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Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) Leader, Dies…

Dennis Banks, one of the original founders of the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) in 1968, has died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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For Hernán Monardes, Jesuit

Victor Jara, poet, singer-songwriter, and left-wing political activist was arrested at  the Technical University (today the Universidad de Santiago) shortly after the start of the military coup of 11 September 1973

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TURKEY’S WAR AGAINST THE ACADEMICS…

Two recent studies have once again drawn attention to the unprecedented crackdown on academics and intellectual freedom in post coup Turkey

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Cizre, Northern Kurdistan… After Tragedy – Farce…

Cizre. Evidence shows these were intentional massacres and deliberate executions that ‘cannot be explained only as a result of the fighting

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Turkey Jails HDP MP Figen Yüksekdağ – AGAIN…

Figen Yüksekdağ and her co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş have been in jail since November 2016

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The Struggle for Peace in Northern Kurdistan…

In amidst the deep silence of the western  media in the face of the violent suppression of Turkey’s Kurds

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TURKEY: More Walls…Less Peace

Turkish President and Chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced plans, at the end of May, to construct walls to the south and south-east with neighbours Iraq and Iran

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IRELAND: New Head Arrives – Same Old Reactionary Politics?

Ireland now inherits a new Taoiseach and the Fine Gael party a new head on boring-old-shoulders, existing Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar

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Donald Trump: “… the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord…”

Donald Trump is pulling the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the 2015 agreement designed to halt rapidly escalating and potentially catastrophic climate change

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IRELAND: New Head on the Way – Same Poison Afflicts the Body

Heir-to-the-crown to the far-right-of-Centre party Fine Gael and likely to win the upcoming party leadership contest, existing Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar got his foot in the door first by launching his campaign against the unemployed

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United States: Medicare-for-All takes on “Trumpcare”

For First Time Ever, Majority of House Dems Support ‘Medicare-for-All’ Bill

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PAIN MANAGEMENT IS A HUMAN RIGHT – BUT NOT FOR ALL

56 years ago, in 1961, an international treaty, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs “obligated countries to work towards universal access to the narcotic drugs necessary to alleviate pain and suffering

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ABDULLAH ÖCALAN NOMINATED FOR SYDNEY PEACE PRIZE

Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize

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Saudi Arabia: Elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

On April 19 last, United Nations member states elected Saudi Arabia to serve on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a body “dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

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MAY 3. WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

This year, World Press Freedom Day will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 1st to 4 May. The theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times

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Kurdish Political Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Ends after 63 Days

Rosa Gilbert: “As political prisoners continue to suffer in Turkish jails, silence amounts to complicity with the newly empowered fascist regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Be a voice against silence.”

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“NOW LAWLESS” – TURKEY INDICTED AGAIN

The report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights

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KURDISH HUNGER STRIKES. INTENSIFY DESPITE HOPES OF DIALOGUE

there is now serious concern that after an unbelievable 54 days on hunger strike (as of April 9th) a number of prisoners are passing the point of no return

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‘Disappeared’ prisoner of conscience, Dawit Isaak, wins World press freedom prize

Eritrean writer and journalist and Swedish citizen (for all the good it does him) Dawit Isaak, has been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017. The $25,000 award is named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who

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