquor sales. The march was held… »

26.01.2019

Nominations Open: Propose a Candidate for the 40th Right Livelihood Award

Nominations Open: Propose a Candidate for the 40th Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be presented for the 40th time in December 2019. The Swedish Foundation behind the Award is now inviting people from across the globe to propose candidates who are working in a visionary and exemplary manner to solve global problems. The… »

23.01.2019

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

In the context of the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding refugee populations Samos is the Aegean island that people often forget. It exists in the shadow of Lesvos, people are familiar with the name Moria and the images it evokes. Yet until very recently the Vathy Reception Centre on Samos has… »

21.01.2019

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

By Pat Elder Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, leaches into the ground at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan. PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard Base. America is experiencing one of the greatest public health crises in its… »

21.01.2019

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1 pm, Lafayette Park, Washington DC. Promoted by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases       GLOBAL U.S. TROOPS PRESENCE (source: Quora.com)  … »

16.01.2019

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

Climate activists gathered in New York’s Union Square in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of West Papua, to demand that petroleum multinational BP: End support of the Indonesian military genocide in West Papua Capture the carbon… »

14.12.2018

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

(as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. The coastal blocks of the Nagapattinam… »

11.12.2018

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

A solidarity demonstration with the Stansted 15 – the activists convicted under anti-terror legislation for blocking a deportation flight in March 2017 –  took place this afternoon in London outside the Home Office. Many protesters were wearing pink to show their support. More than 300 public… »

09.12.2018

Anti-fascism march in London

Anti-fascism march in London

Today, Sunday 9th of December, protesters in London mobilised in opposition to a growing and increasingly vocal fascist movement in the UK, something mirrored across Europe and the USA. As the country becomes increasingly polarised in the run up to a week of politics possibly as important for its future… »

29.10.2018

XVIII Symposium Universal Basic Income

XVIII Symposium Universal Basic Income

Los días 26 y 27 de octubre se desarrolló, en la sede de Barcelona Activa, el XVIII simposio de la Red Renta Básica. En él se pudo exponer los aspectos básicos de esta propuesta, así como aspectos más técnicos, políticos y sociales. Tal como se indica en la propia web, "La renta básica universal puede ser la clave para conseguir una sociedad más igualitaria donde se garanticen unos ingresos vitales y la libertad de toda la ciudadanía". »

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