Chicago – On Sunday, the 20th of May, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans for Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people. Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the direction of the NATO summit.
25 April 2012 at The CUNY Graduate Center: David Graeber and David Harvey discuss their new books, Debt: The First 5000 Years, and Rebel Cities, respectively. Sponsored by Verso Books and The CUNY Center for Place, Culture and Politics
Video from the Public meeting organised by Oliver Vardakoulias (New Economics Foundation), Costas Todoulos (Antarsya) in the School Of African Studies in London.
Wielding just nail-polish remover, a camera and an “Against Nazis” tote bag, Irmela Mensah-Schramm is a one-of-a-kind fighter against Germany’s increasingly threatening far-right scene. Walking the streets of the depressed east Berlin district of Lichtenberg on the hunt for racist and pro-fascist graffiti, 66-year-old Mensah-Schramm’s diminutive frame belies a crusader’s iron will.
The above video shows the attacks of Assad’s forces in the city of Duma Assad. Yesterday (23/4/2012) news agencies reported that UN observers visited the outskirts of Damascus to oversee the ceasefire.
25-3-2011, Greece, Police attempt to arrest journalist Nectarios Dargakis twice. The first time, town councillor Petros Kostantinou was also arrested, and both are released after he called a government minister from inside the police van. The second time, Nectarios Dargakis did get arrested. In both incidents officers tried to stop photojournalists from filming.
When we talk about the world’s hunger problems, there are several countries we associate with them, the UK is not usually one of them. But poverty campaigners are warning that government cuts and high food prices are making it impossible for many people to feed their families. Now some charities are organising for the vast amounts of perfectly good food thrown away by supermarkets to be distributed to those in need.
Video from the 24-hour general strike against labor reforms and austerity measures in Spain. Around 800.000 protested in Barcelona (according to El Pais), 200.000 in Madrid and 250.000 in Valencia. Clashes occurred in Barcelona and Malaga, while the police made extensive use of chemicals and attacked the protesters with plastic bullets. (Found out more ») The above video is from Salamanca and shows mainly the anarchosyndicalists of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo in action.
EL: Το τελευταίο αντίο στον αυτόχειρα του Συντάγματος, Δημήτρη Χριστούλα είπαν χθες στις 2 μ.μ. φίλοι, συγγενείς και συναγωνιστές του καθώς και πλήθος κόσμου. Η πολιτική κηδεία του πραγματοποιήθηκε στον αύλειο χώρο του Α’ Νεκροταφείου Αθηνών…