Human Rights

18.10.2019

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the… »

18.10.2019

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

MOMA board member and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink is the 2nd largest owner of prison companies GEO Group and Core Civic. With over $2 billion in contracts with ICE, these companies are responsible for over 70% of all immigration detention including children & families at the border. We… »

15.10.2019

John Shipton: Assange’s father and ambassador in Berlin

John Shipton: Assange’s father and ambassador in Berlin

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, has come to stay. At least until his son gets free. The day after his speech at the Brandenburg Gate and in front of the American Embassy at the #Candles4Assange vigil, we met Shipton for a longer conversation. He seems almost fragile with his gentleness… »

15.10.2019

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens.  In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theaters. Mamdouh Ahmed… »

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

15.10.2019

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” Roberto Savio That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a challenge to the World Economic Forum, held at the same… »

14.10.2019

Ecuador: Brief notes after the dialogues between President Moreno and CONAIE

Ecuador: Brief notes after the dialogues between President Moreno and CONAIE

Ecuadorian President Lenin Boltaire Moreno insists that the mobilisations against the “Paquetazo” [raft of austerity measures decreed by the government] were encouraged from the political sector that responds to former President Rafael Correa, in this way he can continue with the arbitrary persecution of opponents and arrest them without evidence. »

13.10.2019

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures close the tenth day of protests

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures close the tenth day of protests

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures, Once declared the curfew from 3pm in Quito, capital of Ecuador, the action of the public force was maintained with force until the end of the afternoon, especially in the vicinity of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Military cars and police force were deployed throughout… »

13.10.2019

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

Elise Boyle Espinosa, University of Aberdeen For The Conversation Kobanî, in the de facto autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava, was at the forefront of the battle against Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. With the aid of US airstrikes and Iraqi-trained… »

12.10.2019

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days of protest have been… »

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