Politics

31.03.2012

Any Hope for Burma?

Yangon - As millions of Burmese go to the polls on 1 April, expectations are high for real change. Across this Southeast Asian nation and abroad there is an unprecedented sense of hope not seen in decades following a wave of political reforms now described by Myanmar’s own government as “irreversible”. »

29.03.2012

An Opportunity for Active Nonviolence in the Middle East

The Global March to Jerusalem to take place on March 30 has been proposed as a peaceful demonstration in many countries around the world to support the Palestinians' cause in Israel. It is time for all humanists, for all those who aspire to a world of diversity, human rights and equal opportunities to concentrate hearts and minds to achieve a truly nonviolent day of action. »

27.03.2012

Interview: Sara Burke interviewed by Stephen Collis on the OWS

Here we publish the complete text of it. Stephen Collis: What has your involvement with Occupy Wall Street been, and what is your background? Sara Burke: My involvement with OWS began before OWS began. My answer to your question might make more sense if I tell you a little bit first about my background and then my activism with OWS. »

27.03.2012

Annan’s plan accepted

The government of Damascus accepted the plan for a resolution to the crisis proposed by the Arab League and United Nations special envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan. According to the spokesperson for the former UN chief, Annan already responded to President al Bashir, urging the prompt application of the proposals. »

26.03.2012

I Want My Sunni Back

There is something quite unique about the Middle East’s “Resistance Axis” which includes Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, Hamas and a smattering of smaller groups opposed to western imperialism and zionism. It is the only major grouping or alliance in the region that includes 1) Arab and Iranian, 2) Sunni and Shia, 3) Islamist and Secularist. »

26.03.2012

Israelis against attacking Iran move from social networks to the streets.

The campaign against a war between Israel and Iran has moved from the social networks to the streets. About a thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful march. Tensions between Tehran and Tel Aviv have been increasing due to disagreements over Iran's nuclear programme and Israeli society is divided about a possible war with Tehran. »

25.03.2012

Tomas Hirsch talk at the Jerusalem Hebrew University: the Failure of Success

Tomas Hirsch, former presidential candidate for the Chilean Humanist Party was invited by the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to talk about the present situation in Latin America. He focussed mainly on Chile as it is best known to him but also because it is a good example of the paradigm of installation of the neoliberal model and the fall of that myth. »

24.03.2012

Hong Kong chooses a new man at the top

Hong Kong chooses a new representative today - a Chief Executive as different from the British titled: Governor of Hong Kong - and the city's elites will pick from two pro-Beijing candidates for the top job after weeks of campaigning infected by poor taste jibs. The ‘other’, a people’s man, democrat Albert Ho, is reckoned as a ‘no choicer’ and is in it for asemblance of choice. »

23.03.2012

Meeting with Meir Margalit, Jerusalem Councilman.

During our visit to Israel to disseminate Silo's Message and Universalist Humanism, we met with Councilman Meir Margalit of Jerusalem. Meir is known for his struggle for human rights, the defence of Palestinian people, his campaigns to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes, and his confrontation with institutions to prevent abuses of power. »

21.03.2012

Kony 2012: A revolutionary cloak for a deeply reactionary content

The video of the campaign to stop Joseph Kony, the leader of a guerrilla group in Uganda responsible for the abduction of thousands of children, then forced to become soldiers, in just 3 weeks was viewed online by 100 million people around the world. It received endorsements by many American politicians and celebrities and generated widespread discussion on blogs and forums »

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