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13.12.2018

Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

In a 24 to 15 vote (with 2 abstentions), the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly has joined the National Council today in calling on the Swiss government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and submit it to Parliament for ratification without delay. This… »

12.12.2018

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Tuesday December 18 Organized by Unis Resist Border Controls, South Asia Solidarity Group, No Borders Leeds, Manchester Palestine Action, End Deportations For International Migrants Day on Tuesday 18 December, activists from all over the UK will stand in solidarity with the Stansted… »

12.12.2018

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

By Peter Koenig The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, middle class people, from students to workers… »

11.12.2018

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

A solidarity demonstration with the Stansted 15 – the activists convicted under anti-terror legislation for blocking a deportation flight in March 2017 –  took place this afternoon in London outside the Home Office. Many protesters were wearing pink to show their support. More than 300 public… »

10.12.2018

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws. After 9 weeks the jury found all fifteen defendants guilty of intentional disruption of services and endangerment at an aerodrome under the 1990 Aviation… »

09.12.2018

Brussels to raise investment walls against China

Brussels to raise investment walls against China

By Leonidas Vatikiotis[1]. The European Union is preparing to close the door to China in the New Year, copying US President Donald Trump’s economic policy. In particular, as Bloomberg has revealed, intensive negotiations have long been going on between the European Parliament and European governments to legislate… »

09.12.2018

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules,” says Greta Thunberg, “because the rules have to be changed.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Striking her mark at the COP24 climate talks taking place this week and next in Poland, fifteen-year-old… »

09.12.2018

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Last Wednesday, the Government of Catalonia, through the Barcelona Urban Development Subcommittee, finally approved a modification to Barcelona’s Metropolitan General Plan that obliges residential developments of more than 600 m2, whether newly created or completely refurbished, to allocate 30% of the area for public housing. The measure has now passed… »

09.12.2018

Anti-fascism march in London

Anti-fascism march in London

Today, Sunday 9th of December, protesters in London mobilised in opposition to a growing and increasingly vocal fascist movement in the UK, something mirrored across Europe and the USA. As the country becomes increasingly polarised in the run up to a week of politics possibly as important for its future… »

09.12.2018

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Text and photos by Mauricio Alvarez. We have chosen to publish this article in two parts to simplify your reading.  The first was to recall the meaning of the word democracy and explain the root causes of the Yellow Vests movement. This second part focuses on the… »

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