prospect of execution of two Australians in Indonesia has caught international
media attention, amid Australian protest. But these are part of a wider
official spasm, in a country dominated by a ‘tough on crime’ narrative.
The call for national mobilisation to oppose shale-gas exploitation in Algeria has been a success. But despite uninterrupted, growing protests and recent clashes, the Algerian government is pressing ahead with its shale-gas development plans.
I ask you to stand in solidarity with the just struggle of the Greek people, which is also the struggle of every citizen. Our people have been asked to go hungry to bail out debts created by a wealthy minority, not just in the country but internationally.
The Italian minister of foreign
affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, said that Italy’s mostly German-speaking
region is an example for solving ethnic disputes in Ukraine and beyond. This is a flawed and dangerous piece of advice.
Following a Latin American coup, the first act of the generals and commanders
responsible was to remove the executive; the second was to shut down the
legislative. Rarely, if ever, did they touch the judiciary. Español.
The first ever parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK has published its report today. Finding that we detain far too many people for far too long, the report calls for radical structural change to the system.
The Controller of the BBC’s archive strategy maintains the
institution’s fundamental role within the media ecology and argues that
the Licence Fee should safeguard a new democratic digital public space.
International law lacks stringent mechanisms for ensuring worker protection in global supply chains. It is the responsibility of the wealthy nations which are home to major corporations to fill this legal gap.