This contribution is a response by a group of individuals, to a flood of disinformation over the current events in Syria.
There is a real danger that history may repeat in Syria, after the allegation that the Syrian Bashara Assad led government has used chemical weapons against civilians, and the subsequent reaction of the United States, Great Britain and France.
This article is by Sarah Raymundo, who teaches at the University of the Philippine Diliman Centre for International Studies. She is the Chairperson of the Philippines-Venezuela Bolivarian Friendship Association and the International Committee of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). She is also the External Vice Chair of the Philippine Anti-Imperialist Studies (PAIS) and a member of the Editorial Board of Interface: A Journal for Social Movements.
By Jim Hayes
Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S) topped the polls in last week’s election. It was born in 2009, expressing the massive disillusionment with traditional political parties and politics. The five stars represent its core polices for change – public water, sustainable transport, sustainable development, right to Internet access, and environmentalism. Continue reading Italian election has shown widespread discontent with the political establishment
These are not scenes from a poor country in Africa, Latin America or Asia, but the reality of life for many in the United states of America. Continue reading Video: Homeless in the streets of Los Angeles
By Joe Montero
Since last November and the forced Catalan election, not much has been heard of what has happened there and across Spain since. Continue reading Spanish state increasingly relying on repression in Catalonia and the whole of Spain
The following from Sam Levin ( The Guardian 9 February 2018 San Francisco), gives an account of how during a court case, evidence of collusion between the police and odious hate organisations has come to light.
By Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)
“Canada’s $233 million arms sale of military combat helicopters to the Philippine government will enable and worsen the already dire human rights situation under the Duterte administration. We call on the Canadian people and Filipino migrants in Canada to oppose this arms deal and intensify support for human and people’s rights in the Philippines,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, after the agreement between the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Philippine military was announced on February 6, 2018. Continue reading Canada’s Philippines arms deal will abet human rights violations