Europe

06.07.2019

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

Pip Roddis, University of Leeds for The Conversation Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that the public didn’t support it. Amber Rudd MP, then head of what was the… »

06.07.2019

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) calls for the immediate release of four of the Catalan… »

05.07.2019

Presentation of the “Let the machines work” campaign, by Humanists for UBI

Presentation of the “Let the machines work” campaign, by Humanists for UBI

On June 15, 2019, members of Humanists for Universal Basic Income (HUBI) and some friends and supporters met at the Toledo Park of Study and Reflection, to present the annual report of activities for 2018 and begin to design the campaign “Let the machines work”, which we plan to launch… »

05.07.2019

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

Queer activists hacked bus adverts in central London today (Friday 5 July) to protest hypocrisy of Pride in London. LGBT+ solidarity group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants replaced bus ads along the Pride march route to protest the exclusion of LGBT+ asylum seekers and homeless people from the march. The… »

04.07.2019

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

There is an island in the South Aegean Sea that, until a few years ago, was known only as a tourist destination, then it was the ‘Hotspot’ or Refugee Reception Centre that got ignored, and then, of late, the media arrived. The media arrived to tell the stories of the… »

04.07.2019

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

A report I helped publish has led to attacks and flat-out falsehoods in the rightwing media. It’s clear whose interests they serve.  By George Monbiot for The Guardian All billionaires want the same thing – a world that works for them. For many, this means a world in which… »

04.07.2019

Carola is free. Solidarity march in Palermo

Carola is free. Solidarity march in Palermo

«On the day of the long and passionate solidarity march in Palermo, Carola Rackete, the commander of Sea-Watch 3 moored in Lampedusa with 42 immigrants fleeing from war and poverty, returns free after four days of house arrest,” according to an extensive Post of the Palermo Anti-Racist Forum. “The… »

02.07.2019

Demonstration against Ramstein Air Base creates more and more awareness

Demonstration against Ramstein Air Base creates more and more awareness

Under an oppressive heat, 5000 participants demonstrated in front of the Ramstein Air Base to rebel against the illegal drone war and the US war and their German support from this centre of US war policy. “The airbase is the key to nuclear and conventional war. “Without it there would… »

02.07.2019

France records hottest temperature ever in European heat wave

France records hottest temperature ever in European heat wave

Large portions of Europe were hit by intense heat waves over the past week. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic all experienced their hottest-ever temperatures for the month of June. France recorded its hottest day ever on Friday, reaching a high of 45.9 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) at the town… »

27.06.2019

Grassroots groups beat the French state in court

Grassroots groups  beat the French state in court

A group of associations took the French state to court over its failure to provide basic services for refugees in Dunkirk and won,  the group Help Refugees  announces in its Facebook page. As a result of months of work from La Cimade, the Human Rights Observer Team, … »

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