Latest addition : 1 June.
Indigenous Peoples Rising in Bolivia and Ecuador
Mexico 1968: society erupts onto the political stage
Latin America; Western Europe; South Asia
Burma; Thailand; US; Britain.
USA; Environment; Latin America
Environment; Women; Latin America
Palestine; Philippines; Italy
Environment; Brazil debate; Pakistan
Climate change; France; Italy
Italy; Middle East; Climate change
Cuba; France; Italy
War in the Middle East; Abortion Rights; World Social Forum
France; Italy; Sri Lanka
It was one of most fascinating days of Baba Jan’s election campaign. We started from Gilgit to join the main rally that would start from Ali Abad, in Hunza valley. We were a handful of comrades when the rally started, however within half an hour, we were over 100 on motorbikes and few cars.- read article...
We have been campaigning several years for the release of the ten “climate change prisoners” in Gilgit-Baltestan (north of Pakistan), the most prominent of them being Baba Jan. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, together with Shakrullah Baig, Iftikhar Hussain, Mahar Ali, Alleem Ullah, Irfan Ali, Rashid Minhas, Musa Baig, Sher Khan and Sher Ali.- read article...
These elections show that something has already changed. The historic defeat of the People’s Party is a forceful challenge to the policies of attack on rights, on democracy, a real slap in the face to the policies that have led to the working social majority into a situation of continuing impoverishment while the elites are enriched. It is only natural because the electorate is composed mostly of people that work every day to generate wealth and have suffered from the crisis. There is a fundamental advance in these elections: the consolidation of political tools such as the candidacies of Popular Unity and Podemos, through which the people have been able to express themselves. The popular mandate is clear: throw the PP out of all institutions without allowing the PSOE to provide a superficial replacement.- read article...
Farmers and labor unions marched in the southern Peruvian district of Cocachacra on Saturday May 16 to continue the ongoing fight to shut down Tía María, a controversial mining project from the transnational U.S.-Mexican company Southern Copper.- read article...
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill into law recognising civil unions between same-sex couples on April 13. Another piece of legislation on gay marriage is currently debated between representatives of the LGBT movement and various ministers.- read article...