We had a chance to talk with the humanist national leader of the Teachers' Association, in an interview carried out in "Umbral”, in the neighbourhood of Bellavista, in which we asked him to evaluate this year's most compelling demonstrations in Chile for a high quality and not-for-profit education, also attempting to make a projection of what may happen in the future. »
Here we give diffusion to a great song by Mark Lesseraux that has become also a good video produced and directed by Matthew Dimakos: [http://youtu.be/-b9Bj72qzjg](http://youtu.be/-b9Bj72qzjg) It is a synthesis of the new spirit that was manifested during 2011 and surely will develop with strenght in the new year to come, since it reflects deep hopes shared by the 99%. »
Here we give publication to the complete letter we received from our friend Pedro Páez, at the moment in which he concluded his duties as President of the Ecuadorian Presidential Technical Commission for the New International Financial Architecture, to which he were appointed by the Ecuatorian President Mr. Rafael Correa. »
Facing clear headed new generations of Chileans and secondary school and university students showing strong political wit after negotiations which were supposed to let the government ignore the strikers’ demands broke down yesterday, today Chile's militarized carabineros (police) anticipated the protests by carrying out the most brutal repression. »
When Mahatma Gandhi resorted to the use of hunger strikes as a tool of non-violent struggle, denying himself any form of food in order to demand freedom for his people in front of the British Empire which was colonising India, he was massively supported by the clamour of his people who knew – in the India of that day – what it was to suffer hunger. »
Mario Aguilar, leader of the national Teachers’ Union, followed by police in the purest style of the Dictatorship years.
At around 8pm today Police officers followed the vehicle of Mario Aguilar, the leader of the national Teachers’ Union, who was just coming out of the head office of the Union after sheltering there, completely soaked due to the police repression that demonstrators for a non-profit, quality education suffered today. »
Here we are publishing the Opening Adress given by Dunja Mijatovic, from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as Representative on Freedom of the Media, on the occasion of the inaugurative plenary sesion of the 2011 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum held recently in Bonn, Germany, and focused on Human Rights. »
Many are those who throughout history have not found a way out the conflicts imposed by the conditions of social injustice, and have resorted to self-immolation as a form of denunciation and struggle. With their own suicide they seek to awaken in others a sense of solidarity with the powerless, to open the way for the collective modification of the conditions of oppression »
Human rights are completely emptied of meaning when they are used as an argument to justify the bombing of countries.
Speaking at the 4th Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, this year focusing on the role of the media in the defense of human rights, Pia Figueroa, Director of Pressenza attacked multinational media corporation for their selective approach to defending human rights and spoke about the role of the media in attacks on human rights in Latin America. »
We present a short amazing video of a conference recently held by Julia Bacha regarding the stories that can change the so called "confirmation bias" (or previous believes) that we all have, and help us open our minds and have a new cognitive resonance or comprehension of a fact that usually we tend to look with some prejudice. Such is the case of non-violence in Palestine. »