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What to do about the EU’s new trade agenda in Latin America?

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 14:37

By Florian Horn – 16.11.2017 – Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation Brussels Report from the forum on “The Shape of Trade to Come” About ten years ago, the European Union (EU) introduced Global Europe, its most ambitious trade policy strategy to date. It was intended to open up new markets worldwide through new bilateral trade and investment agreements. After […]

Pressenza Muenchen

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 14:14

“We are tired. And our job is to give peace and security to the Honduran people, not repress them. We want all Hondurans to be safe.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid widening violence and ongoing protests, members of the Honduras National Police force—including those within the U.S.-trained units known as the […]

Pressenza London

Opposite of Peace as Trump accused of ‘kicking hornet’s nest’ in Middle East

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 20:40

Declaring Jerusalem the capital shows “yet again his blatant disregard for international law” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams With his usual braggadocio and familiar hypocrisy, President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that his official announcement for the U.S. to recognize unified Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move its embassy there was […]

Pressenza London

Chilean elections: On the “Freedom of Choice”

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 10:53

The run-off election to determine who will follow Michelle Bachelet as Chilean president is due to take place on the 17th of December.  In the first round, former president, Sebastian Piñera, candidate for the right wing grouping Chile Vamos, obtained around 36% of the vote, while Alejandro Guillier, the candidate from the centre ground New […]

Redacción Chile

In Chile, Guillier wins support from Beatriz Sánchez

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 20:10

The former presidential candidate for Frente Amplio (Broad Front) has said that Sebastian Piñera, former president and candidate for Chile Vamos, has crossed a line and is a “risk” for the country. The fight for votes opened a new chapter.  This time it was Beatriz Sanchez who condemned the Chile Vamos candidate and then gave […]

El Desconcierto

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 14:09

Selay Ghaffar is the spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. At the release of “Exit from Violence. You are not alone”  handbook on Tuesday November 28th at Casa delle Donne di Milano, she spoke about the current situation for Afghan women and girls, why she switched from civil society to politics and how often […]

Redazione Italia

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 14:16

In Israel, tens of thousands of people marched through Tel Aviv Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and for an end to government corruption. A bill expected to be approved by the Israeli Knesset next week would bar police from publishing findings in two investigations into Netanyahu, who’s facing possible criminal […]

Democracy Now!

Jeremy Corbyn to Morgan Stanley: “Yes, we are a threat to a damaging and failed system”

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 13:09

After Morgan Stanley warned that a Labour government could pose as much of a risk to British business as Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn posted a video in in his Facebook page saying that the investment bank was right to consider them a threat. “Bankers like Morgan Stanley should not run our country, but they think they do, because […]

Pressenza London

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 13:09

By Erik Edman for DiEM25 As we predicted right after the European Parliament voted not to renew glyphosate’s licence in Europe, the European Member States have now ignored all democratic voices and have decided to renew the licence of the potential carcinogenic herbicide. This decision does not only ignore the precautionary principle and a score […]

DiEM25

Of Revolutionary Government: The Pros and Antis Gear up for Rallies on Bonifacio Day

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 09:47

Andres Bonifacio, Filipino hero and founder of the Katipunan which launched the Philippine Revolution to gain Philippine Independence from centuries of Spanish Rule during which time a revolutionary government was formed, is commemorated as a yearly National Holiday on his birthday, November 30. Today, one mainstream newspaper reported that pro-government groups are planning to hold […]

Karina Lagdameo Santillan

The beginning of The End of Prehistory

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 15:08

There are few moments when in the midst of what appears to be the hopeless political situation of a dehumanised society something unexpected happens, something that shows that at least some people have managed to wake up from the hypnotic dream induced by the prevailing system. It happened in Bolivia, when against all odds Evo […]

Silvia Swinden

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 03:13

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six months ago that the political […]

Tony Robinson

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

Sun, 19/11/2017 - 00:48

A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November.  We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition.  He explained how it is possible and necessary to work with others to build […]

Redacción Chile

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 14:56

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Public projects such as the NHS, BBC and social security define us as a nation. Without that cohesion, authoritarianism could flourish.  So what is this country we are asked to love? This might once have been an easy question to answer. National identity was built around a range of […]

George Monbiot

Impeach! A Letter From Michael Moore

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 14:53

It is time to remove this dangerous man from office. I have just signed the “Need To Impeach” petition initiated by Tom Steyer of California. Over two million other Americans have also signed it. And that number keeps growing every hour. We — all of us — must not wait a minute longer to act. Trump has […]

Pressenza New York

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 12:37

By Alice Slater NATO’s recent provocative decision to build up its military forces across Europe by sending four new multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, comes at a time of great turmoil and intense questioning of global security with new forces for both good and evil straining to make their mark on the […]

Alice Slater

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:37

Democrats made big gains in elections across the U.S. Tuesday, as voters turned against the Republican Party one year after Donald Trump was elected president. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno in the race to replace the deeply unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie […]

Democracy Now!

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 07:58

At a press conference this morning in Barcelona, DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis presented a proposal for a European response to the Catalan crisis – one which is to be discussed by our movement’s members so that DiEM25 tables a formal pan-European policy proposal on the issue of regions seeking statehood. Here’s Yanis’ full statement: The […]

DiEM25

One Year After Hell Froze Over

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 11:29

Danny Katch, author of the new book When Bad Governments Happen to Good People, looks back at the election that gave us the nightmare that is Donald Trump. ONE YEAR ago on November 8, Donald Trump was elected the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, leaving many hundreds of millions of people […]

Pressenza New York

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 06:58

The results are in: With 72.98% turnout, members voted an overwhelming ‘YES!’ to whether DiEM25 should be able to compete in elections. This vote is the result of an immense exercise of consensus building after months of passionate internal debate, hundreds of amendments and proposals from members across the world, two Facebook Live chats, a […]

DiEM25

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