Alternatiba : solutions to fight against climate change

TRANSLATED BY CORALIE FRACHISSE On September 22, the 4th Alternatiba Leman festival took place in Geneva, Switzerland. A festival which offers local alternatives to live and consume in a more sustainable way and in agreement with our environment. The Bastion park was filled with thousands of people for the occasion. “Changing the system not the climate” […]

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Nicolas Maduro’s re-election under scrutiny

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CHRISTI DU TOIT On the 20th of May, in a rather unsurprising turn of events, it was announced that former president Nicolas Maduro had been re-elected to lead Venezuela, a country struggling with national crisis since 2014. Both the people of Venezuela and the international community have reacted […]

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Iraq: the problematic nature of Shia militias

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER In post-Daesh Iraq, the difficult task of political reconstruction has begun. The Shia militias, who played a major role in the defeat of the Islamic State, now intend to make their mark. The regaining of territories has given way to a new, equally crucial conquest: that […]

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A case of ‘double standards’ in Twitter’s enforcement policy?

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND GENEVIEVE SILK With around 330 million ‘monthly active’ users, Twitter is the 12th most popular social network in the world. Created in 2006, the platform allows users to write tweets of up to 280 characters, as well as following other users and retweeting content from a multitude of accounts, from […]

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Canada: What rights for women?

TRANSLATED BY FLORENT CLERQ AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN From Hollywood to Paris, women rights are in the spotlight. A country said to be young, open-minded and progressive, what is the situation in Canada? Here’s an overview. A brief history of Canadian women rights In 2017, the Canadian Confederation celebrated its 150 years. In addition […]

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Colombia’s struggle for peace

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER It has been over a year since the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a far-left guerrilla movement, signed a peace agreement, and since the latter’s transformation into a political party. This agreement is yet to be received unanimously by the people […]

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Image d'illustration. Crédit Hernán Piñera.

Argentina : A Second Wind for the Teachers’ Battle.

TRANSLATED BY CORALIE FRACHISSE AND NIAMH WEEKES Since March 6, Argentinian teachers have been strike to defend the working conditions they are facing under Macri’s government. ‘ As long as there will be masters standing, there won’t be people on their knees’ is one of the movement’s slogans, asking for the opening of the paritarias. […]

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