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27.04.2019

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador’s illegal surveillance

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador’s illegal surveillance

By Mike Head The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, was finally permitted yesterday to meet with Julian Assange inside London’s Belmarsh prison. The WikiLeaks journalist and publisher has been held virtually incommunicado, in denial of his fundamental legal and democratic rights, since the British… »

25.04.2019

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one By George Monbiot  for The Guardian For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time… »

23.04.2019

Michel Chossudovsky: “with NATO from welfare al warfare”

Michel Chossudovsky: “with NATO from welfare al warfare”

At the international conference “NATO’s 70th Anniversary: Historical Balance? Looking for a way out of the war system, now”, held in Florence on 7 April, was attended by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, director of Global Research, the research centre on globalisation (Canada), co-sponsor of the conference along with the No War… »

21.04.2019

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

“Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody’s screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been at the heart of Extinction Rebellion’s activism since it was founded in 2018 – from January’s disruption of London… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

20.04.2019

2ª Human chain of school children for Peace and Nonviolence – A Coruña

2ª Human chain of school children for Peace and Nonviolence – A Coruña

3,500 children from 8 schools in the city of A Coruña, will be participating on 26/04/19 along the Paseo Marítimo, between two symbols of the city, the Millennium obelisk to the Tower of Hercules. Human chains symbolize an act of human expression, carrying out a combined act between numerous boys… »

17.04.2019

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

One of the striking things about the official Skripal story is the way its more wildly improbable aspects have been released to the mainstream media over a long period, so as to manage their impact. So, for example, police acknowledgement that the perfume bottle Charlie Rowley found was sealed and… »

16.04.2019

‘The Time for Excuses Is Over’: Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities

‘The Time for Excuses Is Over’: Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities

“One day I want to have kids. But I don’t think I can. I don’t see a future that’s livable at the moment.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer for Common Dreams Activists across Europe blocked off major streets and public areas Monday as they called for immediate… »

16.04.2019

Simultaneous Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque fires

Simultaneous Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque fires

“A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. “The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say… “Officials say it could be linked to the renovation… »

15.04.2019

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

George Monbiot for The Guardian No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.  Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. »

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