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16.04.2021

Five years after the coup against Dilma in Brazil, historians take stock

Five years after the coup against Dilma in Brazil, historians take stock

Process that ousted Dilma Rousseff sparked an institutional meltdown and revealed the country’s democratic disabilities By Pedro Rafael Vilela The historical, social and political interpretations of the impeachment of former Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, which took place in 2016, are still in a critical phase of elaboration. Even so, historians… »

07.04.2021

Bolsonaro’s cabinet changes create a stir: “It will not be enough”, says opposition

Bolsonaro’s cabinet changes create a stir: “It will not be enough”, says opposition

President replaced six high-level officials on Monday, after pressure from centrists and criticism of pandemic response Cristiane Sampaio On Monday (29th), changes within the Jair Bolsonaro administration caused repercussions in Brazil’s political sphere. Throughout the day, the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Ernesto Araújo and Fernando… »

18.03.2021

Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, playwright Augusto Boal would be turning 90

Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, playwright Augusto Boal would be turning 90

Recall the playwright’s contributions to Latin American culture and the working class Daniel Giovanaz A genuinely Brazilian, and also Latin American theater, in which workers appropriate artistic means of production and the boundaries between actor and spectator are blurred. This was the goal of Augusto Boal’s, who was born 90… »

11.03.2021

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro Geisa Marques, Leandro Melito e Igor Carvalho “The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned with my mother: ‘always struggle,’” affirmed former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva… »

10.03.2021

ICRC: Millions of young Syrians paid heavy toll during “decade of savage loss”

ICRC: Millions of young Syrians paid heavy toll during “decade of savage loss”

As the crisis in Syria moves into its second decade, a survey commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross highlights the heavy price paid by young Syrians. 1,400 Syrians between the ages of 18-25 were surveyed in Syria, Lebanon and Germany. Across the three countries,… »

23.02.2021

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

Like the United Nations, the global community-based Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a beacon of hope to a world shrouded by dark clouds of unprecedented crises. An international association of the Soka Gakkai and an NGO in consultative status with UN ECOSOC, SGI has members in 192… »

22.02.2021

NATO 2030 – United for a New Era

NATO 2030 – United for a New Era

By CND and peace activist Rae Street. NATO recently commissioned a report on the future of NATO from ten experts appointed by the Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.   It opens with congratulations to themselves, as according to the authors, NATO is the ‘most successful alliance in history’.  I… »

16.02.2021

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

By Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i]. Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared. One set of developments are the so-called… »

29.01.2021

Stansted 15 defendants have their terror convictions quashed

Stansted 15 defendants have their terror convictions quashed

The activists who blocked a deportation flight on Stansted Airport in 2017 had their convictions quashed today in the Court of Appeal. The appeal judgement states that ‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted for the extremely serious offence under section 1(2)(b) of the 1990 Act because their conduct did… »

22.01.2021

How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Signed on to the TPNW

How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Signed on to the TPNW

By David Rothauser, film director and writer, known for Hibakusha, Our Life to Live (2010) and The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti (2004).  Growing up in America I loved the Atomic bomb. I was told by adults that the bomb loved me too and would save my life… »

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