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26.09.2019

Demonstrations in Paris: Climate and Act 45 of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests): “The right to demonstrate in France becomes … theoretical”

Demonstrations in Paris: Climate and Act 45 of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests): “The right to demonstrate in France becomes … theoretical”

Great demonstration this September 21, many people, but the police appeared ferociously to tear-gas all the procession, mostly peaceful, so much so that this one, which almost got to the Port-Royal station, had to return to the starting point! They gassed absolutely and indiscriminately more than a hundred meters in… »

25.09.2019

Netanyahu’s exit could make it harder to fight occupation from the outside

Netanyahu’s exit could make it harder to fight occupation from the outside

Without a cartoon villain to rail against, the energy required to end the occupation is in danger of dissipating. By Aron Keller Given that Benjamin Netanyahu presided over the rightward shift of Israeli society and the hollowing out of its democratic institutions, the prospect of seeing… »

24.09.2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogation of Parliament unlawful. Unanimous Supreme Court judgement

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogation of Parliament unlawful. Unanimous Supreme Court judgement

The UK Supreme Court 11 justices have delivered a unanimous and damning judgement on Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks, according to him in order to prepare the next Queen’s speech (something the judges say it only takes five or six days) but in actual fact in… »

23.09.2019

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews for The Conversation European governments often appear to champion low-carbon policies. Yet, in 2017, European Union countries collectively spent US$87 billion subsidising the cost of fossil fuels. Shockingly – at a time when the world needs to act to stop climate change… »

23.09.2019

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

The hotspots on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros are struggling to manage an increase in the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in recent months. Between January and August 2019, 25,590 people arrived by sea on the Greek islands, according… »

20.09.2019

Global Climate Strike in London and the World

Global Climate Strike in London and the World

Time is running out to prevent a Climate Change disaster. The signs are clear, the science is clear and it’s also clear who is attempting to deny them. Glaciers are melting, the sea is warming up, coral reefs are dying, ice caps are shrinking, islands are sinking, hurricanes… »

19.09.2019

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

It’s 9:00 in the morning, outside the Vatican. The representation of the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence led by its founder, Rafael de la Rubia, is entering and is part of Pope Francis’ General Audience. Many people come from different parts of the world every day… »

17.09.2019

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

Gemma Bird, University of Liverpool for The Conversation The hotspots on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros are struggling to manage an increase in the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in recent months. Between January and August 2019,… »

16.09.2019

British judge jails Assange indefinitely, despite end of prison sentence

British judge jails Assange indefinitely, despite end of prison sentence

In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for “absconding” bail expires on September 22. The ruling is the latest in a series of attacks on Assange’s… »

11.09.2019

While Britain’s Parliament is suspended, its arms fair is open for business

While Britain’s Parliament is suspended, its arms fair is open for business

In any other week, the world’s largest arms fair would be big news in the United Kingdom, but that hasn’t stopped protesters from disrupting its arrival. Tim Gee September 9, 2019 In any other week, the arrival of the… »

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