THE ZAPATISTA CARAVAN WAS IN VIGO
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Last Tuesday, June 22, the first group of the Zapatista delegation of the “Tour for Life” disembarked in the port of Vigo, a journey of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation through the five continents, with the idea of “holding meetings, dialogues, exchanges of ideas, experiences, analysis and collaborations among those of us who are engaged in the struggle for Life”. The first group to come, Escuadrón 421, is made up of 7 people, although the entire delegation will be made … Read more

REPSOL SIGNALED FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
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On the 21st day, called by Rebelión por el Clima, we met with a hundred activists at the Repsol research center in Móstoles to participate in a blockade action against the transnational, leader in GHG emissions in the Spanish state, to denounce the responsibility of the company in the climate crisis and request the cessation of its fossil activities as soon as possible, and no later than 2040. We chose this research center because Repsol likes to wash its face … Read more

NORTHERN LIGHTS TO FIX CO2?
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Northern Lights is a Norwegian government funded carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that is drilling test wells in the North Sea in order to find a suitable location to store CO2. The project is led by Shell and Total as well as Equinor which has also joined them. What is intended is that when the CO2 reaches a terminal on land it can be channeled to subsea wells as published in Energypost by Lee Beck1, advisor to the Global … Read more

SPAIN, ACCOMPLICE OF THE WAR IN YEMEN
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The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha González Laya has made a tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Quatar with the aim of “relaunching political and economic relations with the region”1 . Although the specific reason for her trip was the signing of economic arms sales agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia at a time when these countries use such weaponsto perpetrate their war crimes in Yemen2. One of the countries visited … Read more

GALICIA: NO MILLS BUT MULTINATIONALS
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There is a boom in requests to install large wind farms currently in Galicia. There are more than 301 that add up to more than 2500 MW representing more than the half of the installed power in Galicia in 20202. his supposes an impact on Galician society and the environment that has not taken place for replication or debate from the institutions which has meant the emergence of numerous movements and initiatives that bring together social, environmental and neighborhood groups that … Read more

TRIAL OF WAR CRIMES IN PALESTINE
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken the first step to initiate an investigation concerning war crimes in Palestine1, after confirming that Palestine is a State party to the court. In oral hearings held in February 2020 countries allied to Israel such as Germany, Australia, Hungary or the Czech Republic tried to have Palestine not considered part of the ICC, but the judges ruled that “regardless of the status of Palestine under of general international law, its adherence to the … Read more

WHAT IS “DEMOCRATIC NORMALITY”?
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Pablo Iglesias commented that “there is no situation of full political and democratic normality in Spain”1 in relation to the situation of Junqueras and Puigdemont, one imprisoned and the other one exiled in Belgium. This statement was not sit very well in his coalition with the third vice president Nadia Calviño indignantly replying that “Spain is a full democracy”2 and Minister Ábalos declaring that all normality implies “elements of abnormality”3. Suddenly a good number of politicians of different stripes are pushed to … Read more

FRONTEX: CORRUPTION, INTRANSPARENCIES AND VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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The European Border Agency Frontex could have carried out thousands of “hot” returns of migrants, a practice by which they are expelled at the very moment they try to cross the border without being applied the country’s immigration legislation . A video from October 2020 in the magazine Der Spiegel1 shows a return in the middle of the Aegean Sea of a boat with refugees. Fabrice Leggeri, director of Frontex, denied that an agency flight coincided with that return2 but according to … Read more

COVID FUNDS: SUPPORT OF PRIVATE CAPITAL
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The health emergency has only accelerated an economic crisis that was already existing due to a very wide inequality gap since the 2008 crisis that the pandemic has deepened even further1. The solution proposed by the European Union is the most ambitious package of funds in its history of 750,000 million euros2. However although the pandemic affects the most vulnerable groups everything indicates that the efforts are once again aimed atrefloating or propping up the economic elites. In June 2013 Angela … Read more

THE MANIPULATION BUSINESS IN THE NETWORKS
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A scandal related to the disclosure of personal data of Facebook users to the company Cambridge Analytica1 highlighted the danger of companies in the field of data mining and the abuse of social networks as manipulation tools for politics in 2018. Three years later on January the 13tha study by the Oxford Internet Institute2 again shows that the burgeoning business of misinformation and manipulation continues. The report stated that companies are existing which create professionally organized tampering campaigns on social mediaoperate … Read more

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