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09.07.2019

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

(The Hoffnungsquickie: Good News Brief – N.d.T.) The world is a bad place. This is at least the impression you get when you look through the burning glass of the media. Catastrophes, wars, lies, hypocrisy and destruction determine the reality that is transmitted. Although everyone knows that this is only… »

08.07.2019

Who’s paying to make Boris prime minister?

Who’s paying to make Boris prime minister?

The miserable contest to choose the UK’s next prime minister – fuelled by dark money, an obsequious press and a mockery of ‘choice’ – shows just how broken our politics is. Mary Fitzgerald For openDemocracy  Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom is currently ‘choosing’… »

07.07.2019

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

Yesterday was a great party of colour and human rights for the LGBT community and everyone else working for freedom and the celebration of diversity. Seeing the great atmosphere may give a mistaken impression that all is well with sexual diversity but the reality of discrimination and violence has not… »

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… »

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