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29.08.2020

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

“We’ve been here before, but this time we know that it is necessary to redefine public safety in order to save black lives.” by Julia Conley An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March in Washington, D.C. on Friday as racial justice advocates… »

27.08.2020

The 2nd Meeting of Global Networks is Approaching

The 2nd Meeting of Global Networks is Approaching

As we have already published, next Saturday, August 29th¹ we will meet, in an open meeting, members of 9 global networks, to promote mutual understanding and the possibility of collective action. With this article, we offer documents of the networks², to facilitate the dialogue and exchange… »

18.08.2020

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Dear friends, we invite you to the 2nd Virtual Meeting for Multiconvergence of Global Networks 29th August 2020 (Saturday 16th to 18:30h, Paris time)   Objectives To discuss the possibilities of deepening the articulation of our networks.A first proposal to be considered: writing a common letter of presentation of our… »

17.08.2020

Bells Toll for India’s Diversity and Democracy

Bells Toll for India’s Diversity and Democracy

Viewpoint by Shastri Ramachandaran * August is a month of memories for India with memorable dates redolent of history, freedom and politics. August 15, with that unforgettably evocative ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is, doubtless, the most important of the dates observed. Inextricably linked to… »

01.08.2020

John Lewis and My Montgomery

John Lewis and My Montgomery

By Nan Frydland When John Lewis headed to Montgomery in 1958, I did, too. He was going to meet Martin Luther King, and my mother was taking me to meet my grandparents. My mother was no stranger to Montgomery, having lived there until the Great Migration swept her parents up… »

19.07.2020

Trump Doesn’t Like You

Trump Doesn’t Like You

By Henry Cruz Our current Commander in Chief has been calling people that look like me bad hombres.   For a Nerd like me, that’s an upgrade. (I’m strongly considering tattooing bad hombre over my belly). I can also see in my future a ‘nasty woman’ belly t-shirt – and a… »

16.07.2020

Meeting Of Global Citizens Networks

Meeting Of Global Citizens Networks

On Sunday 5, eight international citizen networks from different countries of the North and the South virtually coincided in a first meeting. It was a meeting of people dedicated to different causes aimed at building a more humane, balanced, ecological and democratic world of solidarity. The objective was to get… »

13.07.2020

The state of LGBTQ+ rights in India: An interview with Supreme Court Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

The state of LGBTQ+ rights in India: An interview with Supreme Court Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

“There is, however, a very long way to go” On September 6, 2018, India’s Supreme Court ruled that consensual homosexual acts would no longer constitute a crime. The historic move reversed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which was a legacy from British colonial rule. The change… »

03.07.2020

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

Activists cautioned that the law must now be put into practice Montenegro’s parliament has adopted a law on life partnership for same-sex couples, making Montenegro the first country in the Western Balkans to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The law passed on July 1 does not… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

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