MINING AS A CAPITALIST PARADIGM
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On January 25, in Brumadinho, municipality of Minas Gerais (Brazil), one of the waste dams of an iron mine owned by the company Vale1, collapsed. This accident resulted in the death of at least 197 people and 111 more disappeared2, most of whom were mine workers. The sludge derived from the rupture flooded the Paraopeba River, one of the tributaries of the São Francisco River, with the consequent environmental impact on the species that inhabit it3. The responsibility for this … Read more

#FRIDAYSFORFUTURE, STUDENT STRIKE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
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The movement #FridaysForFuture1 has been summoning demonstrations, protests and student gatherings all over the planet every Friday since the end of 2018, which will culminate on March 152 with a global student strike to demand strong actions from the political class to reverse climate change. This movement took special momentum after the speech that Swedish student and activist Greta Thunberg gave on December 12, 2018 before the COP24 (United Nations Climate Change Conference)3. From that moment on weekly student demonstrations … Read more

DEMISE OF THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY
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On February 1, the US Government decided to unilaterally break the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed in 1987 between the US and the USSR. A day after Trump’s announcement, the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, also announced the withdrawal of this country from said treaty. The signing of this document dates from November 8, 1987, when the president of the USA, Ronald Reagan, and the general secretary of the CPSU, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reduce tensions between … Read more

STRASBOURG: PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM FOR KURDISTAN
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On February 16th, we concluded the Long March that took us to the French city of Strasbourg, where we closed the march with a big demonstration in the Gallic city, under the motto “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan “ This year the Long March, which is always celebrated coinciding with the anniversary of the imprisonment of the Kurdish leader Abudllah Öcalan, has special relevance because it celebrates its 20th anniversary. In order to make the situation … Read more

LUXEMBOURG: THE LONG MARCH BEGINS
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On February 11, the Long March began under the slogan “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan” which, together with over 50 activists, will take us across several territories throughout Europe, taking the city of Luxembourg as a starting point. The march, which brings together activists from the Kurdish liberation movement as well as various activists of internationalist organizations, aims to point out the current situation of the Kurdish people and demand the release of the leader of … Read more

COP24: IT IS CIVIL SOCIETY’S MOMENT
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Last December 15, the 24th Conference of the member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) concluded. Once again, it ruled out a new opportunity to effectively deal with the progressive increase in global temperature. The COP24 was characterized by the limited ambition of the states to develop the necessary measures to achieve the reduction of emissions committed in the Paris Agreement. Especially noteworthy is the strong pressure from the coal lobby, as well as the … Read more

G20 2018: A SUMMIT TO FORGET
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On November 30 and December 1, the 12th G20 Summit took place in Argentina, bringing together the leaders of the world’s leading economies and the European Union, as well as 14 international organizations. In turn, there was a Week of Action against the G20 and the IMF, which lasted between November 25 and December 1, with the aim of denouncing the neoliberal policies promoted by these two organizations. The G20 is made up of 19 countries from all continents and … Read more

THE FUTURE OF GALICIA WILL BE WITHOUT COAL
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Last December 1st, we took part in the global action against coal at the As Pontes thermal power plant (#ENDESA), organized by the platform Galicia, un Futuro sin Carbon (Galicia, a future without coal), with ECOAR))) and other social and environmental groups are members. 34% of CO2 emissions in Galicia are produced by the Meirama and As Pontes plants. So at 11:30 am we left the Uxío Novoneira square with the objective of making visible the rejection of the burning … Read more

13 EDITORA IS BORN!!
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This Sunday, November 25, 13 Editora finished placing the pillars of a project that is already a reality thanks to more than 50 people who, through their contributions to the crowdfunding campaign, facilitated the achievement of the budget for the first impulse that will start 13 Editora up. Being this a non-profit publishing project, of an independent nature, that arises under ECOAR)))’s framework, 13 Editora is born with the firm objective of spreading, in Galician language, reflexive works and practical … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE 2018: FOURTH YEAR RESISTING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
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Between the 25th and 29th of October an action against the lignite mines, one of the main responsible for CO2 polluting emissions, took place in Rhineland (Germany). Convened by the platform Ende Gelände, the action brought together thousands of activists for the fourth consecutive year to block mining activity in Rhineland and defend the Hambach Forest. More than 12,000 years old and with a high biodiversity, this forest  is threatened by the mining activity of the RWE company that uses … Read more

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