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06.09.2016

Repression rains down on Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Brazil

Repression rains down on Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Brazil

“We’re here to show that the people still have power and that despite the coup, we are here in the street to bring down the government and call for a new election” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Protests took place in multiple Brazilian… »

05.09.2016

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

Human Wrongs Watch By Cristiane Mazzetti* 1 September, 2016 (Greenpeace) – The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of… »

05.09.2016

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

As I read of the latest coup in Brazil, once again removing a democratically elected leader from power, my anger surged. Not again! However, as I see and read about the ongoing massive protests, as well as calls by prominent community leaders to mobilize in defense of your… »

04.09.2016

Humanists reject violence in Bolivia

Humanists reject violence in Bolivia

No to Violence in Bolivia, yes to social transformation We denounce the acts of violence in Bolivia that led to the deaths of four miners in alleged clashes and of two government officials cowardly murdered after being tortured. After centuries of subjugation and struggle, for the first time in the… »

04.09.2016

The Humanist Party says “No to the institutional coup d’état in Brazil”

The Humanist Party says “No to the institutional coup d’état in Brazil”

Impeachment of Rousseff carried out by neoliberalism. The limits of formal democracy. The urgent need to build real democracies. The constitutional president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has been found guilty of corruption by the Senate and has been definitively relieved of her functions.  It must be highlighted that she hasn’t… »

29.08.2016

Complete reversal of Democracy: Glenn Greenwald on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Complete reversal of Democracy: Glenn Greenwald on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is slated to testify today at her impeachment trial—a trial that many are calling a coup by her right-wing political rivals. Rousseff has denounced the proceedings and called for early elections to unite the country. Rousseff’s impeachment stems from accusations she tampered with government accounts… »

24.08.2016

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Quito,  Aug 23 (Andes).- The Ecuadorian government expressed Tuesday its concern for the inadequate response by British Authorities after the “serious incident” reported on the 22nd in the embassy in London, when a man attempted to get inside the building where Julian Assange has been holed up. “The Ecuadorian government expresses… »

18.08.2016

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Buenos Aires, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 70 priests of the ”Option for the Poor” movement today join a hunger strike in solidarity with the Argentinean parliamentarian and social leader Milagro Sala, considered a political prisoner. The priests will fast for 24 hours from midnight tonight in solidarity with the… »

15.08.2016

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Viewpoint by Pía Figueroa* SANTIAGO (IDN) – Every year, as they have been doing since 2011, students in Chile take to the streets each Thursday, demanding a free and good quality education system. They are increasingly being joined by their parents – tired of… »

15.08.2016

Ecuador’s Correa: it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed

Ecuador’s Correa: it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed

Leftist leader says growth “that favors the poor, growth with social justice, growth with equity,” worthy of pursuit byAndrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa on Sunday denounced “fantasies of trickle-down theories” and said that it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed his region. Latin America… »

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