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04.12.2018

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

More than 40 Million Victims of Forced Labor and Trafficking; Over 150 Million Children Subject to Child Labor. Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in… »

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… »

21.11.2018

China Chides U.S. for Portraying Silk Road as ‘Trap’

China Chides U.S. for Portraying Silk Road as ‘Trap’

By Devinder Kumar China’s President Xi Jinping has rejected U.S. criticism of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, vowing it is not “a trap” and that it is not designed to serve any hidden geopolitical agenda. The project is also known as Silk Road Economic Belt. Xi was addressing a meeting… »

19.11.2018

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Once upon a time there was an African country, Tanzania, praised by the whole West as “peaceful, tolerant, hospitable, etc., etc., etc.” Thanks to its founding ‘father’ J. K. Nyerere, a primary school teacher, Tanzania gained independence from colonial rule in 1961 without spilling a drop of blood, unlike all… »

18.11.2018

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

“The U.S. continues to fund the wars by borrowing, so this is a conservative estimate of the consequences of funding the war as if on a credit card.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams While the human costs will remain impossible to calculate, a new… »

15.11.2018

Ch. Koulouri: reconciliation between peoples cannot be achieved either by silence or by distortions

Ch. Koulouri: reconciliation between peoples cannot be achieved either by silence or by distortions

How do you teach the history of war in the post-war period? Is reconciliation impossible? During the two-day event entitled “Clio Goes to School”, organized by the Group for Historical Education in Greece, I had the opportunity to follow the contribution of Christina Koulouri, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History… »

10.11.2018

Ecuadorian Journalists Confederation Forum focusing on migrants and the Caravan

Ecuadorian Journalists Confederation Forum focusing on migrants and the Caravan

Speech given by David Andersson on Friday November 9, 2018 at National-Spanish Benevolent Society First let me thank the Ecuadorian Journalists Confederation in New York for organizing this forum focusing on migrants and the Caravan. This issue of the caravan is a reflection of our dehumanized society. People are fleeing… »

06.11.2018

3,114 People Died or Have Gone Missing on Migratory Routes across the Globe in 2018 – IOM

3,114 People Died or Have Gone Missing on Migratory Routes across the Globe in 2018 – IOM

OM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) estimates that at least 3,114 people died or have gone missing on migratory routes across the globe in 2018.  The Mediterranean region, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas rank among the planet’s deadliest migration corridors, each zone tallying confirmed fatalities of at least… »

30.10.2018

Julian Assange warns that Ecuador is moving to end his political asylum

Julian Assange warns that Ecuador is moving to end his political asylum

By Mike Head Before being abruptly cut off by an Ecuadorian government lawyer during a court hearing on Monday, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange accused that government of seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States. Assange spoke from the… »

17.10.2018

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

In a statement issued Sunday, WikiLeaks announced that the Ecuadorian embassy in London has informed its publisher Julian Assange that it intends to partially restore his ability to use the Internet and phone services, and receive personal visitors. Ecuador, on the dictates of the Trump administration and US military-intelligence apparatus,… »

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