Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Israel’s war of repression has failed to stop the continued growth of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights. The year 2016 will be remembered by Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian freedom, justice and equality, among other things, as Israel’s year of waging an all-out war on the Palestinian-led, global BDS movement for Palestinian rights, in a desperate attempt to crush it.
Franco’s 40 year long catholic fascist regime buried at least 150,000 victims in over 2000 unmarked mass graves. Up to 80 years later over 1700 remain unexcavated with their families awaiting closure..
Yesterday, November 30, 8 people were arrested in Hambach Forest. Among them, 2 comrades from Spain. Everybody was released last night except for the 2 comrades who were transferred to Cologne today for pre-trial detention. The names that they were known as in the forest were Siao and Hodey although in Spain we knew them by other names. Así es como queda el bosque con el avance de la mina.. Con el carbón marrón se alimenta la planta energética que se ve al fondo
GR: Growing global inequity is fueling resentment and despair. As inequity and the human population grow, resources decline, poverty spreads, and criminal destruction and harvest of wild plants and animals may increase.
Armed with skirts, social media, and a hidden camera, a group of women have taken to the streets of Mexico City to expose the misogyny inherent in Mexican society. ‘Las Morras’ (the young women) say Mexico’s macho culture is making life unbearable for women across the country.
Earlier this year in May, four young Mexican women ventured through the streets of Mexico City with a hidden camera, determined to film the misogyny that women are forced to deal with every day.
Protected by a crowd of sympathisers several activists with metal cutting saws removed the steel plates this morning from the famous evicted Banc Okupat in Gracia , Barcelona.
For some hours there was jubilation but on this occasion the Catalan Mossos police were well prepared. Seven vanloads of riot police appeared, dispersed the crowds of supporters and proceeded immediately with a new eviction
On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing “the city as a commons.” I also learned that crystallizing a new commons paradigm – even in a city committed to cooperatives and open digital networks – comes with many gnarly complexities.
The Barcelona city government is led by former housing activist Ada Colau, who was elected mayor in May 2015. She is a leader of the movement that became the political party Barcelona En Comú (“Barcelona in Common”). Once in office,
Colau halted the expansion of new hotels, a brave effort to prevent “economic development” (i.e., tourism) from hollowing out the city’s lively, diverse neighborhoods. As a world city, Barcelona is plagued by a crush of investors and speculators buying up real estate, making the city unaffordable for ordinary people. Continue reading Barcelona’s Complex Struggle to Advance the Commons→