Javier Tolcachier

Javier Tolcachier is a researcher from the World Centre of Humanist Studies, an organism of the Humanist Movement. Mail: javiertolcachier@disroot.org Twitter: @jtolcachier

The new government in Colombia has taken office, a great opportunity for peace

John Lennon’s famous song “Give peace a chance” has travelled the world since its recording in 1969, chanted by millions of voices as an anthem for peace. In Colombia, death would still thunder for decades, even after a Peace Accord…

The fall of the other half of the world

On 9 November 1989 the world was shaken. With the Berlin Wall, the curtain fell on the Soviet experience and the bloc of nations in Eastern Europe that had cultivated, with light and shadow, a centralist socialism was unravelling. On…

Ecuador: The ghosts of the National Strike

After 18 days of mobilisations throughout Ecuador, which had their final epicentre in Quito, the indigenous organisations signed an agreement with the national government, bringing to an end what they called the “first stage” of the strike. A period of…

Colombia: Elections controlled by the media-corporate cartel

It is no secret that every media outlet has an editorial line, that is to say, a way of seeing and showing things. A vision from which each media outlet (or group of media outlets) gives visibility to what suits…

Second round of elections in Colombia: “Tasty” dialogue with young people living abroad

Ahead of the second round of the presidential elections in Colombia, Pressenza invited Katherin Gómez, Camilo Espinosa and Francisco Rubio Pérez, young Colombians currently living in Córdoba, Argentina, to talk about their expectations, their dreams, their demands, their relationship with…

Colombia: Why vote, and for whom?

There are those who say that voting is useless. That no candidate fulfils his promises, that real power prevents a programme of real change from being carried out, that once “on top”, amnesia erases all moral commitment to the majority…

Digital technology and education: social necessity or business as usual?

Before attempting to provide a response to the question posed about what could be a possible digitalisation agenda to guarantee the Human Right to education, and to enter into the specific subject of the relationship between digital technologies and education,…

In the face of renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, East African Community urges rebel factions to peace talks

At a meeting in the Kenyan capital, the governments of five of the seven countries belonging to the East African Community launched a plan to prevent the outbreak of a new armed conflict in the North Kivu region in the…

Good sign: truce in Yemen war holds

The truce agreed in the Yemeni armed conflict between the Saudi-led coalition and the ruling Houthi forces is now entering its third week. The UN-mediated cessation of hostilities, initially expected to last at least two months with the possibility of…

In an impressive display of active nonviolence, Sri Lankan people demand presidential resignation

“Probably the most decent, peaceful demonstration I have ever seen. No garbage drops. Cleanly kept. Well behaved. No drunks, lunatics, thieves or even smokers. Plenty of free food and drinks given by kind people. Even the camps are orderly erected.…

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