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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… »

16.01.2015

Disarming words: the dictionary of immigration

Disarming words: the dictionary of immigration

By Sara Bosco Migration is one of the biggest and most complex of today’s phenomena. Every day, all over the world, thousands of people try to cross the borders of their homelands in search of a better life in a new country. The present international situation of globalisation is contributing… »

29.09.2014

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

  Human Wrongs Watch On 26 September 2014, at a high level ceremony on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the representatives of six nations – The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain – marked the financing of The Ark of Return, the new memorial which is… »

07.09.2014

Slave Route Project to Break the Silence Around the Slave Trade

Slave Route Project to Break the Silence Around the Slave Trade

  Human Wrongs Watch “The executioner always kills twice”, Elie Wiesel once wrote, “the second time through silence”. Historically, global issues – such as development, human rights, cultural pluralism and intercultural dialogue – have been characterized by a total absence of awareness and understanding of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. »

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