ONE OF THE FATHERS OF THE 43 MISSING STUDENTS WILL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE THIS CHRISTMAS FOR 48 HOURS TO DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RETURN OF ALL THEM.

Antonio Tizapa is the father of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño one of the 43 students that disappeared while being in the Police’s custody on September 26th, 2014 in Iguala, Mexico. While the holiday season is always painful for many immigrants who fear for their families in Mexico, this year is particularly difficult to Antonio Tizapa who has been looking for his son for more than a year, and for the hundred of thousands of victims of the ongoing violence in Mexico. Continue reading

N.Y. Advocates Call Out U.S. for Ignoring Malaysia’s Ongoing Human Trafficking

A coalition of human rights advocates, faith leaders, and local activists will host a press conference, rally and march to the US Mission to the United Nations to highlight ongoing, widespread human trafficking in Malaysia and its connection to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Join them outside the Consulate General of Malaysia, 313 E 43rd Street, Manhattan at noon, August 4, Continue reading

Map of Grassroots Groups in Greece (Omikron Project)

‘Ouzo-drinking lazy Greeks?’ – Omikron Project released a second edition of the grassroots groups map – fully updated and including over 60% more groups!
All the groups have been verified by us as grassroots, explicitly not-for-profit, Greece-based and active as of June 2014. By ‘grassroots’, we mean that the groups are open for others to join and that, at the time of their inception, they had no affiliation with a profit-making entity. Continue reading

On the road to a 2016 World Social Forum in Montréal

The assembly’s objective was to gather from here and elsewhere different actors from the larger civil society in regards to the coming of the WSF to Montréal in 2016. More than 100 organizations already support the initiative and an ongoing campaign continues in mobilizing the organization of the first World Social Forum in the North. Continue reading

Background Information About The Horrific Students’ Massacre In Guerrero Mexico

Some activists have asked us for background information about the massacre of the students from Ayotzinapa School in the Iguala City of Guerrero Mexico. There is little information in English circulating, so here is more from Malú, Mexican writer who has been supporting the Zapatista movement for 20 years and has been supporting the Occupy movement since September 2011.. Continue reading

Long Live Occupy: Occupy, Three Years Later

Occupy as a movement continues in the particular forms of activism we are seeing emerging around the world. Whether Occupy Gezi in Turkey or Occupy Hong Kong, all these actions have similar qualities. While they include big marches, their focus is on building alternative communities, however short-lived, that are providing the necessities of life, political debate and cultural activities, as well as protests. They are all organized collectively with relatively flat structures, participatory democracy like the general assemblies and a valuing of whatever skills and ability people bring into the community. Continue reading