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05.07.2018

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

Today, several European NGOs issued a public statement denouncing the catastrophic situation in the Mediterranean – that appears increasingly like a mass grave on the southern border of the European Union – and the absolute small-mindedness of political leaders in the light of the pathetic agreements reached in their last… »

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

04.07.2018

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Ada Colau (Mayor of Barcelona) and Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) met on 3 October in London to agree on measures to combat the gentrification of large cities. In recent years, the original population in the centres of the world’s major cities has been evicted from their homes due to… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

29.06.2018

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has responded to a statement released by the USA, UK and Russia ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on Sunday. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “While it is right to mark the anniversary of… »

27.06.2018

The Carnival of Resistance: Trump not welcome in the UK

The Carnival of Resistance: Trump not welcome in the UK

By Stop Trump In 2017 a coalition of organisations and individuals joined forces to protest against Donald Trump’s planned visit to the UK. Their letter to the Guardian called his presidency dangerous and divisive and committed to organising one of the biggest demonstrations in British history. Two cancelled… »

25.06.2018

End Family Separation. Updated Events

End Family Separation. Updated Events

Women’s March Barcelona, Women’s March Milan and Madrid Resistance have united to address the abhorrent human rights violations happening to immigrant children who are being ripped from their parents’ arms in the United States. We have collected resources and actions that anyone from anywhere in the world can take to… »

23.06.2018

Political figures support Beatrice Fihn of ICAN – Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Political figures support Beatrice Fihn of ICAN – Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Dozens of elected officials from various political groups have signed a document in support of ICAN’s campaign to promote the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The executive director of ICAN, Beatrice Fihn, who will visit Madrid from 26 to 28 June, will… »

23.06.2018

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

We publish here the press release from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a non-governmental watchdog organisation that protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy methods. Budapest, 20 June 2018 — On World Refugee Day the Hungarian Parliament adopted Bill T/333, a new… »

22.06.2018

Independent unions found new global union federation

Independent unions found new global union federation

By labournet.tv In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they hope will come out of the new… »

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