AFGHANISTAN: ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR NATO AND THE US
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The United States, together with its NATO allies, has staged its definitive withdrawal from Afghanistan in Bagram. On May 1, US forces began their process of withdrawing from Afghanistan, after twenty years fighting in what is so far the longest war in US history1. The decision to leave Afghanistan was agreed in the historic agreement between the Taliban and the US, which was signed on February 29, 2019 in Doha, with the aim of finding a way to end the … Read more

SAREB ENTERS INTO PUBLIC DEBT
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Since last March 23rdthe European Union obliges the Spanish State to count the debt of the Spanish bad bank Sareb in the Spanish public debt1. That means that 35 billion euros will be added to the accounting of the public debt of Spain, so it raise from 117% to 120% of GDP. Sareb was created with the objective of buying all toxic and problematic assets that the banks had in order to “clean” their balance sheets. The Minister of Economy … Read more

45 YEARS AFTER THE COUP D’ÉTAT IN ARGENTINA
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This past March 24th marked the 45th anniversary of the coup in Argentina led by the military man Videla and which gave way to the dictatorship (1976-1983) that plunged the Latin American country into repression, violence and a wave of regression in human rights.As every year the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice was commemorated. For the second consecutive year, the annual march is not held, in which punishment is requested for the responsible persons of the dictatorship … Read more

THE CASE OF SARAH EVERAD: FEMINICIDES AND HYPERVIGILANCE
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On March 3rd Sarah Everad disappeared. Days later a corpse was found whose remains corresponded to the 33-year-old woman and a police officer was charged with kidnapping and murder in London after the body of the missing girl was identified. The case has caused quite a stir in the UK1. On March 13th hundreds of women walked together on the streets in South London to demand better security2. They marched with candles and flowers but the metropolitan police received them … Read more

MADRID: SOCIAL SPACES IN DANGER
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Since the beginning of his mayoralty in June 2019 José Luis Martínez-Almeidahas not stopped fighting everything that seems to be left: Social movements, feminism, 15-M, Self-managed Social Centers ( CSAs) or organizations dedicated to historical memory. All this could be due to an ideological militancy of the extreme right or, as many suggest, it could well be due to the need to satisfy VOX, its majority partner in the government1. With regard to their fight against feminism, we have the … Read more

THE RISK TO FIGHT FOR ABORTION IN ANDORRA
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The situation in Andorra with regard to gender rights is largely unknown, despite its geographical proximity. One of the reasons is the Andorran government’s own willingness to project an image of modernity, taking into account that 54.5% of the country’s GDP1 (in 2015) is based on the Services sector. However this image is far from reality. In a country where all laws must be approved by one of the co-princes they have as heads of state and where one of them … Read more

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

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

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