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29.11.2019

[UK elections] Energy expert: here’s where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn’s climate pledges leave the planet

[UK elections] Energy expert: here’s where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn’s climate pledges leave the planet

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation The 2019 UK general election may be defined by Brexit, but the climate crisis has never loomed larger in the minds of voters. And the country’s two largest parties offer very different visions on how to address it. Labour may… »

28.11.2019

Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief Rabbi

Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief  Rabbi

26th  November 2019 Dear Mr. Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party I write to you on behalf of the Executive Board of the United European Jews organization regarding an unusually disturbing declaration  that was today reported in the media claiming that the overwhelming majority of British Jews are “gripped… »

28.11.2019

Over 1000 cases set to be dropped against Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested during October’s International Rebellion

Over 1000 cases set to be dropped against Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested during October’s International Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police has admitted to the unlawful use of Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the first week of the October protests, following a threat of further legal action by Extinction Rebellion’s lawyers The news follows Extinction Rebellion’s landmark victory in the High Court earlier this month… »

27.11.2019

Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi

Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has again condemned anti-semitism, after Britain’s chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accused Corbyn and his Labour Party of anti-semitism ahead of national elections on December 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “I made it very clear anti-Semitism is completely wrong in our society. Our party did make it clear… »

26.11.2019

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece’s recently announced border control plans for the Aegean islands should not come at the expense of asylum seeker and migrant rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has said it will relocate 20,000 asylum seekers from overcrowded reception centers on the islands to the mainland by early 2020,… »

25.11.2019

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Berlin is a very lively, cosmopolitan city and this is especially true for its large Chilean community. Over the last 4 weeks, they have expressed their disdain for the events in Chile through multiple activities. We reported that there were demonstrations and various events in many places in Berlin. Particularly… »

25.11.2019

British politics is changing dramatically – and the left sees an opportunity

British politics is changing dramatically – and the left sees an opportunity

Radical. Transformative. Path-breaking. These cliches are often trotted out in the pages of party manifestos. Manifestos are more than shopping lists of policy priorities and pledges. They represent an opportunity for political parties to put forward a narrative of reform and renewal of the underpinning purpose of the state. Of… »

24.11.2019

Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, Brian Eno and many others

Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, Brian Eno and many others

“The coming UK election is indeed a landmark and monumental one as signatories to a recent letter attest. However, we are outraged that Jeremy Corbyn, a life-long committed anti-racist, is being smeared as an anti-semite by people who should know better. Antisemitism is a problem within society and is present… »

21.11.2019

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

The genus attributed to Fantomas (Phantoms) has European roots. The great-great-great grandchildren of Europeans push their harm forward from the North American Continent, and their relatives in South America do not want to give up their power or their privileges under any circumstances. In their symbolic figures Uncle Sam and… »

17.11.2019

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Elise Lobbedez, EM Lyon for The Conversation Often perceived as disorganised, scattered and even violent, France’s “gilets jaunes” movement has taken many by surprise with its staying power. A year into the movement, which began on November 17, 2018, many activists are still regularly meeting, organising and protesting,… »

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