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13.10.2016

Manipulating a referendum

Manipulating a referendum

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System for Occupy London This week Hungary had a referendum on whether or not to accept migrant quotas from the rest of the EU. The result of the referendum was strongly in favour of rejection, with a massive 98% of votes… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

27.07.2016

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

From July 15th to 17th the People’s Justice and Peace Convention 2016 took place in Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Greg Coleridge, Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, and one of the organizers of the Convention, whose mission is the following: “Current public policies disproportionately… »

07.07.2016

“I’ve stopped speaking in Spanish on the streets after I was shouted at on a bus after Brexit”

“I’ve stopped speaking in Spanish on the streets after I was shouted at on a bus after Brexit”

Cristina has stopped calling her mother when she leaves work.  She would have to speak in Spanish on public transport and after the 23rd of June she prefers to avoid it.  The same day on which 52% of voters in the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union she… »

30.06.2016

Brexit is a disaster, but we can build on the ruins

Brexit is a disaster, but we can build on the ruins

This is a crisis of astonishing proportions, but also an opportunity for the changes the left has long sought By George Monbiot for The Guardian Let’s sack the electorate and appoint a new one: this is the demand… »

28.06.2016

Thousands Rally to Support U.K. Opposition Leader Corbyn as He Faces No-Confidence Vote

Thousands Rally to Support U.K. Opposition Leader Corbyn as He Faces No-Confidence Vote

In London, thousands of people rallied outside Parliament to show support for opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who faces a no-confidence vote amid a revolt within his own Labour Party after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Addressing supporters, Corbyn called for unity against racism. “One of the horrible disfigurements… »

11.06.2016

Muhammad Ali Wasn’t Against Just War, But Empire

Muhammad Ali Wasn’t Against Just War, But Empire

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, attended Ali’s funeral in his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. These are his comments. I really do believe that this funeral is, in so many respects, Muhammad Ali’s last act of resistance, because what he is doing is pushing the country to come together to… »

27.04.2016

Neo-liberalism at Work

Neo-liberalism at Work

Anne Kass When she had just retired after being a judge in a Family Court for 18 years, the Albuquerque Rotary Club invited her to give a speech which words are still very accurate: “Thank you for inviting me today. Since I retired on December 31st,… »

02.04.2015

Surveillance state [in the UK]

Preventing far right extremism? Schools in EDL and BNP heartland only monitoring ethnic minority pupils March 31, 2015 by Melanie Newman For The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Schools in an area with a history of far-right activism have been singling out black and ethnic minority pupils in monitoring for… »

25.02.2015

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

In a decision that the Minister for Integration, Sebastian Kurz, called a “milestone” and that opponents denounced as racist and unfair, the new law: prohibits mosques from receiving foreign financing; demands that religious teaching be done in German; and makes explicit that Austrian Law takes precedence over religious beliefs. Around… »

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