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30.08.2019

Colombia: a new blow to the Havana Accords

Colombia: a new blow to the Havana Accords

Through a video, apparently filmed in the area of Puerto Inírida, in the Colombian jungle, Iván Márquez, Jesús Santrich and El Paisa, the three former FARC combatants whose whereabouts were unknown and who did not keep their appointment to testify before the JEP (Special Justice for Peace), have announced the… »

30.08.2019

Humanising arrivals and departures

Humanising arrivals and departures

In Sao Paulo, on August 28, the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde organised in collaboration with members of REHUNO – Humanist Network for Health News the debate: “Humanising arrivals and departures: legal, emotional and psychological aspects of birth and death”. The event counted with the participation of several health professionals… »

30.08.2019

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 29 August, the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, becoming the 26th signatory state to do so. The Treaty will enter into force at the moment of the fiftieth ratification. As ICAN indicated in a… »

30.08.2019

Re-evaluating Kashmir in Rishi Kashyap’s land

Re-evaluating Kashmir in Rishi Kashyap’s land

By Nava Thakuria Suddenly narratives over Kashmir have changed for both India (Hindustan/ Bharat) and Pakistan where New Delhi extended its horizon up to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (known as Ajad Kashmir) and Islamabad aggressively insisted on its domination over the entire Jammu and Kashmir. The lousy debate broke out as… »

29.08.2019

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is intensely controversial. It shows a clear disregard for values which are crucial to the operation of the UK’s constitutional system. The process of leaving the EU had already placed the UK’s… »

28.08.2019

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

In July of this year New Democracy came to power in Greece with a promise to crack down on immigration and the networks of solidarity surrounding refugees. In the last few weeks they have started to put this process into action suggesting that they are ‘cleaning up Exarcheia’, evicting… »

28.08.2019

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Yesterday, 509 days after their arrest, a federal judge denied all the pre-trial motions by the our friends. Today, the judge set their trial date: Monday, October 21, 2019 with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m. The Plowshares had urged U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to dismiss their… »

28.08.2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

In the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a sweeping 10-year, $16 trillion plan that would rapidly transition the U.S. energy sector to renewables in order to mitigate the climate crisis. It’s the most ambitious climate plan laid out by any presidential candidate to date. Sanders announced his… »

27.08.2019

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal, from the point of view of the international far right, is the weak link for its attack on the European Union. Boaventura De Sousa Santos for openDemocracy 21 August 2019 A series of recent events has unveiled increasingly disturbing signs that far-right internationalism is turning Portugal into… »

26.08.2019

Migrants Deserve Better

Migrants Deserve Better

By Nan Frydland Adult Education is the guise under which the U.S. government ostensibly provides migrants with the knowledge and instruction needed for integration into this society. Education, of course, is key, but what kind of education is required to facilitate acquiring the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in… »

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