Τρίτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2015

A Native American Activist Died in Police Custody and Nobody Is Talking About It

By Zak Cheney-Rice 

Δευτέρα, 27 Ιουλίου 2015

Human rights for cats and dogs: Spanish town council votes overwhelmingly in favour of defining pets as 'non-human residents'

If the Magna Carta marked the birth of human rights, today we may have reached its apotheosis. In Spain, or at least in one Spanish town, politicians have just voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating what are effectively human rights for dogs and cats.

The town council in Trigueros del Valle, a municipality of about 330 people in the Castile and León region, ....

Σάββατο, 18 Ιουλίου 2015

Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουλίου 2015

Thousands of protesters today outside Greek Parliament - Government



As the SYRIZA government debates inside the Parliament on the austerity package demanded by EU, at the same time they have ordered that riot police responds violently against demonstrators.  







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The Greek people protest against the Parliament’s vote on eurozone agreement - Violent police repression

Members of the Greek Parliament, led by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, convened in Athens, July 15, to debate and vote on the agreement proposed by the Eurozone leaders’ Monday morning following over 16 hours long lasting negotiations in Brussels. The agreement, if backed by the Greek Parliament, will give a way to a fresh pack of austerity measures and economic reforms in exchange for a third bailout and Greece’s place in the Eurozone.

Protesters gathered on the streets of Athens to state their disagreement on the new era of austerity measures. I Don't Pay Movement dynamically protested a big NO to slavery, which is approaching through new austerity measures .  
A large part of central Athens was closed to traffic and pedestrians as police mounted a huge security operation to allow politicians access to parliament by car. At a rally of more than 20,000 in Syntagma Square, police responded with teargas to push the protesters away from barricades erected to protect the parliament building. 

Around 5,000 officers, including hundreds of riot and motorcycle police, used parked buses and crowd barriers to prevent protesters from encircling the building.
Police guarded the parliamentary vote on austerity cuts needed for IMF and EU bailout.



We will not be slaves !

I Don't Pay Movement in preparation for today's demonstration in central Athens.

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Τρίτη, 7 Ιουλίου 2015

Why I'm An Animal Rights Activist When There Is So Much Human Suffering In The World



Rescued mom and babies at Poplar Spring Sanctuary, Poolesville, MD. photo by Deb Durant. Photo by Deb Durant



Before I was an animal rights activist, I was a budding human rights activist. While in law school, I helped victims of domestic violence obtain personal protection orders. 

I studied human rights and refugee law, participated in an asylum clinic, spent all my summer legal internships working with refugee organizations and focused primarily on helping women who were victims of gender-based persecution and violence such as honor crimes, forced genital mutilation, sex-trafficking, and rape.


My first client let me touch the shrapnel that was embedded under the skin in her knee after the Taliban had bombed her village in Afghanistan and killed most of her family. I also represented men when they were in need, like the gentle Congolese man who had been tortured, and had the marks on his body to prove it, because of dubious ties to the wrong political party.
Refugees and victims of gender based violence are an incredibly vulnerable and deserving group of humans. Many of them have no family, no country. Many live their lives in fear. Without the help of international aid groups and non-governmental organizations, they are at constant risk of exploitation, abuse, persecution, homelessness, and death. And yet, I have chosen to dedicate myself and my life to the animals. 




I'm sure every animal activist has been challenged on this point: 

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Πέμπτη, 2 Ιουλίου 2015

Pro NO march to this Sunday's referendum

The government SYRIZA - ANEL, squashed by the globalised capitalist crisis, is now trying to 'throw the ball' to the Greek people, by calling a referendum.

The " I Don't Pay Movement " was born by a critical mass of everyday working people. On this basis we are now inviting all citizens of this country, to say a big NO to the international exploiters.

But the real question is what social class withholds the country's wealth and the means of production.  If we are still governed by a handful of bankers, constructors, media owners, shipowners, industrialists and corrupted politicians, the people will still lead to poverty, misery and ultimatelly, to suicide.
We do not rely on any referendums that they will get Greece out of the crisis but, first and foremost, we count on our collective struggles at all levels!

The people should say NO, whilst fighting simultaneously for:
  • clearing the public and private debt
  • free access of all citizens to all public social goods, such as electricity, water, health, education, roads, beaches, etc.
  • the nationalisation of the banks under the control of workers
  • the exemplary punishment of those who led the country to this situation and speculated on the bones of the people.

We call on the people to continue the struggle in coordinated and more intense ways for radical social changes. This is the only way to conquer all those we are entitled to.




















Photos below are from Thursday's march with tens of thousands people in Central Athens,
shouting to a big NO, not only regarding the referendum, but to all kind of people's exploiters.








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