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23.4.2018

Climate stress test for the Swiss financial centre

The Swiss National Bank’s investments contribute to a catastrophic temperature rise of 4-6 degrees. On the occasion of the General Assembly on 27 April, the Climate Alliance calls for a climate stress test and publishes concrete recommendations.

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19.4.2018

Together in Montreal for a better world

Thousands of social movement activists from around the world are gathering this week in Quebec for the World Social Forum.
Online article
19.4.2018

'We are bearers of ideas, not bombs': Candidate for top UN post among those denied visa to World Social Forum | CBC News

A candidate to succeed Ban Ki-moon as United Nations secretary general is among those denied a visa by Canadian immigration officials for this week's World Social Forum in Montreal.
Online article
16.4.2018

World Social Forum can inspire activists to unite against the global power grab | Adriano Campolina

As the World Social Forum opens in Tunis, the challenge is to rally against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few

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11.4.2018

The youth of the Arab Spring

Interaktiv aufbereitete Ergebnisse einer Studie des arabischen Fernsehsenders Al Jazeera, der Jugendliche aus Ägypten, Libyen, Tunesien und Jemen um ihre Einschätzungen der Revolten und der Zukunft befragte.
Video
11.4.2018

Revolution through arab eyes

A glimpse into life inside Egypt's Mahalla textile factory - a cauldron of revolt where workers inspired an uprising.
Video
23.3.2018

The Arab spring: why did things go so badly wrong?

It’s clear that civil resistance can force out dictators but isn’t enough to bring people power. Article and video.

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17.4.2018

Cuba après Fidel / Serge Sur... [et al.]

Ce numéro dresse un bilan économique, social et politique de la grande île caribéenne qui aide à comprendre cette « exception cubaine »

Malgré une économie entravée par l’imposition depuis 1962 d’un embargo économique et financier puis par la chute de l’Union soviétique, Cuba demeure un...
Electronic document
11.4.2018

Der Arabische Frühling: Missverständnisse und Perspektiven / Stephan Rosiny, Thomas Richter

Der Arabische Frühling im Jahr 2011 stellt eine Zeitenwende für die arabische Welt dar. Nachdem anfangs grosse Erwartungen in Bezug auf eine Demokratisierung der Region dominierten, überwiegen gegenwärtig angesichts zahlreicher Kriege und der Rückkehr autoritärer Herrschaft pessimistische...
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9.4.2018

Arab spring or arab automn? : women’s political participation in the uprisings and beyond / Care International

This paper draws on country reports conducted by teams of researchers in Egypt, Morocco, the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Yemen, and a regional synthesis paper authored by Maha Aon. [Care International]

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Press release
23.4.2018

Climate stress test for the Swiss financial centre

The Swiss National Bank’s investments contribute to a catastrophic temperature rise of 4-6 degrees. On the occasion of the General Assembly on 27 April, the Climate Alliance calls for a climate stress test and publishes concrete recommendations.
Article AS news
5.4.2018

Switzerland's swindle: now officially confirmed

«More than 60 per cent of the greenhouse gas footprint originates abroad». This is the title of the February 2018 edition of Federal Statistical Office's News. Thus, official Switzerland at last acknowledges its climate responsibility in the world.
Article AS news
10.4.2017

Yes to globalization – but with fairness!

Donald Trump's election as US President is the culmination of a trend whereby ever more people in industrialized countries regard globalization has misguided. Does this signal victory for the progressive "anti-globalization movement"? An analysis.

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