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‘A Massive Win for All Generations’: European Human Rights Court Rules Switzerland Violated Rights With Climate Inaction

In a historic ruling, the European Court of Human Rights has found that Switzerland’s inadequate efforts to tackle climate change violated the human rights of its country’s citizens, represented by more than 2,000 older Swiss women. By Cristen Hemingway Jaynes The landmark decision…

Yanis Varoufakis: The speech that I could not deliver because German police burst into our Berlin venue to disband our Palestine Congress

The speech that I could not deliver because German police burst into our Berlin venue to disband our Palestine Congress (1930s style). Judge for yourselves the kind of society Germany is becoming when its police bans the following words: Friends,…

Social protection key to targeting climate finance at poorest farmers

This is an op-ed for IPS by Marco Knowles, head of the FAO’s social protection team. Climate change is exacerbating inequalities between and within countries, disproportionately affecting poor households in rural areas. More than half of the resources of the…

The homeless, a “pressure cooker” that no one is putting out.

The organization of the homeless in Chile is in the form of various neighborhood associations, commissions, and collectives These committees must obtain legal status in the different municipalities of the country, according to the current legislation. They are the basic…

The EU seems to be in a different galaxy

Either the lunatics are running the collective madhouse of the West, or, as Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on 22 March, “I feel as if I have arrived in another galaxy”. By Sara Madueño Paulet It is “unthinkable”, he…

In order for Assange to be truly free, we need to free investigative journalism

Some thoughts on the occasion of the 2024 Festival of Journalism in Perugia (17-21 April), where Julian Assange’s name is inexplicably absent from the official programs. Translated from the article in the Monthly Report of the Italian daily L’Indipendente, February…

Paraguay created “zero hunger” law

The Paraguayan Congress has approved the ‘Zero Hunger in Schools’ bill, presented by the executive to alleviate this serious social problem, which has led to criticism and protests from university students. The law was approved by the Senate and the…

Peace activists appeal to Putin: Open letter calls for the release of Boris Kagarlitsky

In Russian below In a remarkable appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, well-known peace activists from across Europe and beyond are calling for the release of Boris Kagarlitsky, a long-time peace campaigner. The letter underlines the profound ties between Europe…

New cycle of human development workshops in Buenos Aires prisons

A new cycle of human development workshops has begun in the prisons of Buenos Aires. The workshops are given online by volunteers from the Humanist Movement based in different cities and involve more than 3,000 people deprived of their liberty.…

Thailand Leads Southeast Asia: Parliament Approves Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Thailand’s lower house endorses historic same-sex marriage bill, paving the way for southeast Asia’s first marriage equality law amid evolving LGBTQ+ rights landscape. By Pranjal Pandey Legislators in Thailand’s lower house of Parliament have decisively endorsed a marriage equality bill,…

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