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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

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 15:01

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars, politicians, public intellectuals and members […]

Redazione Italia

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:39

It’s less than a month from today since solidarity groups, NGOs and refugees started to scale up their opposition to what continues to be the reception conditions for asylum seekers on Greek islands in the North-East Aegean. Learning from the lessons of last winter, when we witnessed people living in tents under heavy snow and […]

Pressenza Athens

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:27

COP23 in Bonn – that means 22 previous world climate summits which saw much talking but little action. Also for this year’s summit there is not a lot to be expected from the politicians of the industrialized nations still under pressure from lobbying by multinationals, oil barons and greed for profits. The fact that this […]

Pressenza Muenchen

Eurocities Social Affairs Forum: Social Rights for all

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:42

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Gothenburg on 25-26 October to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights. Europe’s major cities are ready to work with the EU institutions and member states to guarantee social rights for all. As the […]

Redazione Italia

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