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France Villa France

Hallelujah, hallelujah, the left has won in France. But I was wrong, because I wasn’t talking about France, I was talking about Villa Francia. Of course they did not celebrate the victory. Because Villa Francia has a lot to do…

Seoul: First-ever North Korean Defectors Day Celebrated

July 14, Sunday. It was proposed in February this year by the South Korean Ministry of Unification to designate the 14th of July as a national day in honor of North Korean refugees. As such, the first North Korean Refugee…

The second conference of the World Humanist Forum has published its first conclusions: Colonial violence persists and overcoming it is everyone’s business.

Continuing the series that began in May, on 7 July the second World Humanist Forum discussion took place under the title “Is colonialism a thing of the past? With the participation of people and collectives from different continents, the aim…

Boeing Pleads Guilty to Criminal Fraud: the Continuing 737 Max Saga

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge regarding the two crashes of 737 Max airplanes that caused the death of 346 passengers on two flights: a Lion Air flight out of Indonesia in October 2018 and…

Pluriverse – The Latin American Critique of Development

This article is part of a series of contributions from the book Pluriverse – A Post-Development Dictionary, dedicated to all those who fight for the pluriverse by resisting injustice and seeking ways to live in harmony with nature. The world…

The Choreography of Hypocrisy

Interview with Francesca Albanese At the end of May ‘24, the third international conference of “The Alliance for Justice between Israelis and Palestinians” was held in Nuremburg.  Guest speakers from Israel, Palestine, the USA, England and Germany spoke to more…

Project Paglingap and Zambales Ecological Network Engage PNP & AFP to Protect Environmental Advocates

The Zambales Ecological Network (ZEN), in collaboration with Project Paglingap—a joint initiative of Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) and Balay Rehabilitation, funded by the European Union—organized separate meetings with the AFP Center for Law of Armed Conflict (AFPCLOAC) and the…

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty: economic growth is not the answer

Economic growth is not the solution to eradicating global poverty, warned Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. According to De Schutter, the traditional strategy of promoting economic growth to fight poverty has created…

Smear campaign against Pinar Selek thwarted: Turkish court postpones decision

Once again our mobilization has paid off: the solidarity committees and a large delegation in Istanbul have foiled the Turkish Ministry of the Interior’s attempt to designate an academic conference organized in France under the auspices of the Université Côte…

Kenya: After protests and violent repression, the President opens the possibility of dialogue

Two people were killed, 35 arrested and around 200 injured in Kenya during protests in several cities against a government-backed bill to increase or introduce new taxes. The information was provided by five organisations, including Amnesty International (AI), and compiled…

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