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25.10.2019

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Yesterday (23) the Chamber of Deputies of Chile held a special session with the presence of the Minister of Interior and Public Security, Andrés Chadwick, who presented a report on the measures taken by the government in response to the crisis situation in the country. After the minister’s presentation, Tomás… »

25.10.2019

Detailed Account from Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Detailed Account from Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

By Ralph Hutchison, World BEYOND War DAY 1 Jury selection began at 9:00am with nearly eighty prospective jurors filling the courtroom; others were seated on metal folding chairs in a small overflow room watching on a 32 inch screen. Despite a few signal interruptions, we were able to follow most… »

24.10.2019

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

By AUCH! (Autoras Chilenas. Local organisation of feminist authors)   Chile, October 24, 2019 Last week protests and acts of civil disobedience erupted in Santiago de Chile due to a rise in the price of the metro. This increase by 30 pesos (to a fare of 1.23 dollars in a… »

24.10.2019

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

The Israeli society of the 21st century (80% Jews compared to 20% Arab population), would be a melting pot of races, customs, languages and values that would only have in common their Jewish origin and in which there would be a silent slight of hand of an ultra orthodox minority… »

24.10.2019

Ominous Men: A Multicultural Ghost Story from the Bronx

Ominous Men:  A Multicultural Ghost Story from the Bronx

By Jhon Sánchez Desi Moreno-Penson wrote a haunting play that takes place during the blackout of July 13 of 1977. The Nuyorican characters interrelate with a Jewish ghost, an ex-Black Panther alcoholic, and a malevolent Native American trickster spirit. This is also a Bronx story, so be ready to ask… »

23.10.2019

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

Meanwhile, the information and the danger in which we live are hidden from us by governments. In secret manoeuvres in Germany and Holland, NATO is conducting simulations of what a nuclear war in Europe could look like, as revealed by German and Austrian media and echoed in the Spanish… »

23.10.2019

Assange in Court

Assange in Court

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first… »

23.10.2019

Tomás Hirsch: “We can see that the Chilean people woke up”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can see that the Chilean people woke up”

The former candidate for Chilean president and founder of the Humanist Party, Tomás Hirsch, said: “It is a people who have lived on a miserable salary, with unbearable pensions that do not allow them to live, with rising electricity, water, gas, and transportation prices. Here profound, structural and urgent changes… »

23.10.2019

From Aperture to Protectionism: Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

From Aperture to Protectionism:  Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

By Maxine Lowy Hundreds, many families with young children, rest in tents, or lean against suitcases by the side of the road. Volunteers from charitable organizations occasionally pass through, offering bottled water, Styrofoam boxes containing food, and sometimes set up a soup kitchen right on the street. In late June… »

23.10.2019

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

We reproduce here the words of the President of the Teachers Union of Chile and member of Unidad Social – which is calling for a national strike tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, October 24, more information at: http://www.colegiodeprofesores.cl/2019/10/22/se-convoca-a-huelga-general-en-todo-chile-el-23-y-24-de-octubre/ – at a press conference held this morning in Santiago: “Teachers are… »

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