A UK and Irish parliamentary delegation travelled to Colombia to a place inhabited by indigenous Wayuu and Afro-Colombian communities whose rights are being negatively impacted by the work of a mining company. UK and Irish Delegation of members of the UK Parliament and the Irish Dail, Brendan OâHara MP, […]
I wonder what effects the facts in Palestina have on our lives. The Gaza Strip is more than 3500 kilometres away from London (and over 12000 kilometres away from the Latin American region, where I am from), and still, the shocking facts cannot be ignored. Mabel Encinas Palestinian […]
Children in Palestine face severe psychological and social problems as a result of the conflict. These problems are compounded by poverty, lack of housing, arrests and beatings of themselves or their family members, and the scarcity of water, electricity, education and health care. Adolescents are also forced to confess and sign papers, without knowing what they say; they are locked up in interrogation centres for up to two months.
Only now, two weeks after the event, I feel able to put into words the suffocation I felt on 23 March 2022, when I was at Julian Assange’s wedding at Belmarsh Prison in London. The events of this day were merciless and the feelings evoked surprising and terribly intimate. […]
Assange is the spotlight that illuminates the elephant in the dark room. In a state of shock, people take the light away from the elephant to turn it against Assange. And now the ‘elephant in the room’ is the recent verdict allowing Assange’s extradition, and it is press freedom and […]