All content tagged: Solidarity and Activism

Aletho News - 2013-07-31 - Original post - cached version
By gthomas2219  · July 17, 2013

This essay will explore the impact that the Cocaleros and Evo Morales have had on Bolivia over the recent history. The impact of the Cocaleros will be shown in their central role in establishing a platform for Morales to rise to...

Aletho News - 2013-07-29 - Original post - cached version
By Michael Uhl | In the Mind Field | July 21, 2013

The Vietnam War seems to be drawing attention increasingly from researchers born during or after the tumultuous decade in which that deadly drama played out.  One sees mostly this generation’s higher profile works, like...

Aletho News - 2013-07-29 - Original post - cached version
By Lawrence Davidson | July 28, 2013

Part I – Happy Birthday, BDS

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed toward Israel is eight years old. It was started back in 2005, when a coalition of Palestine-based social and economic organizations...

Aletho News - 2013-07-27 - Original post - cached version
27th July 2013 | Stop Prawer Plan | Palestine

We call on international solidarity activists to organize demonstrations on 1 August in their own cities, and to spread awareness of the biggest impending ethnic cleansing campaign against Palestinians by Israel since 1948...

Aletho News - 2013-07-27 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 27, 2013

Brazilians have taken to the streets of the two megacities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to protest the costly week-long visit of Pope Francis to the country.

On Friday, hundreds of demonstrators faced off with 1.5 million Catholic...

Aletho News - 2013-07-21 - Original post - cached version
Part one, section one of an investigative report by Cory Morningstar | Wrong Kind of Green | September 10, 2012

“I wish you a refreshing bath of conscience, I wish that you may be able to try out looking at others eye to eye, I wish that the spring of truth...

Aletho News - 2013-07-19 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 19, 2013

The Iranian Oil Ministry says Tehran and Baghdad have agreed to explore and develop oil and gas fields lying along the common border between the neighboring OPEC members, Press TV reports.

The ministry added that the two sides have agreed...

Aletho News - 2013-07-17 - Original post - cached version
Dr Kelly Inquest Campaign
  2pm  PHOTOCALL     The campaign to re-open the inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly is holding a silent, gagged, protest outside the Royal...
Aletho News - 2013-07-14 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 13, 2013

The Chinese government says it will ‘respect public opinion’ and scrap a planned $6 billion nuclear processing plant in the southern province of Guandong after hundreds of protesters took to the streets to voice opposition to the project.


Aletho News - 2013-07-14 - Original post - cached version
By Ewan Robertson | Carnegie Council | July 10, 2013

CREDIT: Manu Dias, (CC)

Venezuela’s foreign policy under the late President Hugo Chávez, and now his successor Nicolas Maduro, has been subject to sharply differing interpretations. Some observers see the oil-...

Aletho News - 2013-07-13 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 12, 2013

South American countries belonging to the Mercosur trade bloc have decided to withdraw their ambassadors for consultations from European countries involved in the grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane.

“We’ve taken a number of actions in...

Aletho News - 2013-07-11 - Original post - cached version
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford | July 10, 2013

About 30,000 California prisoners have joined the hunger strike begun, on Monday, by inmates at the Secure Housing Units at Pelican Bay. That’s more than four times as many as joined Pelican...

Aletho News - 2013-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Parents of US Activist: Police Investigation was Shockingly Negligent

International Solidarity Movement | July 9, 2013

Jerusalem - Tristan Anderson (41, of Oakland, CA) was severely wounded after having been shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas grenade...

Aletho News - 2013-07-09 - Original post - cached version
Weekly News Update on the Americas | July 7, 2013

The southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas released nine indigenous prisoners from its Los Llanos prison near San Cristóbal de las Casas in the state’s highland region on July 4. State governor Manuel Velasco Coello...

Aletho News - 2013-07-04 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 3, 2013

A Turkish court has blocked a redevelopment project for Istanbul’s Taksim Square after the country was rocked by four weeks of anti-government protests.

The court ruling is seen as a big blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had...

Aletho News - 2013-07-02 - Original post - cached version

Weekly News Update on the Americas | July 1, 2013

On June 24 Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff began a week of meetings with various groups—youths, unionists, campesinos, political party leaders, state governors, congressional leaders and Supreme Court members—...

Aletho News - 2013-06-30 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 30, 2013

Indian security forces have shot dead at least two people in the north of Indian-administered Kashmir, prompting huge anti-India protests.

An Indian police official said that soldiers surrounded a few houses in the village of Markondal in...

Aletho News - 2013-06-28 - Original post - cached version
By Lawrence Davidson | Consortium News | June 27, 2013

Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Consul General for New York and also “the founding head of Israel’s brand-management team and the originator of the Brand Israel movement,” recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Post (June 19...

Aletho News - 2013-06-28 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 28, 2013

Ecuador renounced trade benefits which the US threatened to revoke over the Latin American country’s consideration of harboring NSA leaker Edward Snowden. It offered $23 million a year to fund human rights education for Americans instead.


Aletho News - 2013-06-28 - Original post - cached version

“We will not give up; to give up is to die”

International Solidarity Movement | June 27, 2013

Susiya, Occupied Palestine - Today, June 27, 2013, the Israeli Civil Administration served thirty-four demolition orders in the Susiya village, which is in Area C and...

Aletho News - 2013-06-28 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 26, 2013

Brazil’s legislative body has thrown out a proposed constitutional amendment, which was a key grievance of protesters across the country. The government is also planning to introduce a range of political reforms to appease demonstrators.


Aletho News - 2013-06-27 - Original post - cached version
Al-Akhbar | June 27, 2013

Turkey said on Wednesday it had asked Twitter to set up a representative office inside the country, which could give it a tighter rein over the micro-blogging site it has accused of helping stir weeks of anti-government protests.


Aletho News - 2013-06-26 - Original post - cached version
By Kyle Barron | NACLA | June 25 2013

Hundreds crammed into a room for over six hours, passing around the microphone so that everyone could weigh in. The protestors, mostly students, called the meeting in order to better articulate their message after Rio de Janeiro’s...

Aletho News - 2013-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Using technology to keep the government in check

By Jerry Brito | Reason | June 18, 2013

We now know what we have long suspected: that the National Security Agency is collecting the phone call records of all Americans. And we are now justified in suspecting what...

Aletho News - 2013-06-24 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 24, 2013

Sixty prominent Bulgarian intellectuals have issued a special declaration against ‘plutocracy’ in the country, calling for an end to rule by the wealthy and a return to democracy.

The so-called charter for disbanding the plutocratic model...

Aletho News - 2013-06-23 - Original post - cached version
By Dennis J Bernstein | Consortium News | June 21, 2013

In early 2003, as the U.S. and British governments were seeking international acquiescence to their aggressive war on Iraq, an unexpected cog thrown into the propaganda machine was the disclosure that the National...

Aletho News - 2013-06-22 - Original post - cached version
By Saed Bannoura | IMEMC | June 22, 2013

The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, reported Friday that dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding four...

Aletho News - 2013-06-19 - Original post - cached version
Michel De Souza · June 15, 2013

Durante os protestos essa semana no Rio eu fiz um registro do registro das minhas fotografias.
É um video que conta exatamente momentos antes de cada fotografia tirada, acho que além disso, conta a história de algo que parece estar...

Aletho News - 2013-06-19 - Original post - cached version
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons | June 19, 2013

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes President Obama’s announcement in Berlin today calling for a world without nuclear weapons and the readiness to pursue further...

Aletho News - 2013-06-19 - Original post - cached version
By Doha Shams | Al-Akhbar | June 18, 2013

Since the start of the protests and ensuing unrest in Turkey, a peculiar tradition has emerged in Istanbul. As the soon as the clock strikes 9 pm, a chorus of percussion – banging pots and pans – emanates from open windows in “...

Aletho News - 2013-06-18 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 17, 2013

Mass protests continued throughout Brazil on Monday, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converging in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brasilia and other cities.

Protests initially began last week following a...

Aletho News - 2013-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Cold Nights in an Indifferent World

By SARAH MARUSEK | CounterPunch | June 17, 2013

In the eyes of many Westerners, Gaza is a dangerous and war torn place. Even activists, including myself, often imagine Gaza primarily as a place of suffering, and one that has...

Aletho News - 2013-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Brazilian police block protesters from entering Maracana soccer stadium in Rio on June 16, 2013
Press TV – June 17, 2013

Brazilian police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of about 3,000 people protesting outside Rio de Janeiro’s...

Aletho News - 2013-06-17 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | June 17, 2013

Two of Turkey’s main trade unions started a nationwide strike on Monday after police cleared protests from Istanbul protest park.

The KESK and DISK trade unions, who together represent hundreds of thousands of workers, called a one-day...

Aletho News - 2013-06-16 - Original post - cached version
Compiled by Niqnaq | June 10, 2013

Partial List of NGOs Involved in BDS and Their Funders

NGO Monitor, Jul 14 2011

(Originally produced Apr 7 2010, updated Jul 14 2011)

Primary Funders Funding Amount Central Involvement...
Aletho News - 2013-06-16 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 16, 2013

Turkey’s European Union minister has warned that Turkish police will consider protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square as members or supporters of terrorist groups.

“I request our citizens who supported the protests until today kindly to...

Aletho News - 2013-06-16 - Original post - cached version
By James Petras | June 14, 2013

The exposure of the Obama regime’s use of the National Security Agency to secretly spy on the communications of hundreds of millions of US and overseas citizens has provoked world-wide denunciations. In the United States, despite...

Aletho News - 2013-06-14 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | June 14, 2013

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the center of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as “positive”.

It marked the first easing...

Aletho News - 2013-06-13 - Original post - cached version
By Denis Culum | The Argentina Independent | June 12, 2013

Economy ministers of member countries of Banco del Sur are meeting today in Caracas to define the operational details and implementation of this financial institution – a new regional funding entity independent...

Aletho News - 2013-06-07 - Original post - cached version

American organizations are telling Congress to oppose visa waivers for Israel, which routinely denies entry to Palestinian Americans and American activists who want to work in or even visit Israel and Palestine. The Arab American Institute is collecting stories of American citizens who have...
Aletho News - 2013-06-07 - Original post - cached version
breakingtheset · May 31, 2013

Abby Martin looks back at the third anniversary of the Gaza flotilla siege, and presents Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American poet and activist, who uses his educational art to perform the poems ‘Normalize This’ and ‘Refuse’. Abby speaks to...

Aletho News - 2013-06-07 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 7, 2013

Pro-Palestine campaigners have staged a protest at the annual meeting of shareholders of disgraced security firm G4S in London, calling for an end to the firm’s Israeli prison contracts.

G4S meeting on June 6 was twice disrupted by...

Aletho News - 2013-06-07 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 6, 2013

South African human rights groups, trade unions and major civil society organisations are calling for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme* to exclude Israel from diamond processing.

The certification scheme is designed to stop ‘conflict...

Aletho News - 2013-06-04 - Original post - cached version
By Hüsnü Mahalli | Al-Akhbar | June 3, 2013

Overnight, what was once a consensus on the stability of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government turned into a schism. The barrier of fear collapsed and demonstrations spread throughout the country, leading to...

Aletho News - 2013-06-03 - Original post - cached version
By İnsanlik Hali | defnesumanblogs | June 1, 2013

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media sources are shut down by the...

Aletho News - 2013-06-02 - Original post - cached version
Prensa Latina | June 1, 2013

La Paz – While visiting this capital, Colombian ex senator Piedad Córdoba expressed her intention to run for president in the next elections in her country, according to press reports.

Cordoba visited the cities of Sucre and La Paz to...

Aletho News - 2013-06-01 - Original post - cached version
By Daniel McAdams | LRC | June 1, 2013

After nearly a week of increasing public protests in Turkey, ostensibly over government plans to turn a last bit of green space in Istanbul into another shopping mall, matters became far more serious on Friday. Riot police...

Aletho News - 2013-06-01 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | May 31, 2013

Canada’s largest Protestant church, the United Church of Canada, has decided to boycott three Israeli companies as part of its campaign against products manufactured in illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The “Unsettling...

Aletho News - 2013-06-01 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | June 1, 2013

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at demonstrators in central Istanbul, wounding scores of people and prompting rallies in other cities in the fiercest anti-government protests in years.

Thousands of demonstrators...

Aletho News - 2013-05-31 - Original post - cached version
RT | May 30, 2013

The former CIA analyst who spoke out against the agency’s use of torture says he’s been deemed a “threat to public safety” and is serving his prison sentence in a crowded jail cell despite being promised admission to a federal work camp.



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