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31.10.2019

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

“How dare you?,” Greta Thurnberg said at the UN to those responsible for the planet’s environmental situation, angry, impotent, belonging to the generation that will inherit a world collapsed in its sustainability. She was coming to Chile to participate in COP25. Her clamour also resonated in the young Chileans who… »

31.10.2019

How many Green New Deals are there

How many Green New Deals are there

Faced with the evidence of the climate crisis, deniers no longer deny the rise of global temperatures, but rather contest its anthropogenic origin, in order to continue with business as usual. As Naomi Klein explained, the “Lords of oil” know very well that the rise in CO2 is leading us… »

27.10.2019

The World Must Compel the U.S. to Allow Korea to Have Peace

The World Must Compel the U.S. to Allow Korea to Have Peace

By David Swanson I’ve never heard of or even seen fantasized a society or a government that wasn’t deeply flawed. I know neither North nor South Korea is an exception. But the primary impediment to peace in Korea appears to be the United States: its government, its media, its billionaires,… »

26.10.2019

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

We are witnessing a moment of widespread social mobilisation in many cities around the world that seems to be gathering pace as the numbers swell and the demands become clearer, even if they begin with a very particular response to a specific act of government (increases in fuel or transport… »

25.10.2019

Why ‘the will of the people’ is a myth in British democracy

Why ‘the will of the people’ is a myth in British democracy

British people are fundamentally disempowered by our political system. Other countries show that there’s another way. By George Monbiot for The Guardian They promised sovereignty, but at first it was unclear which variety of sovereignty they meant. Were the politicians who swore we would regain it when we left… »

25.10.2019

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Yesterday (23) the Chamber of Deputies of Chile held a special session with the presence of the Minister of Interior and Public Security, Andrés Chadwick, who presented a report on the measures taken by the government in response to the crisis situation in the country. After the minister’s presentation, Tomás… »

24.10.2019

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

By AUCH! (Autoras Chilenas. Local organisation of feminist authors)   Chile, October 24, 2019 Last week protests and acts of civil disobedience erupted in Santiago de Chile due to a rise in the price of the metro. This increase by 30 pesos (to a fare of 1.23 dollars in a… »

24.10.2019

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Wars are waged to get hold of oil reserves and then that oil is used to carry out other wars (world emissions from military equipment amount to 15% of total emissions, but are not accounted for in the Paris Agreement). Wars produce refugees and in order to push back the… »

24.10.2019

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

The Israeli society of the 21st century (80% Jews compared to 20% Arab population), would be a melting pot of races, customs, languages and values that would only have in common their Jewish origin and in which there would be a silent slight of hand of an ultra orthodox minority… »

23.10.2019

From Aperture to Protectionism: Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

From Aperture to Protectionism:  Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

By Maxine Lowy Hundreds, many families with young children, rest in tents, or lean against suitcases by the side of the road. Volunteers from charitable organizations occasionally pass through, offering bottled water, Styrofoam boxes containing food, and sometimes set up a soup kitchen right on the street. In late June… »

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