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We have always migrated, “children of the earth”.

Introduction In ancient times, in the Stone Age, people had to move from one place to another to move their herds seasonally in search of fresh pasture and water. Transhumance was common in those days. There were no borders, no…

Columbia Protests Continue a Day After NYPD Arrests 100+, Dismantles Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Here in New York, riot police moved in on a peaceful student protest encampment, arresting at least 108 people. Columbia University President Minouche Shafik called the NYPD to clear the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the campus’s South Lawn, where Columbia and Barnard…

Interview: Colonel Matos Gomes on the Carnation Revolution

This article is part of the series “50 Years After: Long Live the Carnation Revolution”, published by Pressenza since mid-March 2024. The “Carnation Revolution” of 1974-75 brought freedom to the Portuguese after 48 years of fascism and independence to the…

The sacred right to asylum

What stupid arguments the defenders of the current Ecuadorian government come up with. All tyrannies, all anti-democratic governments, make criminal accusations against their opponents. In Chile, all of us, or almost all of us, who have taken asylum have faced…

Interview with John Reuwer member International Civilian Aid Flotilla to Gaza

The International Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) will sail in mid-April with multiple vessels, carrying 5500 tons of humanitarian aid and hundreds of international human rights observers to challenge the ongoing illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. This is an…

Health Day and Victims Day

9 April 2024, El Espectador On 7 April 1948, the World Health Organisation was founded, and on 9 April Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was assassinated. The 7th was established as World Health Day and the 9th was the Day of Remembrance…

‘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…

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