About 3,000 activists from Ende Gelaende have been successfully blocking coal and gas infrastructure in the Rhineland mining area since this morning. The action groups reached Garzweiler open-cast mine, Weisweiler coal-fired power station and Lausward gas-fired power station near Düsseldorf.

“We are here today to unmask fossil gas as a climate killer. Clean natural gas is a dirty lie. It is madness to invest billions in natural gas, pipelines and fracking ports instead of renewable energies. Natural gas is a fossil dead end and not a bridge to the future,” says Kim Solievna, spokesperson for Ende Gelaende.

This year for the first time, Ende Gelaende is also blocking gas infrastructure, which is currently undergoing major expansion...

The Russian Federation has been acting in the most transparent manner in the situation around Mr. Alexey Navalny from the very beginning. At the request of relatives, he was promptly granted permission to travel to Germany for medical treatment, which he did without hindrance, once the doctors at the Omsk hospital managed to stabilize his condition. Moreover, Russian doctors passed on to their...

That traditional symbol of justice, the balanced scale held by the Roman goddess of justice Iustitia, represents for African Americans nothing close to reality in our current “justice” system.

On Wednesday a Kentucky grand jury met to decide whether the three white police officers who raided Breonna Taylor’s Louisville apartment and killed her on March 13 were responsible for her death. Their...

VenezuelaH.E.Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly,
H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General,
Heads of State, Heads of Government, Authorities participating in this 75th Session of the UN General Assembly,

At the outset, I want to apologize for removing my face mask, which is necessary in this time of pandemic, and I want to greet all who watch and listen to us around the world. Allow me...

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following joint statement:

“The pandemic that is raging across America, and has already cost countless lives, is bringing out the worst in companies like Amazon that are willfully choosing to ignore their responsibility to keep workers and their communities safe.

“For the sake of their bottom line, Jeff Bezos is turning Whole Foods...

CODEPINK celebrates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement today that he will be skipping the 2020 G20 Summit hosted Saudi Arabia. Mayor de Blasio had been invited to participate in the U20 part of the summit for mayors of major world cities. CODEPINK and a coalition of peace organizations have been calling on mayors from all over the world to boycott the summit because of the war crimes and human...

The European Commission’s new Migration Pact renounces the EU’s international obligation to uphold the rights of people in need.

Since 2013, thousands of people have died or endured violence, misery and tragedy in inhumane conditions due to the EU’s failed migration policy.

Yet, Margaritis Schinas and Ylva Johansson’s blueprint will put pre-entry border procedures and ‘joint returns’ at the...

Crowds of people participated in the main events of the 46th Festival of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), held in Athens on September 17, 18 and 19, 2020, in strict compliance with all necessary measures for safety and health protection.

It was a great Festival, different but also familiar at the same time, which made a loud call for the daily struggle for the rights to education, work...

CubaMr. Secretary General,
Mr. President,

A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. Hospital systems with high-level services have collapsed and the health structures of poor countries are affected by their chronic lack of capacity. Drastic...

ChinaMr. President,
Colleagues,

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War and the founding of the United Nations (UN). Yesterday, the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN was held. The meeting was a significant one, as it reaffirmed our abiding commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter on the basis of reviewing the...