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.