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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… »

08.06.2020

Hong Kong 2020 Commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre In Pictures

Hong Kong 2020 Commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre In Pictures

Defying a government ban, thousands of people in Hong Kong attended the traditional commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and suppression of the Chinese Students’ democratic movement. For the first time in 31 years, Hong Kong authorities refused to grant a permit for the candlelight vigil traditionally held in Victoria… »

31.05.2020

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

In spite of the Corona-virus Pandemic that has swept throughout the planet, unrest in Hong Kong has remained unabated, with news of arrested activists and contentious wrangling among lawmakers even during the lockdown which has virtually paralyzed whole cities and countries. After a brief lull in the social and political… »

03.05.2020

Tomás Hirsch: The Pandemic Could Generate New and Very Interesting Responses

Tomás Hirsch: The Pandemic Could Generate New and Very Interesting Responses

Pandemic, activism, social protests, neoliberal system, solidarity, social, personal and spiritual perspectives ; we discussed all these topics, with Thomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist deputy. The emergence of the coronavirus puts us in a new scenario and destabilizing for all. This change of habits and certainties for social… »

08.04.2020

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April  10, 2020

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April  10, 2020

Samaj Sevaks, constructive organizations and Gandhians from across the country have strongly felt the need to atone, at the time of this Corona Crisis, for the sins that we have committed against migrant workers. We are all jointly responsible for the utter neglect of the village poor during the last… »

19.03.2020

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

In Brazil, the president of the Senate has tested positive for COVID-19, along with two Cabinet ministers and 16 members of President Bolsonaro’s entourage on a recent trip to the U.S. to meet with President Trump. Over the weekend, Bolsonaro — who should have self-quarantined under guidelines suggested by his… »

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