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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… »

23.10.2019

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

We reproduce here the words of the President of the Teachers Union of Chile and member of Unidad Social – which is calling for a national strike tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, October 24, more information at: http://www.colegiodeprofesores.cl/2019/10/22/se-convoca-a-huelga-general-en-todo-chile-el-23-y-24-de-octubre/ – at a press conference held this morning in Santiago: “Teachers are… »

22.10.2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence. From Marrakesh to Tenerife

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence. From Marrakesh to Tenerife

From Antonio Gancedo’s blog Digest composed by Pressenza London The World March arrives in Marrakech October 15, 2019 At 7: 30 of that day 10 of October,… »

22.10.2019

Extinction Rebellion protest in London continues despite ban. Journalist George Monbiot arrested

Extinction Rebellion protest in London continues despite ban. Journalist George Monbiot arrested

Despite the ban on demonstrations and the eviction of Trafalgar Square camp, London, the protest of Extinction Rebellion does not stop but rather expresses itself in new and creative ways. The ban has been widely criticised. “If opposing the climate and ecological crisis and defending humanity is against the rules,… »

21.10.2019

Chile: Humanists and the Current Moment

Chile: Humanists and the Current Moment

Hello friends, It is difficult to make a synthesis of what we are living, but in the attempt to transmit our point of view, I’ll tell you a little. I believe that we are witnessing something that Humanism has been announcing for a long time: a social explosion as a… »

21.10.2019

Chile: It´s not 30 pesos, it´s 30 years

Chile: It´s not 30 pesos, it´s 30 years

“It’s not 30 pesos, it’s 30 years” is a slogan that was repeated Sunday in many social networks and protesters banners who continued to go to the streets throughout the country. “30 pesos” refers to the rise of Santiago Metro ticket, that blew up the pressure experienced by Chilean people. »

20.10.2019

Mario Aguilar [in Chile]: “Violence comes from the powerful. Let’s take care of each other.”

Mario Aguilar [in Chile]: “Violence comes from the powerful. Let’s take care of each other.”

In the context of the strong social unrest that Chile is going through, the President of the College of Teachers -Mario Aguilar- called on his colleagues for solidarity and nonviolent civil disobedience. His words are reproduced below, as well as the video that he circulated through social networks. https://www.pressenza.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mario-Aguilar-19-10-19.mp4… »

20.10.2019

A million anti-Brexit protesters march on London streets demanding a People’s Vote

A million anti-Brexit protesters march on London streets demanding a People’s Vote

“More than a million protesters crammed into the streets of central London to fight for a second EU referendum as Boris Johnsonsuffered another humiliating defeat, say organisers. Aerial footage showed extraordinary scenes as throngs of people marched from Park Lane to Parliament Square in… »

20.10.2019

Barcelona: from pyrotechnic spectacle to violence

Barcelona: from pyrotechnic spectacle to violence

The city has been burned. A new “Rosa de Foc “* floods us. Shredding, debris, sirens, sporadic gunfire, scandalous helicopters and avalanche runs. Security forces are ambivalent. While the majority of the Catalan population takes part in mass events of a festive and family nature, violent radicals… »

20.10.2019

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa is an Italian scholar and essayist active in the ecologist movement promoting a radical critique of the current system. What are the main points of your critique and your proposals… »

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