EMERGENCY CONTACTS FOR AFRICAN NATIONALS IN UKRAINE
Ukrainian Cities at War
Listen to urban researchers sharing their insights on the situation in Ukrainian cities at war, from Kyiv, Kharkiv to Mariupol
Guerra in Ucraina, come aiutare le popolazioni colpite
[regulations for people fleeing Ukraine]
Information for Ukrainian refugees about entering and travelling within Germany
Gemeinsam, schnell und unbürokratisch Hilfe für Kriegsflüchtlinge
Flucht, Einreise und Asyl Krieg in der Ukraine
Wer aus der Ukraine flüchten muss, hat viele Fragen und braucht Unterstützung. Hier finden ukrainische Staatsangehörige und auch Drittstaatsangehörige, die aus der Ukraine geflüchtet sind, aktuelle Antworten – die fortlaufend aktualisiert werden.
Ratsbeschluss: Schneller Schutz für Flüchtlinge aus der Ukraine
Unterstützung in Berlin für geflüchtete Menschen aus der Ukraine
Unterstützung für Studierende
#Twitter: Science for Ukraine 🇺🇦@Sci_for_Ukraine
Collecting information about practical support for students and researchers directly affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Global University
World’s Best Educational Opportunities to Rebuild Ukraine
Reaction to the war in Ukraine by German research foundations
#DFG Takes Steps in Response to Russian Attack on Ukraine
#DAAD restricts academic exchange with Russia
Gemeinsame Erklärung von Land und Hochschulen in Nordrhein-Westfalen [#NRW]: Solidarität mit der Ukraine – Wissenschaftliche Beziehungen zu Russland ruhen bis auf Weiteres
Solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian universities: #HRK condemns Russian attack
Information about the crisis
– Information for Ukrainian and Russian students at the University of Bonn
– Information for Ukrainian students on switching to studying in Bonn
Measures for researchers from Ukraine
RESOURCES FOR REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE AND SUPPORTERS
BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ) AND NON-UKRAINIAN CITIZENS SUPPORT
Puzzling number of men tied to #Ferguson protests have died
Two young men were found dead inside #torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.
Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, #Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.
Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were #homicides with no known link to the #protests.
ce qui se passe à Ferguson mérite quelques secondes d’attention. Depuis 2014 les militant.e.s là-bas qui ont impulsé le mouvement #BlackLivesMatter meurent les uns après les autres. De mort violente.
#Anarchists attack the riot police outside the greek parliament ( , Greece – 17 May 2017)
“We won’t live like slaves - The only lost battles are the ones that they have not been given”.
On Wednesday 17 May 2017 thousands of people joined the general #strike #protests all over Greece, against the new harsh financial measures of 4.9 billion euros incorporated in the 4th Memorandum signed by the greek government, aimed once again against the lower income classes rather, than the #banks and the wealthy.
The self proclaimed left government of #SYRIZA in co-operation with the right wing party of ANEL have unleashed a new class war, this time specifically aimed against people with disability and pensioners that have worked all their lives and paid their share under the false notion -as it seems- that during the time when they will be most vulnerable, they would have free public health services and subsidies that would help them get by. On the contrary after 23(!) severe cuts in pensions and allowances during the 8 years of the financial crisis in #Greece (amounting to more than 50 billion euros in pension and allowances cuts during the last 7 years), that has forced people to live like beggars, a further 18% cut will be imposed on pensions under the 4th #Memorandum being voted in the greek parliament these days and a “freezing” of even the slightest raise in pensions until 2022.
Take action against the Dark Empire
Short video from yesterday’s protests in Athens due to new austerity measures imposed on population
The struggle for moral authority in #Zimbabwe
One of the most remarkable protest acts in Zimbabwe in 2016 was a little-publicized act by a small group of female Christian worshippers who dressed up in sacks, and prayed and wailed for three days. It was indicative of a year replete with seemingly symbolic and performative acts of defiance against President Robert #Mugabe and […]
There is a nervous crescendo building up on the streets of Kinshasa ahead of December 19, the day President Joseph Kabila is supposed to step down. Diplomats are sending their families on early Christmas vacations and the Congolese franc has depreciated by about 25 per cent against the US dollar. On social media and even […]
The point of no return in #Ethiopia
Hundreds of Ethiopians have been killed by their government this year. Hundreds. You might not have known because casualty numbers have been played down; “evil forces” and accidents are blamed rather than the soldiers that fired the bullets; we are even deprived of the ability to fully grasp the situation because journalists are not allowed […]
What next for #Zimbabwe ?
Zimbabwe is going through an evolution, not a revolution. Over the past few weeks, pundits and analysts alike have debated about the future of the country’s nascent citizen movement. In a widely circulated post, the academic Blessings Miles Tendi cautioned against premature optimism, and listed the lack of a united opposition movement, the limited activist […]
‘Til death do us part
The Bongo family has ruled the central African country of #Gabon uninterrupted for 49 years. This past August, President #Ali_Bongo – whose father, Omar, was in power from 1967 to 2009 when Ali took over – secured a second seven-year term in presidential #elections. Since the announcement of official election results, violent clashes have […]
Fed up and not afraid!
Following weeks of public demonstrations against corruption, bad governance and a rapidly deteriorating economy, people all across #Zimbabwe heeded a call last week for a nationwide stay-away, in an act of defiance against the government. In recent weeks, #protests both within and outside the country have increased in both number and intensity. On Friday July […]
One of my photos from #Manif17Mai Go check ►https://lucasarland.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/paris-protests-17-may-2016 … for more! #manifpolice #Protests #Parispic.twitter.com/lmlG2xlRT6
After the reawakening of South African #Student_Activism, where to next?
2015 has been the year for student activism in #South_Africa. These spaces have been reignited with a new sense of struggle, morphing and changing, exposing fault lines and new.....
#Germany’s Rhodes Must Fall
In 1967, West Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment. In September of that year, socialist students tore down the monuments to colonial leaders Hans Dominik and Hermann von Wißmann that.....
#labor #protests in #Swaziland: when no news is not good news
On Sunday there were no reports of teargas, arrests and beating of democracy activists in Swaziland. Having worked with African unions since 2006, I got used to the annual reports.....
In today’s news, the mainstream Brazilian media try their hardest to illustrate that #protests against, and calls for impeachment of sitting Brazilian president, #Dilma_Rousseff (for her proximity to the Petrobras scandal), are.....
There has been an increase in protest activity across sub-Saharan Africa recently: Burkina Faso’s citizen uprising dominated Africa-focused news outlets and twitter feeds as the president of the country resigned.....
“It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no.....
Brazilian #elections #2014, Between Polarization and a Country in Transition
In October, #Brazil went through its closest presidential elections since 1989–51.6% to 48.4%. The winner was the incumbent President, #Dilma_Rousseff, who earned her reelection as a candidate from the.....
Brazilian #elections #2014, Between Polarization and a Country in Transition
In October, #Brazil went through its closest presidential elections since 1989–51.6% to 48.4%. The winner was the incumbent President, #Dilma_Rousseff, who earned her reelection as a candidate from the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Party of the Workers), or PT. From 2003, the PT has ruled the country, with Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva also having […]
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Au Brésil, continuité politique et stabilité géographique - Les blogs du Diplo
Au Brésil, continuité politique et stabilité géographique
mercredi 24 novembre 2010, par Philippe Waniez, Cesar Romero Jacob, Dora Rodrigues Hees et Violette Brustlein
Le 31 octobre 2010, Dilma Rousseff, candidate du Parti des travailleurs (PT), était élue à la présidence du Brésil. Avec 56% des voix (contre 44% pour son rival du Parti de la social-démocratie brésilienne, PSDB, José Serra), elle devenait la première femme dans l’histoire du pays à accéder à cette responsabilité.
Alors que l’immense majorité des Brésiliens ne disaient désirer qu’une seule chose – « la continuité » –, Mme Rousseff a bénéficié du soutien du président sortant, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, immensément populaire (lire le Manière de voir consacré au Brésil). La cartographie du scrutin illustre donc le maintien des grands « bastions » du PT. Toutefois, elle éclaire, aussi, sur l’évolution de l’électorat depuis 2006.
“It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no one cry, no more witnesses to be. But blood roots and grows as a tree on time. The blood on concrete, on the walls, it […]
Will Popular Resistance against One-Party Rule in #Burkina_Faso Succeed?
Tuesday marked the start of a popular resistance campaign in Burkina Faso in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow #President Blaise Campaore to run for a third term. The term limit law, enacted in 2000, currently limits the president to two terms, and Campaore secured his second five-year mandate in 2010. Some have […]
Tensions are high in Hong Kong amid a row about how the city’s leader should be elected, with thousands taking to the streets in defiance of tear gas and government warnings.
Elections are due in 2017 - but the Chinese government has issued a ruling limiting who can stand as a candidate. Campaigns by students and pro-democracy activists ballooned into mass protests over the weekend. The demonstrations have been denounced by China. The BBC explains what is happening.
Who are the protesters?
At the heart of it is a civil disobedience movement launched by democracy activists, Occupy Central with Love and Peace, known as Occupy Central. It had been promising protests for months if Beijing’s movement on electoral reform did not go far enough.
At least 103 Palestinians — the vast majority of whom are civilians — have been killed and over 700 injured so far since a massive Israeli air and naval assault against the besieged #Gaza Strip was launched on July 8. Homes, markets, and vital infrastructure have been targeted by the Israeli military, causing destruction and over 1,000 displaced people.
#Egypt acquits 169 Islamists over #Protests
An Egyptian court acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters charged in connection with unrest that followed the overthrow of president Mohammed Mursi last year, breaking a pattern of mass convictions at trials involving the Islamist opposition. The men were charged with “illegal gathering” in relation to violence in Cairo on August 16 last year, two days after the security forces killed hundreds of Mursi supporters while breaking up their protest camps in the capital. read more
Gunmen dispersed a sit-in protest outside Libya’s interim parliament overnight, firing in the air and detaining demonstrators, witnesses said on Sunday. “Armed men came firing in the air and they set fire to a tent set up by demonstrators” in front of the General National Congress (GNC), Libya’s highest political authority, protester Milad al-Arbi said. He said they detained a number of demonstrators during the incident on Saturday night but was unable to give a figure. On Sunday, residents blocked roads in the area to demand the release of those held, an AFP photographer said. read more
Some Libyan government ministries are struggling to cover expenditures because of #budget problems, a minister said on Sunday after protesters shut down another vital oilfield in the OPEC producer. In the latest sign of turmoil gripping Libya since Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster in 2011, heavy shooting near the General National Congress (GNC) building interrupted a national parliament session and forced legislators to evacuate. read more