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03.04.2021

Chile: a Rebellion that Continues

Chile: a Rebellion that Continues

It seemed that nothing would ever happen in this country. Pinochet’s dictatorship, by far the most astute, calculating and efficient of all, sought not only to combat the left and any dissent, but also to reformat the soul of Chile, with all the calculated fascist tidiness and methodical elimination of… »

16.03.2021

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

by Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas. Mr. Vahnie serves as the Executive Director of the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI), a leading voice and advocate for democracy and development in Myanmar. He holds a Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana University Bloomington where he did a dual specialization in Comparative… »

14.03.2021

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

14 March 2021, Quezon City. Responding to the brutal killings of nine activists last March 7, environmental advocates pressed the government to ensure that the lives and liberties of those peacefully exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed rights are upheld and protected. “As the fight for Mother Earth is a fight for her… »

03.02.2021

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

On January 30, 2021, the police at the Singhu border, where the protesting farmers are gathered, arrested a journalist who was merely doing his job at the site. The journalist, Mandeep Punia had been closely covering the farmers’ protests since last year and has been among the few voices presenting… »

28.11.2020

Chile: Liberation Performance

Chile: Liberation Performance

In front of the National Stadium, the feminist group Las Tesis Senior returned yesterday to give a performance for the liberation of the Uprising for Dignity prisoners. Women all dressed in black, with a white scarf in their hands, were synchronized with the special melody which resulted in the effect… »

24.10.2020

Chile: Images from a commemoration that dignifies

Chile: Images from a commemoration that dignifies

Yesterday, in celebration of the first anniversary of the social awakening, demonstrators filled the plazas of many Chilean cities, especially central Santiago’s Dignidad Plaza. On the government’s demand, Carabineros (the Chilean police force) withdrew forces and did not engage with the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators. This allowed the event… »

30.08.2020

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha Wisconsin, fired seven shots, at point-blank into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake as Blake leaned into his car. Inside the car were Blake’s three sons, aged 3, 5 and 8. While Blake miraculously survived, a viral video… »

27.08.2020

Belarus Arrests Opposition Leaders as Teachers Join Anti-Government Protests

Belarus Arrests Opposition Leaders as Teachers Join Anti-Government Protests

In Belarus, two opposition leaders were arrested Tuesday and ordered jailed for 10 days, as President Alexander Lukashenko continues to violently crack down on anti-government protesters. Massive mobilizations have gone on for over two weeks after the longtime authoritarian leader was declared the winner of an election opponents say was… »

26.06.2020

…It’s Time: March, March

…It’s Time: March, March

Many have noted that the era in which we live has uncanny parallels to our historical past. As a teenager in the 60s, I remember the American unrest during that period. Reading about it in from different points of view over years brings focus, yet circumstances we are living through… »

13.06.2020

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change. George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police drove hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people into the streets, demanding both justice for Floyd and other victims of the police, and fundamental change to… »

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