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04.06.2016

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for your support of ILRF’s work to advance dignity and justice for workers worldwide! Our 2015 Annual Report catalogues some of the highlights from our work last year, which you helped make possible. Perhaps the most poignant success of 2015 was securing full… »

01.06.2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Dead Heat in California

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Dead Heat in California

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both campaigning in California ahead of the June 7 primary, where polls are showing the two in a dead heat. Bernie Sanders has focused his campaign energy into the California primary in recent weeks. He spoke at a rally in San… »

31.05.2016

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies

Bernie Sanders on Saturday crisscrossed Southern California with rallies at Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Aiming to speak to more than 200,000 Californians during the month before the June 7 presidential primary election, Sanders already was more than half-way to that goal after he 6,000… »

31.05.2016

Acting Out to Change Laws

Acting Out to Change Laws

By Jarrett Lyons It’s not often that those who have the experience of homelessness get to create laws that practically address their day-to-day struggles. Yet this May, LGBT youth and veterans who have experienced homelessness performed plays about their daily challenges, discussed the problems publicly with… »

29.05.2016

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

Veterans For Peace Calls for Nuclear Disarmament in Our Lifetime Obama at Hiroshima: “We must change our mindset about war itself.” President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima has been the subject of much commentary and debate.  Peace activists, scientists and even the New York Times called on Obama to use… »

27.05.2016

Open letter to American soldiers from the Czech Republic

Open letter to American soldiers from the Czech Republic

American military forces will cross the territory of the Czech Republic from May 27-30 in operation Saber Strike. The media are downplaying the event so as not to awaken the sensitivity in the Czech people that ended plans to build a US military base there in 2009. This crossing is… »

24.05.2016

DiEM25 member Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

DiEM25 member Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Lauded British director and DiEM25 member, Ken Loach, was awarded his second Palme d’Or last night at the Cannes Film Festival for I, Daniel Blake. The film, which portrays a disabled man’s struggle with England’s social welfare system, heralds Loach’s long time preoccupation with social politics. In his acceptance… »

24.05.2016

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

WASHINGTON, DC – Over seventy prominent scholars and activists, including Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to visit with Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima this Friday after the Group of Seven… »

20.05.2016

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Dear Reader, Eighteen months ago Biram Dah Abeid was arrested during a peaceful anti-slavery protest, imprisoned and sentenced to two years in a Mauritanian prison for “inciting hatred.” This week his second appeal hearing has FINALLY brought about justice. Biram has been freed, and the Walk Free Community has played a huge part in… »

18.05.2016

Sanders Wins Oregon, Kentucky Too Close to Call

Sanders Wins Oregon, Kentucky Too Close to Call

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday was declared the winner of the Democratic Party primary in Oregon. And in Kentucky, The Associated Press said the outcome was too close to call. “This is the beginning of the final push to win California,” Sanders told a rally of 11,168 supporters at… »

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