AMERICA: TRUTH, JUSTICE AND REPARATION
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In recent years, the rejection by the Latin American population, especially indigenous people, of what “Hispanic Day” represents has grown steadily. This has manifested itself in many ways: demolition of statues, removal of street names, transformations of the October 12 celebration, etc. All this is motivated by the awareness of the horrors committed by such sinister characters as Christopher Columbus, Pizarro or Hernán Cortés, who committed crimes that today would be judged as against humanity1, as well as by indigenous … Read more

Fortress Europe: Migration policy in the EU
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Everywhere in Europe racism creeps with increasing ease due to the voices of the xenophobic formations and the ultra-conservative stands. But also through a system of borders and policies that reveal an increasing institucionalization of said xenophobia. When in 2012 the European Commission launched a spot with xenophobic content that capitalized on the fear of others1 it received a lot of criticism. But was that spot an isolated event or a demonstration that the pillars of the European project are … Read more

CONTAINER RETURNS ARE BACK IN SPAIN
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The draft of the Decree on Containers and Container Waste1 that the Spanish government is preparing could include a Deposit, Refund and Return System (DRS), which represents a great victory for one of the historic struggles for the ecologist movements in Spain. The DRS is a waste management model based on leaving a few cents in a deposit when a product is purchased with packaging and that are recovered when the empty packaging is returned. A report by the public … Read more

POVERTY CAUSED BY SPANISH ENERGY SECTOR
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On June the 1st the new electricity tariff in Spain came into force. The slogan to launch this new rate was “Saving will be easier for you” but the data does not correspond to that phrase. The semi-regulated rate PVPC has had a rise of 34.2% in the bill of the average user which will stand at 81.27 euros according to a study made by FACUA-Consumidores en Acción1. Even with reduced VAT the June invoice is 28.3% higher than the … Read more

A SKELETON, AN ARMORED NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE G20
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Last October 29 we landed in Rome at the camp set up for activists in the Acrovax social center, to participate in the social response actions of the G20 Summit that was held from October 30 to 31 in the Italian capital. The G20 Summit, which was held behind closed doors, once again brought together the leaders of the world’s main economic powers to discuss economic and political issues in an armored Rome that made it difficult for us to … Read more

PERU: FREE OF FUJIMORIS
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On 6th of June the second round of the presidential elections in Peru took place where the candidate of Peru Libre Pedro Castillo triumphed. He will become the new president of the Andean country against the far-right Keiko Fujimori. Keiko Fujimori, seeing that the victory eluded her by a very tight margin, stressed the electoral process by asking for the cancellation of about 200,000 votes in regions where Pedro Castillo has a very high level of support. She asked the … Read more

JUDICIAL COUP IN EL SALVADOR
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On 31stof August the government of President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador obtained approval in Congress and published in the Official Gazette a controversial reform of the Law on the Judicial Career on 14thof September1. In the words of the president these rules intend “to purge the Judicial Branch and remove the corrupt.” However, the text of the law includes (among other points) the retirement of magistrates with more than 60 years of age or 30 years in office without … Read more

POLITICAL CRISIS IN ISRAEL: NO NEWS FOR PALESTINE
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After twelve years of government Benjamin Netanyahu has ceased to be prime minister of Israel1. The parliament approved the formation of a new government with the conservative Naftali Bennett by 60 votes in favor and 59 against. This change marks the end of two years of political crisis with two elections for which Netanyahu could not obtain sufficient support to form a government and a third that led to a failed coalition government. A change of government that however does … Read more

MOROCCO FROM POLICE OFFICER TO RACKATEER
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Last April Brahim Gali, president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, was hospitalized in Spain1. This caused a political crisis between Morocco and Spain since the Moroccan regime felt that its strategic interests were under attack by offering medical assistance to the leader of the Polisario Front with whom they have resumed hostilities last year. Despite Morocco’s efforts to dissociate Spain from the EU, the truth is that the European Union has supported the Spanish state in the crisis.Germany is rejecting … Read more

AFGHANISTAN WHAT NOW?
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The 29th of February 2020 the US government signed the Doha Agreement with the Taliban1, with the alleged objective of bringing peace to Afghanistan. The Taliban did not finally respect the entirety of said agreement, making the previous afghan government flee and taking absolute power in the Asian country. After the shameful runaway, much alike that of Saigon in the 70s, protagonized by the western powers, it was stated the fear unleashed over the afghan population that encouraged them to … Read more

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