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25.04.2019

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

The pro military dictatorship president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has offered his country’s genocide victims the possibility of continuing the impunity by stopping the identification of bodies found in Sao Paulo, which were being analyzed by forensic teams, after the discovery that among the remains were victims of the forced… »

21.04.2019

“We want to show it is possible to change towards another way of life without violence or discrimination”, Carlos Crespo

“We want to show it is possible to change towards another way of life without violence or discrimination”, Carlos Crespo

We interviewed the Ecuadorian academic based in Peru, Carlos Crespo, in his capacity as coordinator of the Network of Humanist Educators that has been working in the context of the next IV Latin American Humanist Forum, in order to know what they have been doing, since when this process exists… »

20.04.2019

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

We interviewed Costa Rican economist José Rafael Quesada, in his capacity as coordinator of the Economics Network that works in the context of the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, to find out from now on what the work they have begun to organize consists of. José Rafael Quesada: Basically we… »

19.04.2019

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff / Brasil de Fato Three years ago today, Brazil’s lower house, chaired by a congressman who was convicted of corruption, started impeachment proceedings against me, even though there was no crime of responsibility to justify the decision. That congressional vote was one of the most disgraceful moments in… »

19.04.2019

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo… »

12.04.2019

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Today, Quito woke up as cold as usual, but that was not the first thing that Ecuadorians noticed when their alarms went off.  At 5 a.m., Ecuadorian time, President Lenín Moreno announced to everyone that the country was to stop providing asylum to Julian Assange, of course, asserting Ecuador’s sovereign… »

08.04.2019

#NeverForget Brazil mustn’t forgive the crimes of the dictatorship

#NeverForget Brazil mustn’t forgive the crimes of the dictatorship

OpenDemocracy/democraciaAbierta Brazil is currently experiencing drastic polarisation, exacerbated by the commemoration of the military coup of 1964 celebrated by the army and the far-right, and promoted by president Bolsonaro. Brazil is currently experiencing drastic polarisation, exacerbated by the commemoration of the military coup of 1964 celebrated by the army… »

06.04.2019

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on… »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

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