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09.12.2017

What to do about the EU’s new trade agenda in Latin America?

What to do about the EU’s new trade agenda in Latin America?

By Florian Horn – 16.11.2017 – Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation Brussels Report from the forum on “The Shape of Trade to Come” About ten years ago, the European Union (EU) introduced Global Europe, its most ambitious trade policy strategy to date. It was intended to open up new markets worldwide… »

26.11.2017

Mongolia’s Loch Ness ? – Strange Sighting in the Uureg Lake

Mongolia’s Loch Ness ? – Strange Sighting in the Uureg Lake

A Mongolian traveller not only saw a mysterious giant creature, but also captured its video while he was taking a trip around Uureg Lake in Sagil soum, Uvs province. »

02.11.2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

COP23 in Bonn – that means 22 previous world climate summits which saw much talking but little action. Also for this year’s summit there is not a lot to be expected from the politicians of the industrialized nations still under pressure from lobbying by multinationals, oil barons and greed for… »

12.06.2017

When women get together peace is possible – Interview with Yael Deckelbaum

When women get together peace is possible – Interview with Yael Deckelbaum

“Women of the World Unite” is the motto of Israeli-Canadian singer, songwriter and peace activist Yael Deckelbaum, uniting women and men all over the world in order to transcend all frontiers and to build together a future of Peace. She also wrote the song “Prayer of the Mothers” in… »

17.05.2017

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

On May 22nd President Trump will be travelling to Israel in order to meet with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier this month he received President Mahmoud Abbas in the White House and declared that he wants to help achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The grassroots peace… »

28.04.2017

It takes roots to grow the resistance: National alliances unite hundreds of grassroots organizations with alternative vision

It takes roots to grow the resistance: National alliances unite hundreds of grassroots organizations with alternative vision

United States – It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance joins together four powerful alliances of grassroots activists and frontline communities’ leaders: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Climate Justice Alliance, the Right to the… »

24.04.2017

Women for Climate Justice at the People’s Climate March on April 29th

Women for Climate Justice at the People’s Climate March on April 29th

Back in 2014 a worldwide Climate March took place in New York which saw 400,000 people on the streets. At the same time sister marches in many other cities like Berlin, London, Paris, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Istanbul, New Delhi, Laos, Bogota and Rio de Janeiro were organised. On the occasion of… »

20.04.2017

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to… »

05.03.2017

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

By Michael Meurer, Truthout There was much bluster about US job losses under NAFTA in the 2016 election, but walking along the banks of the Río Santiago in the pueblo of Juanacatlán, Mexico, the larger impact of the agreement immediately becomes a searing reality. »

02.03.2017

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) was one of 17 banks to have invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The highly controversial pipeline, which is destined to transport oil obtained by fracking across the North American continent is a threat to the environment and drinking water supplies and would also desecrate ancestral… »

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