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18.10.2019

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the… »

18.10.2019

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

MOMA board member and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink is the 2nd largest owner of prison companies GEO Group and Core Civic. With over $2 billion in contracts with ICE, these companies are responsible for over 70% of all immigration detention including children & families at the border. We… »

17.10.2019

Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise

Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise

XR Peace has today joined with other anti-arms trade activists to stage a day of action targeting key players in the polluting, oppressive arms industry. At 8am, XR Peace activists glued and locked themselves onto the doors of Leonardo UK’s HQ in Great George Street to protest the company’s involvement… »

15.10.2019

London Bans All Extinction Rebellion Protests, But Direct Actions Continue

London Bans All Extinction Rebellion Protests, But Direct Actions Continue

The city of London has banned all Extinction Rebellion protests and cleared the protest encampment at Trafalgar Square, after over 1,400 people were arrested in eight days of mass demonstrations demanding urgent action to address the climate crisis. On Monday morning, hundreds of people blocked traffic outside the Bank of… »

15.10.2019

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

On this show we speak with Martha Hauze, founding member of Movement for the Peace in Colombia, about the present situation of the ongoing peace process there and the challenges facing the country during this very complicated socio-political moment. Social leaders are being killed every day and the… »

15.10.2019

Fire in Samos Refugee Camp

Fire in Samos Refugee Camp

Last night there was a fire on the island of Samos, a fire that ripped through the temporary homes of human beings living in ‘the jungle’, the overfill space relied upon to house men, women and children in a Reception and Identification Centre that can no longer cope with the… »

15.10.2019

Chile: Congressman Hirsch presents project against war

Chile: Congressman Hirsch presents project against war

Today, Tuesday, October 15, Humanist Congressman Tomás Hirsch will present, together with Congressmen Labra (PC), Fernández (PS), Marzán (PPD), Mirosevic (PL), Boric (Conv) and Girardi (PPD) a constitutional reform project that seeks to make Chile renounce war as a method of conflict resolution. The initiative has a pure article that… »

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

15.10.2019

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day… »

15.10.2019

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine if the Scottish government declared the… »

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