Politics

09.12.2018

Anti-fascism march in London

Anti-fascism march in London

Today, Sunday 9th of December, protesters in London mobilised in opposition to a growing and increasingly vocal fascist movement in the UK, something mirrored across Europe and the USA. As the country becomes increasingly polarised in the run up to a week of politics possibly as important for its future… »

09.12.2018

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Text and photos by Mauricio Alvarez. We have chosen to publish this article in two parts to simplify your reading.  The first was to recall the meaning of the word democracy and explain the root causes of the Yellow Vests movement. This second part focuses on the… »

07.12.2018

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

According to research published in The Lancet and reported by ScienceDaily “Stereotypes that migrants are disease carriers who present a risk to public health and are a burden on services are some of the most prevalent and harmful myths about migration. Evidence from a comprehensive new report, including new… »

06.12.2018

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

On this show we speak with Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza news agency, about the political situation in South America and the growing antihumanist unrest. Pía gives her perspective on this moment and offers proposals for what humanists can do in front of the current situation. »

06.12.2018

Irish senate passes bill banning goods from Israeli settlements

Irish senate passes bill banning goods from Israeli settlements

Ireland has become the first country to push through a bill that will criminalise the import of goods from Israeli settlements and impose a five year jail sentence or a €283,000 fine on anyone found guilty of profiting from illegal settlement industries. The bill passed yesterday will ban… »

06.12.2018

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [1/2]

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [1/2]

Text and photos by Mauricio Alvarez. The Yellow Vests movement is growing more and more. A few days before a fourth major day of demonstrations, scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018, actions are multiplying all over France: roadblocks, blockades of petrol stations, “toll-free” operations, and so on. Despite the government’s… »

04.12.2018

Yellow vests: risk or opportunity?

Yellow vests: risk or opportunity?

In recent weeks, France has witnessed an unprecedented mobilization in the country’s recent history. Thousands of people in many parts of the territory are expressing their anger at the measures put in place by Emmanuel Macron’s government. At the dawn of a new call for yellow vests to be demonstrated,… »

04.12.2018

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying it, incorporating it into the city, in its streets,… »

03.12.2018

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

The 100 commitments of the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are published below. In addition to his ambitious roadmap, yesterday’s day was marked by an unprecedented and exciting ceremony in Mexico City’s Zócalo, in which AMLO received the baton of command from the indigenous peoples. Thousands of… »

01.12.2018

American Voter Turnout Is Shameful, No Matter the Historic Midterms

American Voter Turnout Is Shameful, No Matter the Historic Midterms

History was made in the U.S. midterm elections, most notably the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. An unprecedented 100 women were elected to serve in Congress, among them Native American, Muslim, African-American, Latina and LGBTQ firsts. But what is also true, less than half of eligible voters… »

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