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06.07.2018

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

And in Chile, a court has handed 15-year sentences to eight former military officers for the murder of legendary folk singer and activist Víctor Jara in September 1973. In the days after dictator Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup, Víctor Jara was arrested, tortured and shot 44 times. »

05.07.2018

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

Today, several European NGOs issued a public statement denouncing the catastrophic situation in the Mediterranean – that appears increasingly like a mass grave on the southern border of the European Union – and the absolute small-mindedness of political leaders in the light of the pathetic agreements reached in their last… »

05.07.2018

Washington Moves Against Rafael Correa

Washington Moves Against Rafael Correa

by Paul Craig Roberts, July 4, 2018 the original article can be found here   As President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa was a Godsend for the Ecuadorian people, for Latin American independence and for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. By serving justice and truth instead of Washington, Correa earned Washington’s… »

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

04.07.2018

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Ada Colau (Mayor of Barcelona) and Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) met on 3 October in London to agree on measures to combat the gentrification of large cities. In recent years, the original population in the centres of the world’s major cities has been evicted from their homes due to… »

01.07.2018

Protests all over the world against Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy

Protests all over the world against Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy

On Saturday June 30 700 peaceful, creative and strong events against Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and migrant families separation took place in the US and all over the world. Many protesters chanted “families belong together” and hold signs that read “Abolish ICE” — the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — and “Zero tolerance… »

01.07.2018

The stain of Britain’s part in torture and rendition will never wash away

The stain of Britain’s part in torture and rendition will never wash away

Sam Raphael, University of Westminster and Ruth Blakeley, University of Sheffield for The Conversation The long-awaited reports of the investigation by the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition between 2001 and 2010 have finally been published. We ourselves have… »

01.07.2018

End Family Separation NYC Rally and March

End Family Separation NYC Rally and March

Tens of thousands of protesters shuffled across the Brooklyn Bridge after more than 2,700 undocumented children have been separated from their parents when the zero-tolerance policy was put into effect by the Trump administration. The rally… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

29.06.2018

Washington, 630 women arrested during nonviolent protest against immigrant detention

Washington, 630 women arrested during nonviolent protest against immigrant detention

Before the “Families Belong Together” protests against Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy planned for Saturday June 30, on June 28 in Washington 2.500 women took part in a nonviolent direct action organized by Women’s March. 630 were arrested in front of the Senate, among them actress Susan Sarandon and congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. »

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