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

March in El Salvador commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Chapultepec Peace Accords

31 years after the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords, hundreds of Salvadorans took to the streets to commemorate the date. Far from being a mere act of remembrance, those mobilised expressed their firm rejection of the Regime of Exception…

Nonviolence shines brightly in memory of Martin Luther King

History is not made by one man or one woman. But there are people whose determination accelerates its progress. On 15 January 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Baptist family. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi…

Ten years after the departure of Aaron Swartz, a great fighter for free knowledge

This January 13 marks the tenth anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s physical departure. A day that has been instituted in his honor as “Cyberactivism Day”. Wikipedia – another magnificent undertaking of free access to collective knowledge – informs us that Aaron,…

Wikipedia: An impressive demonstration effect of Good Knowledge

Around this time in January 2001, the idea of enabling the collaborative edition of the encyclopedia that would end up being created under the name of Wikipedia a few days later was launched. The immediate predecessor of Wikipedia was Nupedia,…

Latin American solidarity sit-in with the Peruvian people in Córdoba

Members of various social and political organisations staged a sit-in in front of the Peruvian consulate in the city of Cordoba in repudiation of the overthrow and imprisonment of the legitimate president Pedro Castillo. The demonstrators expressed their repudiation of…

Political balance and prospects 2023 in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the past year, in electoral terms, the highlights have been the triumphs of the progressive forces in Colombia and Brazil, bringing Gustavo Petro to the presidency and, for the third time, Lula da Silva, after the fierce judicial persecution…

Let innocence (not) count!

The 28th of December is popularly celebrated in Spanish-speaking regions as the Day of the Innocents. In reality, the date is part of the hagiography (biography of saints) of Christianity and recognised as the Day of the Holy Innocents, in…

The Joy of the South: We were not born to suffer

Argentina’s football team defeated France in the final of the 2022 World Cup. In an electrifying match, which was full of talent and emotions, the Albicelestes got a well-deserved victory against a team that, a priori, was one of the…

Uganda: Activists urge passage of law to stop gender-based violence

The Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has urged Parliament to speed up the passage of the gender bills that were recently returned to the 11th Parliament to help address the problem of violence against women and girls. “Violence against women and…

Counter-coup: The anti-democratic subversion of the right-wing in Latin America resumes

While millions of eyes – including this reporter’s – devour the colourful incidents of the circus staged by the Qatari dynastic monarchy in collusion with FIFA, other events, perhaps much more relevant to the lives of the people, continue to…

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