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29.11.2020

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United… »

28.11.2020

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Lines. Lines at food pantries stretch block after block through urban neighborhoods. In suburban and rural America, lines of cars are miles long, as people suffering from hunger and food insecurity, many for the first time, wait hours for a box of groceries. Lines at COVID-19 testing sites grow, as… »

28.11.2020

SAVE THE DATE: IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona 2021

SAVE THE DATE: IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona 2021

IPB is excited to announce the tentative dates for our large gathering next year – a follow-up to IPB’s 2016 World Peace Congress in Berlin – provisionally entitled the Second IPB World Peace Congress Barcelona 2021: Stronger Together, Building Back Better for Inclusive Peace. We invite you to join… »

28.11.2020

Chile: Liberation Performance

Chile: Liberation Performance

In front of the National Stadium, the feminist group Las Tesis Senior returned yesterday to give a performance for the liberation of the Uprising for Dignity prisoners. Women all dressed in black, with a white scarf in their hands, were synchronized with the special melody which resulted in the effect… »

28.11.2020

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director. By Brett Wilkins One in six U.S. families with children don’t have enough to eat this holiday season, a national emergency exacerbated by the… »

26.11.2020

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

By Yanis Iqbal On 21 November, 2020, thousands of Guatemalans rallied in the central square of the country’s capital, took over the Congress and set fire to several rooms inside. The immediate trigger for this outburst of anger was the 2021 budget – now revoked by the Congress after sustained protests – which,… »

24.11.2020

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Despite the rapidly worsening situation in terms of human rights, Hong Kong overtakes Italy in about one thing: police officers can be identified by appropriate alphanumeric codes. They tend to hide them, though. On November 19th, the High Court stated that concealing their codes during the demonstrations that occurred in… »

20.11.2020

FROM THE FIELD: From President to shepherd, the dreams of displaced children of the Sahel

FROM THE FIELD: From President to shepherd, the dreams of displaced children of the Sahel

Engineer, nurse, breakdancer, shepherd, human rights lawyer, journalist, musician and president are just some of the future dreams harboured by young displaced people in the Sahel region of Africa. Children across the region have been asked what they want to be when they grow up as part of a UN… »

17.11.2020

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

by Cecilia Capanna Tomás Hirsch, independent Chilean parliamentarian, founder of Acción Humanista and two-times candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Chile, explains how the Yes to the referendum on 25 October could run into traps that could affect the process of rewriting… »

15.11.2020

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

By Emilia Salvanou*. “Streets and protests carry the virus and give birth to disease” (Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, 14.11.2020) In striking opposition with the recent decision of the European Parliament that the corona pandemic should not be used as an excuse to undermine… »

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