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21.09.2020

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

As Julian Assange fights US extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament and diplomats, have today denounced the illegality of the proceedings and appealed for Assange’s immediate release. The 165 politicians… »

20.09.2020

The Stages of Death for the White-West

The Stages of Death for the White-West

Everyone is trying to make sense of this current moment of almost total chaos. Some some call it anarchy, but that is not correct as we still have governance at many levels. This state of chaos can be seen in many situations and human activities: with the climate crisis, with… »

19.09.2020

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

The role of the free press is to hold power accountable, especially those who would wage war. Press freedom itself is currently on trial in London, as Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, fights extradition to the United States over an ever-evolving array of espionage and… »

18.09.2020

Iran’s #MeToo Movement Challenges Patriarchy and Western Stereotypes

Iran’s #MeToo Movement Challenges Patriarchy and Western Stereotypes

Viewpoint by Sara Tafakori* t has been called an Iranian #MeToo movement, and it is. Thousands of women in Iran – and some men – are going online to speak about the sexual assault and harassment they experienced. What is crucially important, at what promises to be a historic turning… »

18.09.2020

Brazil: Pressenza in the municipal elections

Brazil: Pressenza in the municipal elections

On November 15, Brazil will have the first real opportunity to initiate a political change, capable of resuming the democratic process interrupted by the advent of Bolsonaro as President of the Republic. November 15 is the day of the municipal elections. From north to south, from towns of… »

17.09.2020

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg – whose ‘Pentagon Papers’ leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War – said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher’s case to his own. Testifying at Assange’s extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder… »

16.09.2020

THE SPECIFICITY OF GOVERNANCE IN KABYLIE: Challenge and Perspectives

THE SPECIFICITY OF GOVERNANCE IN KABYLIE: Challenge and Perspectives

LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 2 PM Please RSVP: FACEBOOK event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248033759784774 Kabylie is an ethnolinguistic region located in the north of Algeria, between sea and mountains, known for its oaks, cedars and olive trees, Kabylie is made up above all of men and women who… »

16.09.2020

Unvanquishable Number

Unvanquishable Number

By David Swanson On September 21, the International Day of Peace, you will be able to watch online the new film “We Are Many,” and you darn well should. The topic is the single biggest day of activism on earth: February 15, 2003 — an unprecedented statement against war,… »

13.09.2020

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Languages reflect a divided society In the coming months, Global Voices will explore non-binary language initiatives, initially known as “inclusive language”. This first collective story begins with an exploration of gender in Romance languages. Language can be seen as a form of magic that impacts the world. What we say… »

11.09.2020

Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

Archive Needed to Preserve Content Deemed Dangerous Social media platforms are taking down online content they consider terrorist, violently extremist, or hateful in a way that prevents its potential use to investigate serious crimes, including war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While it is understandable… »

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