Opinions

Indigenous Peoples’ Law: UN Special Rapporteur’s report shows serious and persistent gaps in Costa Rica

On 28 September 2022, the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, following his on-site visit to Costa Rica at the end of 2021, was released. Special Rapporteurs on specific human rights issues are non-conventional…

New York and the Italian Contradiction

On September 25, the same day New Yorkers finished celebrating the 10-day San Gennaro Festival in the city’s Little Italy, the Italians, elected the country’s farthest-right government since the fall of Mussolini. For the past 96 years, the festival, which attracts over a million people each year, has…

#YouShallNotKill

27 September 2022, El Espectador Beyond political parties, beyond faith or agnosticism, beyond the courage or fear that we carry on our backs, and beyond obsessions with enclosing ourselves between visible and invisible borders, something on which almost all of…

New Masculinities – the example of Federer and Nadal

A few days ago, in Roger Federer’s farewell match, playing doubles with his friend and competitor Rafael Nadal, they were captured in a photograph, which went viral on social networks, in which both are shown crying visibly moved and Federer…

Of Dark Nights and Bitter Days: The Horrors of Philippine Martial Law

by Mary Aileen D. Bacalso   A year ago, I was asked to write an article for a book to be published for the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines. I was hesitant at first.…

Nuclear disarmament is essential

As the threat of nuclear war looms on the horizon once again, we must ask ourselves why the Spanish state refuses to sign the NPT. The decision does not belong to our alleged rulers, but to NATO. By Ovidio Bustillo…

Italian elections: abstention and the far right

The first statistic of the Italian political elections is the record abstention rate: 64% of voters, confirming the distrust of the electorate towards the political system damaged by changes in programmes and alliances, by an incomprehensible electoral system that rewards…

The price of a life

From the ancient Greek philosophers and thinkers to modern humanist theories, passing through Christianity and all religious and non-religious systems, human life, its existence on earth, has tended to be protected, albeit rhetorically, above all other considerations (I will not…

Get Mad About Nuclear Madness

Remarks in Seattle on September 24, 2022 at https://abolishnuclearweapons.org I am so sick and tired of wars. I’m ready for peace. What about you? I’m glad to hear it. But pretty much everybody is for peace, even the people who think…

The Democratic Party, Now the Leading Party of War.

No votes for warhawks, no matter the Party. John V. Walsh Last May a remarkable column by Stephen Kinzer appeared in the Boston Globe. It was headlined: “Republicans Return To Their Roots As The Antiwar Party.” More significantly, the subheading…

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