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More than 130 million children worldwide have no teacher. Hundreds of millions more have teachers who do not have the training, support or conditions to guarantee a good education. Next week, millions of people around the world will do something about this, uniting their voices to call on governments to ensure that every child has a trained teacher - and this is all down to you.
With a week to go until Global Action Week we’re highlighting some of the activities being run by members around the world, as well as updating you on the new international activities and the developments at www.everychildneedsateacher.org to help you with your campaign activities.
Is the method of popular resistance sufficient to overcome the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem? Are further means necessary to change the status quo? Palestinian activist Tamara Tamimi reflects for Alsharq on these questions.
I have been recently invited by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation to participate in a fishbowl discussion at the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was entitled “Revolution or Evolution?
We are a group of 228 refugees from the Choucha camp of different nationalities (Palestinian, Somalian - Eritrean - Chadian - Sudanian - Ethiopian). Among us, there are also 52 children, 35 unaccompanied minors and 34 persons living in Medenine who have obtained a certificate of refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR). We would like to inform you that we began a sit-in in front of the UNHCR office which has continued since March 26th; we have also been engaged in an unlimited hunger strike since March 29th.
The World Social Forum (WSF) has just ended its now biennial meeting, held this time in Tunis. It was very largely ignored by the world’s mainstream press. It was attended by many skeptics who pronounced its irrelevance, something that has occurred at every meeting since the second WSF in 2002. It was torn by debates about the very structure of the WSF. It was filled with debates about the correct political strategy for the world left. And despite this, it was an enormous success.
Appel d’Ameer Makhoul à toutes celles et tous ceux qui le soutiennent depuis ses trois premières années d’emprisonnement et à tous ceux et toutes celles qui...
4 Dec 2012
Further to information published by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) regarding the recent attack on prisoners at the Dry Dock prison (bahrainrights.org/en/node/5539),...
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This is huge -- In days the UN could vote to recognize Palestine as a state -- helping to end 40 years of...
Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre and central figure of the...
For several days, the Israeli army has intensified bombings and incursions into the Palestinian territory of the Gaza strip, causing the death of several Palestinian civilians, including children. From the first moment of these attacks the Palestinians in the West Bank and social movments from all around the world expressed their full solidarity with Gaza.
From 12th to 17th July 2012 associative actors, social movements, trade unions, etc. from all around the world, met in Monastir (Tunisia) to participate in the Preparatory Assembly of the next World Social Forum to be held in Tunis in March 2013.
In February 2011, Libyans in several cities took to the streets to protest Muammar al-Qadhafi’s 42-year rule. They were influenced by the uprisings in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, but the proximate cause was the arrest of a human rights activist in Benghazi. Security forces violently attacked the protesters, setting off clashes between Qadhafi loyalists and a combination of civilians and defectors from the police and military. The rebels in some areas—particularly in eastern Libya—were able to clear loyalist forces from their territory, leading to a months-long civil war with multiple, shifting battlefronts.
The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is hosting the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as "Rio +20" or the Earth Summit.
The Conference is taking place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, where they drew up guidelines for sustainable societies for the 21st century, expressed as Agenda 21.In addition it also marks the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
Ingediend door Bert De Belder op Ma, 21/02/2011: I meet Dr. Alaa Shukrallah in his cozy...
Alternatives Asia- speach at Rabat meeting about the policy of the open space of the world...
May 6 to 9, 2009: Morocco had been decided as the venue of this meeting towards the end of the...
The following definite opinion of Walden Bello, couched as questions, at the end of his article...
The ying and the yang
Since 2001 much of the world we knew then has changed...
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