Europe

15.10.2018

Indivisible – 240,000 demonstrating for solidarity instead of exclusion in Berlin

Indivisible – 240,000 demonstrating for solidarity instead of exclusion in Berlin

The call of #unteilbar (indivisible) is that: “We will not allow the welfare state to be played off against asylum and migration. We will stand in resistance when fundamental rights and freedoms are in danger of being further restricted. They expect us to accept the deaths of those seeking… »

14.10.2018

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

The recent arrest of Mimmo Lucano, the mayor of Riace, for “aiding illegal immigration” offers us another example of the ancient dilemma that pits law against justice. A dilemma at the heart of the Greek tragedy Antigone, it has emerged countless times throughout history when individuals have had to choose… »

13.10.2018

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Inspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) is a queer group that stands in solidarity with other communities facing state violence and media attacks. In the current political climate, migrants bear the brunt of far-right violence, face demonisation in… »

10.10.2018

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Marianella Kloka reporting from Greece A group of 1130 parents in the island of Chios (Eastern Aegean), have decided several days ago to send an extrajudicial document to the Directors of 5 primary schools of the island, aiming to intimidate them and – as a result – not to… »

07.10.2018

“The body is the placenta of the spirit” The art of accompanying, in Paris

“The body is the placenta of the spirit” The art of accompanying, in Paris

03.10.2018 – Cloty Rubio The Art of Accompanying is presented in Paris Last Saturday 29th we had the immense pleasure of attending the presentation of the book The Art of Accompanying in the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée, near Paris. Víctor Piccininni transmitted us his experience and… »

04.10.2018

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

European leaders should act quickly to help the Aquarius, the last nongovernmental search and rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean, register after its flag was withdrawn by Panamanian authorities, five international rights organizations said today in an open letter. The letter was sent to European leaders on the fifth anniversary… »

27.09.2018

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

Taking direct aim at Tory government’s failures, Labour Party leader closes conference with vow to “kick-start a green jobs revolution” and challenge the powerful by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  –  Closing out the Labour Party’s annual conference on Wednesday, Party Leader Jeremy… »

27.09.2018

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

A humanitarian worker’s defamation conviction on September 25, 2018, for an ironic tweet represents a dangerous escalation in official harassment of groups providing crucial aid to migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first conviction of its kind in France. A court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, found … »

26.09.2018

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as… »

21.09.2018

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

By PAUL ROGERS 20 September 2018 for openDemocracy The 1960s–70s send a warning to Britain’s next left-wing government –  “Any person who lived through the anguished days from [date] until [name‘s] resignation will recall the high level of anticipation, expectation, surprise and wonder about what would… »

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