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12.12.2019

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

By Ercan Jan Aktaş In 1989, for the first time in Turkey, Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir announced their conscientious objection through a campaign conducted by Sokak Magazine. Both were charged with the offense of “alienating people from military service” governed by the Article 318/1 of the Turkish Penal Code… »

11.12.2019

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

On this show we speak with Brahim Rouabah (@rouabah_brahim) about the popular revolution currently underway in Algeria. For last 10 months, 22 million people have been protesting, striking, and taking to the streets in a country with a total population of 37 million. This popular movement is also refusing to… »

10.12.2019

Face 2 Face with Isaac Evans Frantz

Face 2 Face with Isaac Evans Frantz

On this show we speak with Isaac Evans-Frantz, a volunteer with Action Corps, about the situation in Yemen which is undergoing perhaps the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet right now. Isaac is asking for people to call 1-833-STOP-WAR to request that Congress NO to the National Defense Authorization Act… »

10.12.2019

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Rev. Karen Clark Ristine, the lead pastor at Claremont United Methodist Church (California), explains in Facebook the decision to create a Nativity scene with the Holy Family portrayed as refugees in cages, in a clear denunciation of the treatment of migrants at the Mexico-US border. In a time in… »

09.12.2019

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

By Jhon Sánchez On December 5, more than a hundred women took to the Brooklyn Bridge where they danced and sang, El Violador Eres Tú (The Rapist Is You). This is the world-renowned song by the Chilean group Las Tesis, which calls on macho society to demand women’s rights. We… »

28.11.2019

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Reportage and photos by Gustavo Espinoza, translated by Jhon Sánchez. In Union Square, The New York Women’s Strike, Puerto Rican Women, Women of Resistance in Brazil, Assembly of Chileans in New York, organizations for the abolition… »

28.11.2019

Trenton Makes: Interview with the Author Tadzio Koelb

Trenton Makes: Interview with the Author Tadzio Koelb

By Jhon Sánchez I had read Trenton Makes more than once. The first time was for John Reed’s workshop at the New School. Tadzio had just graduated from his Masters in the prestigious University of East Anglia in Britain, and we landed in the same class. For me, he was… »

27.11.2019

November Nostalgia 2019: End of a Decade

November Nostalgia 2019: End of a Decade

By j.jill As Thanksgiving week hammers its start-of-the-season advertising from restorative nostalgia around family tables—turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes— to Black Friday ads that repeat the same jingle every two minutes, it’s time to turn it all off and just stop to think. Storybook versions of different people feasting together… »

26.11.2019

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

Statement read publicly on November 25th in Union Square NYC  during the celebration of the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. We have come together today to ​honor those women we have lost at the hands of state-sanctioned violence. We are also here to celebrate survivors and… »

26.11.2019

Warning Julian Assange ‘Could Die in Prison’, 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder

Warning Julian Assange ‘Could Die in Prison’, 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder

By Julia Conley, staff writer  – Common Dreams Following an urgent warning from an expert at the United Nations earlier this month that Julian Assange’s mistreatment in prison may amount to life-threatening torture, more than 60 doctors from around the world Monday called on officials in the United Kingdom to… »

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