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06.08.2015

Anti-government protest now extends to high school students – Tipping point in Japanese politics

Anti-government protest now extends to high school students – Tipping point in Japanese politics

It was just two months ago that the Japanese parliament passed the bill lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 years old, that is coming into effective in July 2016. The new cohort and soon-to-be voters are now challenging the government regarding the national… »

02.08.2015

Vicente Rubio on Face 2 Face

Vicente Rubio on Face 2 Face

This week’s show starts with our friend, singer and guitarist, Mark Lesseraux and continues with Vicente Rubio to discuss Spain’s new political landscape with Podemos and the political structures emerging form the Indignados/M15 movement. »

29.07.2015

Milena Gutierrez on Face 2 Face

Milena Gutierrez on Face 2 Face

The show starts with Mark Lesseraux singing Mother of Pearl and continue with teh guest of the week, Milena Gutierrez to discuss the Colombian Peace Process… »

28.07.2015

Japanese expressing a clear and strong disapproval – No to their future with wars

Japanese expressing a clear and strong disapproval – No to their future with wars

Many witnessed a rare historical event last weekend in Japan. Hundreds and thousands of the same posters were ubiquitous nationwide. The posters read, “We say NO to Abe,” a strong disapproval directed towards the prime minister Abe and his government after the lower house of parliament passed the controversial security… »

23.07.2015

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Last Wednesday, Japan’s ruling party and its coalition steamrolled the controversial national security bills at the lower house of parliament. As the ruling party holds the majority seats in the house, the result was predicted, and yet it outraged the nation for its seemingly undemocratic move since the government hadn’t… »

20.07.2015

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

On behalf of organizations and communities that make up The Afro-Colombian National Peace Council (CONPA), and in the context of the announcements made on Sunday, July 12, 2015 by the negotiating parties on agreements to de-escalate the internal armed conflict, and an eventual bilateral and definitive cease-fire, we express that:… »

15.07.2015

Dispensing with Democracy

Dispensing with Democracy

By Danny Katch  – ANCIENT GREECE is said to have introduced democracy to the world some 2,500 years ago. Now the world is trying to show modern Greece that it’s been wrong all along. Last January, when the Greeks elected the radical left party SYRIZA into power, with its platform… »

08.07.2015

21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Warren, McCain float bill again to rebuild wall between commercial and investment banking Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME) on Tuesday (07/07/2015) re-introduced the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, a modern version of the Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall) that reduces… »

03.07.2015

Our responsibility to vote ‘NO’ in the Greek referendum

Our responsibility to vote ‘NO’ in the Greek referendum

By Theodoros Karyotis A yes vote would entail a major setback for popular struggles; a NO vote, by contrast, would open up radical new horizons for the grassroots movement. The decision of the Greek government, late last Friday, to put the proposals of the creditors to referendum caught by surprise… »

26.06.2015

Mass protest in Tokyo against the Abe administration: No to New Security Bills

Mass protest in Tokyo against the Abe administration: No to New Security Bills

In the evening of June 24, 30,000 protesters from cities across Japan gathered to the finale of a week-long sit-in at National Diet Building. The event banner read, “Stop to the change in national security bills! Come together! 6.24 Occupy National Diet Building!” Struggling… »

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