The UN has found “ample evidence” of war crimes committed by both sides in the religious conflict that has devastated the Central African Republic. Despite the seriousness of the situation, this crisis has received only limited attention in the West. Michael Hayworth discusses the human rights abuses currently occurring in the Central African Republic and Amnesty International’s campaign against these crimes.
Three years after the rise of Indignados (the Indignant Ones), that inspiring explosion of popular anger on the streets of Spain, the struggle against neo-liberal austerity continues with the stunning electoral success in the recent European parliamentary elections of Podemos (We Can), a new left wing party born out of the social movements. We caught up with one of Podemos’ candidates in that election, and a leading activist in the Andalusian Workers Union (SAT), Jesus Castillo.
With recent revelations mining company Idemitsu contracted spies to infiltrate protesters opposed to the expansion of coal at Maules Creek we speak to blogger and activist “Slackbastard” Andy Fleming about the history of this kind of strategy.