Two weeks ago, the Intercept, in partnership with Sentient Media, a new media company devoted to the issue of animal rights, launched the debut episode of our eight-part video series covering all aspects of the animal rights movement: political, economic, environmental, cultural, racial, labor and public health. That debut episode was devoted to a discussion of why […]
After 50 years of struggle, 10 years of physical occupation and over 11,000 canisters of tear gas, that rarest of things happened to one of France’s most infamous social movements: they won. In January 2018, plans for the Gran Ouest airport, in the making for half a century, were cancelled. The 4,000-acre territory known as […]
Prof. Khalid Ahmad says that what looks like military coup against Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir, is actually of the president’s own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him The post Sudan’s President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him appeared first on The Real News Network.
It may seem far-off, but we can already see, amid the clamour for climate action, support for dangerous distractions such as -national justice and equity dimensions. They correctly frame equity as non-negotiable and as the key to climate ambition rather than an obstacle. This is exactly the kind of attitude that the world urgently needs […]
Germany is abuzz about a new movement to expropriate 240,000 apartments from large landowners in order to halt rapidly rising rents in Berlin The post Rising Rents Threaten Berlin’s Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation appeared first on The Real News Network.
When May announced that she was turning to him for an agreement that would secure a parliamentary majority, she left the ERG group gasping with horror and astonishment as they listened. But they have only themselves to blame. The previous weekend she had called their leaders to Chequers. There, they offered her a devilish pact. […]
The weekly protests by the yellow vest movement (“Gilets Jaunes”) continued across France amid a heightened security presence in response to a resurgence of violence on the Champs-Élysées the week before. Burnt debris litters the street following a March 23 clash between police and a group of yellow vest protesters near the 10th Arrondissement in […]
Ocupa Política, a coalition that brings together politicians and movements from across the country, exemplifies this new generation of progressives. The initiative has already seen success, with the election of 16 legislative candidatures at the federal and state levels in 2018. Ocupa Política’s members come from multiple parties, and the initiative is managed independently, rather […]
Children’s crusades do not necessarily end well. During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it wound its way towards Palestine. In 1212, a boy of 12 is said to have […]
There’s a sports cliche, often applied to political races, that devalues strong-but-losing contenders: “Close only counts in horseshoes,” they snort. For building a progressive movement, however, candidates, staffers and volunteers who lose a vote but run good campaigns — especially in tough political terrain — are, in fact, winners. Their campaigns attract new activists; develop […]
Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry says prominent opposition figure Sharodiddin Gadoev has returned to the Central Asian country from abroad and “is sorry for his deeds,” while a colleague claims that he was abducted in Russia. The ministry said in a brief statement that the 33-year-old leader of the opposition Group 24 movement, who has been living […]