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16.12.2017

Argentina: The right to protest in danger

Argentina: The right to protest in danger

We publish a translation of the statement by the Centre for Legal and Social Studies in Argentina in the light of the violent repression against pensioners protesting against cuts to their pensions recently legislated for in Buenos Aires. By CELS (Spanish initials for the Centre for Legal and Social Studies). »

12.12.2017

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

“Human rights do not have the universal application that would be desirable because they do not flow from the universal power of the human being, but only from the power that one part now exercises over the whole. If even the most elementary claims to the governing of one’s own… »

08.11.2017

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

It was the Sunday right after the Filipino people’s traditional visit to their beloved dead in the cemeteries along with their additional remembrance of those killed extra-judicially in the government’s bloody centerpiece war on drugs as implored by different religious sects in the country. And the day was awash with… »

23.10.2017

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

A huge march took place on Sunday in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin to protest against hatred and racism in Parliament, while the recently elected legislators of the nationalist and anti-immigrant party, Alternative For Germany, prepare to take up their seats. The new parliament will have its… »

18.10.2017

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Catalonia is experiencing a political catastrophe with repercussions in all areas of society. Mariano Rajoy is preparing the ground to sow Article 155 based on a policy of lies. The last few months have seen the utmost tension in Catalonia, and by proximity, in Spain and in neighbouring Europe, which… »

30.07.2017

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The rolling resistance to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, is, literally, rolling. At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs. Organized by the national nonprofit disability rights group ADAPT… »

25.05.2017

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília amid growing protests demanding the president’s ouster. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand Temer’s resignation. Some demonstrators also torched a ministry building. Multiple protesters were injured as police… »

18.05.2017

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

In New York City, dozens of protesters gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices Wednesday to oppose a bailout of New York’s aging nuclear power plants that could cost ratepayers up to $7.6 billion over the next 12 years. Bruce Rosen of the group United for Action says New York should… »

26.03.2017

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

There were tens of thousands, a real human river, people from different parts of the world that today, March 25th, participated in two demonstrations: “Another Europe” and the European Federalist Movement. They started from different places, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and Bocca della Verità, and after having peacefully and joyfully crossed the… »

19.11.2016

Mass protests held in Poland against educational reform

Demonstrators in Poland have protested against a controversial decision by the government on bringing about a significant educational reform in the public school system. Thousands of teachers and students’ parents, along with social activists and critics, held demonstrations all over the country, including in the capital Warsaw, on Saturday, calling… »

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