Europe

06.01.2019

UK 2019: Brexit, Universal Credit, Mental Ilness & Knives

UK 2019: Brexit, Universal Credit, Mental Ilness & Knives

Deal or no deal? Money or no money for the people? Are you sure you are not mentally ill? Oh!? Are you really sane? Did you hear about the latest stabbing in East London? These are the type of questions that are being put forward -on a daily basis- to… »

05.01.2019

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Weeks into Trump’s border wall tantrum “talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown were coming into focus. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides dietary assistance to 38 million… »

05.01.2019

Persecuted as a terrorist in Spain

Persecuted as a terrorist in Spain

Tamara Carrasco campaigns for an independent Catalonia. She was arrested and has been in house arrest for months In the morning of April 10, 2018, the 35-year-old social worker Tamara Carrasco García is woken by loud knocking on the front door. When she opens, there are a dozen Spanish paramilitary… »

05.01.2019

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their endorsement of the initiative.  The mobilisation coincides… »

04.01.2019

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

Bobby Duffy, King’s College London  for The Conversation Immigration led the headlines again over the holiday season. Around 100 migrants were found on beaches or rescued from boats in the English Channel, sparking talk of a “crisis” and “major incident” and leading the home secretary, Sajid… »

28.12.2018

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

In Italy, a network of civil society organizations, NGOs and local authorities is promoting a campaign to award the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Riace. This small town in the south, poor and depopulated due to emigration and lack of work, has been reborn thanks to an innovative model of… »

27.12.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their relationships with family, friends… »

22.12.2018

The need for a European Citizens’ Initiative on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income

The need for a European Citizens’ Initiative on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income

In 2013, a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)[1] was carried out, but the one million signatures required were not collected and for some activists the action was a failure. The truth is that, back then UBI was not as well-known as it… »

22.12.2018

Thousands protest at Hungary’s President of the Republic’s residence days before Christmas

Thousands protest at Hungary’s President of the Republic’s residence days before Christmas

Once again, several thousands of people protested Hungary’s government in Budapest on Friday night.  The series of protests were sparked by the two laws passed by Parliament last Wednesday on the scandalous session characterised by the whistles and sirens coming from opposition MPs. Today’s protests … »

20.12.2018

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

For more than three years now, children’s days have taken place in the Mikebuda Park of Study and Reflection more or less regularly. In December of this year Kriszta Horváth worked with the children on up-cycling various old photos. At the end of the day there was… »

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