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18.12.2018

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. Tadamichi Yamamoto said those developments included the appointment of a… »

18.12.2018

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

Today people from all over the UK stood in solidarity with the Stansted 15, demanding an end to the hostile environment, an end to detention and an end to all forms of deportation. Over 50,000 people have signed the petition demanding justice for the Stansted 15, after they were… »

18.12.2018

Australian Labor Party commits to join the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Australian Labor Party commits to join the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing today to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The party is widely expected to win government in 2019. “This is a major breakthrough that heralds a more constructive… »

18.12.2018

A new look on Iran

A new look on Iran

We interviewed the Iranian collective “See you in Iran“, whose aim is to make Iranian socio-cultural reality known in the international scene and to contribute to changing the hate-based narrative that the mainstream Western media offers about Iran. In addition to the economic and political sanctions that have been… »

17.12.2018

Brexit Groundhog Day as EU leaders stand firm in face of British political stalemate

Brexit Groundhog Day as EU leaders stand firm in face of British political stalemate

Nieves Perez-Solorzano, University of Bristol for The Conversation As the December European Council drew to an end, EU leaders must have felt that they were living their own Brexit Groundhog Day. As has become the norm since the Brexit negotiations began in March 2017, the European Union is… »

15.12.2018

Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK

Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK

GRACIE BRADLEY 11 December 2018 for openDemocracy We should cherish dissenters trying to stop human rights abuses – not imprison them under anti-terrorism laws designed to prevent further Lockerbie bombings.  In March 2017, fifteen people tried to stop a secretive mass deportation to Nigeria and… »

15.12.2018

Overtime Act sparks series of intense anti-Orbán protests in Hungary

Today will see the third consecutive day of anti-government protests in Budapest. People are  expressing their anger on the street over the… »

15.12.2018

400 hours Overtime Act passed by Hungarian Parliament

400 hours Overtime Act passed by Hungarian Parliament

In what amounts to be the biggest scandal of Hungary’s Parliament since the regime change, the… »

15.12.2018

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

On Nov. 30, the MIT Media Lab hosted its second annual Disobedience Award presentation. It was a celebration of individuals who defied the law in conscientious efforts to promote justice in the areas of gender equity, immigration rights, economic fairness and environmental well-being. There were three winners, five finalists and… »

14.12.2018

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in a network of detention centers across the United States. Changes implemented by the Trump administration have filled the child jails to near capacity, and the government is considering adding more employees and more beds to make it possible to hold even more… »

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