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28.12.2018

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

In Italy, a network of civil society organizations, NGOs and local authorities is promoting a campaign to award the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Riace. This small town in the south, poor and depopulated due to emigration and lack of work, has been reborn thanks to an innovative model of… »

26.12.2018

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

By Daniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 2018 (IPS) – “In 2001 I was raped. I was 31 years old, had two university degrees and was still doing postgraduate studies, I had family, friends, a job. Many more resources than most rape victims have. Even so, it was the start… »

20.12.2018

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

At the People’s Summit for a Global Pact of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees, held in Marrakech December 8th and 9th of 2018, hosted by La Via Campesina(*) and its member organisations of the Middle East and North Africa (MeNa) Process, the global peasant movement and its allies have issued a scathing… »

19.12.2018

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

SIAN NORRIS 19 December 2018 for openDemocracy 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote, they’re still marginalised in corridors of our power – and facing a backlash there too. Visitors at Westminster Hall are now welcomed into the British Houses… »

08.12.2018

A Day Without Migrants

A Day Without Migrants

By IOM – International Organization for Migration* How would a day without migrants look like? Contrary to what some may believe, migrants play a vital role in the global economy. Studies show that immigrants bring growth and innovation in both the countries they come from, and in those they move to. In… »

06.12.2018

ICC Leaders Join in Global Initiative to Break Down Gender Barriers

ICC Leaders Join in Global Initiative to Break Down Gender Barriers

By Robert Johnson THE HAGUE (IDN) – Top officials of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) – President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Registrar Peter Lewis – have joined  the International Gender Champions network, an important initiative to break down gender barriers at all levels. This global leadership… »

29.11.2018

NATO: too many women?

NATO: too many women?

Out of 29 NATO member states, 9 Defence Ministers are women: 9 to 20, almost 1 female minister every 2 male ministers. Statistical analysis demonstrates that this ratio is significantly greater than that recorded in all the other ministries of the same countries. In simple words: that cannot… »

29.11.2018

EU versus Tanzania: the cultural paradox

EU versus Tanzania: the cultural paradox

The official declaration by Federica Mogherini, head of the EU diplomacy, is known. The facts behind those statements are less clear. The interpretation probably most close to the factual reality is offered by Ansbert Ngurumo in Sauti Kubwa, Nov 2, 2018: “…TANZANIA President has ordered the Head… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

23.11.2018

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

On this show we speak with Vera Parra, organizer with Movimiento Cosecha in New Jersey. Vera speaks about her immigration reform organizing and about working with organized labor to gain the leverage needed to pass legislation offering legalization to around 22 million undocumented people in the country. »

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