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08.11.2019

21 days of demonstrations in Chile

21 days of demonstrations in Chile

What began with students jumping off the turnstiles to evade payment of the increased  Metro fare has become a social outpouring of proportions claiming to end the neoliberal model in Chile. People have had enough of enduring the inclemency, the contempt, the bad treatment of the elites so benefited by… »

08.11.2019

Face 2 Face with Leland Cheuk

Face 2 Face with Leland Cheuk

On this show we speak with Leland Cheuk about his new book “No Good Very Bad Asian.” Leland recalls his experience doing standup comedy for several years in New York City. He also talks about his relationship with his own family and his changed vision after traveling to China. »

08.11.2019

I Welcomed the World March for Peace to My New Home

I Welcomed the World March for Peace to My New Home

By Jhon Sánchez I always confused the expression House-Warming Party with Warming House Party. Spanish gets in my way, mostly when I have to write invitations to my Hispanic friends. In doing so, I was struggling to find the right translation of house-warming, so I asked my niece who answered,… »

07.11.2019

Carabineros will be investigated for crimes of torture in Chile

Carabineros will be investigated for crimes of torture in Chile

This was confirmed by the Attorney General’s Office, since torture and repression has been “a daily thing for the students” according to the leader of ACES, Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students. In addition to torture, minors have been forced to undress, mistreated and raped. Yesterday, the Carabineros entered the Liceo… »

07.11.2019

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

“XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Extinction Rebellion activists in London celebrated Wednesday after a high court ruled that the protest ban imposed… »

05.11.2019

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is on a visit to Chile and showed her concern about allegations of human rights violations by state agents during the Chilean protests on Sunday 3. This after meeting in Santiago with the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH). Today she… »

05.11.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

It’s ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation. Luke Hildyard for openDemocracy billion pounds is an almost incomprehensible amount of money. One of the most successful tricks that the rich and powerful have pulled on the rest of us is not merely… »

05.11.2019

Ecological Civilization, the Great Project in China

Ecological Civilization, the Great Project in China

As China Daily reported at the fourth plenary session of the 19th session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, China’s ecological issues will also be intensively discussed. As early as 2012, Xi Jinping, the then newly elected general secretary of the Communist… »

05.11.2019

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement to take effect in November 2020

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement to take effect in November 2020

The United States announced on Monday that it was formally beginning the process of withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, signed by 193 countries in 2015. The UN Spokesperson’s Office issued a note to correspondents, in reaction to the notice of withdrawal, which… »

05.11.2019

U.S. debt exceeds $23 trillion for the first time in history

U.S. debt exceeds $23 trillion for the first time in history

By Countercurrents Collective U.S. Treasury Department figures released Friday show: U.S. public debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the first time in history, rising more than 100 percent in less than a decade and more than a trillion dollars this year alone. Of the total, less than US$17 trillion is owed… »

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