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19.04.2016

Only the people should be able to keep or bring down Dilma and other politicians elected in Brazil

Only the people should be able to keep or bring down Dilma and other politicians elected in Brazil

They want to bring Dilma down through an impeachment trial decided by federal deputies.  For us, as humanists, politicians don’t represent us.  This form of impeachment in which the people don’t decide is an institutional coup d’état, one power (legislative) brings down another power (executive). For us, the main question… »

19.04.2016

Brazil’s elite move ahead with ‘coup’ as Rousseff impeached by lower house

Brazil’s elite move ahead with ‘coup’ as Rousseff impeached by lower house

Workers’ Party president Dilma Rousseff is not accused of any crimes—while right-wing politicians voting to impeach her are investigated for corruption.  by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Brazil’s embattled leftist president Dilma Roussef watched on Sunday as right-wing opponents in congress voted in overwhelming numbers to impeach… »

15.04.2016

Rejection of the parliamentary coup attempt in Brazil

Rejection of the parliamentary coup attempt in Brazil

The Special Legislative Commission of the Congress of the Republic of Brazil has approved the proposal to send the impeachment proceedings to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies, under the central accusation that the Brazilian President violated fiscal norms, by masking a budget deficit. We consider that this supposed… »

06.04.2016

Brazil, musical impeachments and the Panama Papers

Brazil, musical impeachments and the Panama Papers

Brazilian House Speaker Eduardo Cunha, who is behind the ferocious campaign to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, has himself been found to be under suspicion that he carried out shady deals in the past. He is named in the Panama Papers for receiving bribes linked to offshore companies with links to… »

02.04.2016

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species… »

02.04.2016

Silo, a Spiritual Path – Winner in Hollywood

Silo, a Spiritual Path – Winner in Hollywood

Silo, a Spiritual Path – WINNER IN HOLLYWOOD – April 1, 2016 The documentary Silo, a Spiritual Path, Director Pablo Lavin is a WINNER IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES at The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, Los Angeles, California. Producer Francisco Granella commented: “We are very grateful to HIIDA for this important Award… »

31.03.2016

Colombia: New Peace Process with ELN

Colombia: New Peace Process with ELN

Agreement between the National Government and the National Liberation Army to establish peace talks in Colombia The government of the Republic of Colombia (National Government) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), hereby known as “the delegations,” as a result of the confidential and exploratory talks, and due to their disposition… »

29.03.2016

It’s not anti-Dilma, or anti-Lula, it’s anti the progress of the Brazilian people

It’s not anti-Dilma, or anti-Lula, it’s anti the progress of the Brazilian people

By Ilka Oliva Corado. The word “people” frightens the business elite, the bourgeoisie and the Latin American middle class, they become uneasy when they hear about the working class, let alone when the impassioned cry of rebellious peasants resounds like the echo of an erupting volcano. Indigenous people have spent… »

28.03.2016

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

By Nelsy Lizarazo. Universal or global citizenship is, according to the Dictionary of Humanitarian Action a principle, category or condition thanks to which anyone in any part of the world may be recognised as a subject with rights. It’s an established and accepted concept, at least in an international… »

28.03.2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

On Saturday 19th of March the 5th annual Slutwalk (la Marcha de las Putas) took place in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds of men, women, boys and girls, young and old marched through the streets of Quito calling for respect for diversity and denouncing violence and discrimination against women. A… »

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