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19.10.2019

General Strike in Catalonia as Barcelona is Burning

General Strike in Catalonia as Barcelona is Burning

By Countercurrents Collective A general strike has been called in Catalonia on Friday, marking the end of a week of protests following the ruling of Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday. The court sentenced nine Catalan pro-independence leaders to jail for sedition. Thousands of people have joined a series of “marches… »

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

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

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… »

13.10.2019

Historic protests and today’s politics give hope for Extinction Rebellion

Historic protests and today’s politics give hope for Extinction Rebellion

The Greenham Common peace camp and other 1980s anti-nuclear activists made a real difference – now a stronger tide is with the climate protestors. Paul Rogers for openDemocracy This week’s Extinction Rebellion actions in London have produced some notable headlines, one being the Daily Mail’s “Extinction Rebellion… »

10.10.2019

Extinction Rebellion Protests Hit London Airport, Demanding Climate Change Action

Extinction Rebellion Protests Hit London Airport, Demanding Climate Change Action

Extinction Rebellion protests are continuing around the globe with nonviolent actions demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. This morning, protesters blocked roads leading to London’s city airport and held a sit-in protest inside a terminal, disrupting flights. In Central London, hundreds of mothers with babies blocked traffic and held… »

09.10.2019

The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches an All-Time High. It is the Effect of Greta Thunberg

The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches an All-Time High. It is the Effect of Greta Thunberg

By Ugo Bardi A little more than one year ago, I wrote a post titled “Why, in a Few Years, Nobody Will be Talking About Climate Change Anymore.” It turned out that I was completely wrong: Greta Thunberg changed everything. My mistake was the typical one we all make… »

09.10.2019

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of an exhibition helping to mark 100 years of cooperation between nations. The precious cargo, which is widely regarded as one… »

08.10.2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence arrives in Cádiz

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence arrives in Cádiz

October 7, 2019 by  Antonio Gancedo The World March reaches the oldest city in Europe In Cádiz, in the Castle of Santa Catalina, at 19: 00, a unique… »

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