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19.11.2019

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing… »

19.11.2019

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and… »

19.11.2019

The Coup That Ousted Morales

The Coup That Ousted Morales

By Dr Chandra Muzaffar Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. »

17.11.2019

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

By Ignacio Torres Excuse us for coming to put the bitter note to your “Agreement for Social Peace and the New Constitution,” but we recovered the historical memory and we are not willing to be passed over twice. There are reasons to be suspicious. There are people who do not… »

16.11.2019

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

David Deacon, Loughborough University and Dominic Wring, Loughborough University for The Conversation The idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity could well be tested in the UK’s 2019 election campaign. So could the proposition that the only worse thing than people talking about… »

16.11.2019

The Rise of Coalition Governments in the European Union

The Rise of Coalition Governments in the European Union

By Rachel Urbano As Spain navigates itself through a deadlock election, it seems coalition governments have become the new normal within the European Union. Prime examples are neighboring Portugal and not too distant Italy, all within Southern Europe. Upon the conclusion of Spain’s 10N elections, bringing Spaniards to the polls… »

16.11.2019

Why Striking Teachers Across America Are Fighting for Much More Than Their Paychecks

Why Striking Teachers Across America Are Fighting for Much More Than Their Paychecks

After their successful strike earlier this year, Oakland teachers are still fighting off charter schools and changing the narrative of public education. By Jeff Bryant While national news outlets hail the conclusion of a historic teacher strike in Chicago, another important story often overlooked by national reporters is the ongoing struggle… »

15.11.2019

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Evo Morales has been credited with turning his country around. From being the most impoverished in South America he managed to raise living standards, giving priority to education, health, pensions, the rights of the indigenous population and creating mouth watering growth indicators that were applauded even by the most neoliberal… »

15.11.2019

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

By David Swanson It’s impossible in U.S. society not to frequently encounter the demand to vote, no matter what, no matter for whom, as a basic civic duty. Voting is supremely important, we’re told, a right, a responsibility, a moral requirement, something people died for which if you don’t use… »

14.11.2019

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday afternoon, in the crowded lounge of the Peace Boat, anchored in the Port of Piraeus, Pressenza’s documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons“ premiered in Greece in the presence of journalists and activists. The importance of the people’s pressure and civil society on nuclear disarmament was… »

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