On March 12 in Portugal, the largest mobilization since the Revolution of 1974 happened, involving 300,000 people in 11 cities. The call was initiated through Facebook by four young people, outraged by the poor working conditions.
Shortly after the fall of their respective dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, we are witnessing a strong questioning of the Gaddafi regime in Libya after 42 years in power; a man who, despite bloodily repressing his people, is unable to prevent the advance of the rebels who are being joined by increasing numbers of military personnel who refuse to repress.
Gaddafi, who rose to power in 1969, started out identified with the pan-Arab idealism of Nasser and was defined as a “socialist revolutionary”, a friend of the Kremlin and an enemy of the USA.
On the 14th of January the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali was deposed after 20 years in power. Even if the detonator for the popular rebellion was the self-immolation of a humble street vendor mistreated by the police, over many years the Tunisian people had to bear injustice of all kinds, alarming levels of unemployment and poverty and even the persecution of certain Islamic practices.
The International Humanist Party rejects the intent of putsch that is being carried out in Ecuador, using as a pretext labour demands of police officers who took over barracks as a way of protest.
This intent to overthrow President Rafael Correa, is not just one more step among the pressures exerted by the right wing in that country, but ads up to the coup intents suffered by other governments in the region which dared to confront the economic powers that be.
The decease occurred on 16th at 23h05 in Mendoza Argentina
The International Coordinating Team of the Humanist Party regrets to inform the decease of the philosopher Mario Luis Rodríguez Cobos (Silo), founder of “Universalist Humanism” or “New Humanism”, school of thought in which numerous institutions were originated: The Community for Human Development, the Humanist Party, the Centre of Cultures (now called Convergence of Cultures), the World Centre of Humanist Studies, World Without Wars and violence and multiple fronts of action.
The International Humanist Party carried out a day of international solidarity with the Mapuche political prisoners in hunger strike in Chile, condemning the violations that the State of Chile has carried out against the Mapuche and demanding the current government the immediate release of all the Mapuche political prisoners and the abolition of the illegitimate antiterrorist law.
It is already a recurrent topic that of the regressive distribution of the wealth in the world as the main source of economic violence. A monstrous inequity generated by the increasing appropriation of the income by the capital, by the exploitation of the wage-earners, and mainly for the progressive exclusion of thousands of millions of people from the labour market.
But not because the topic is recurrent and very well known we will obviate to mention some figures that allow us to give forcefulness to the diagnosis, and at the same time to derive in the true causes and to discard false solutions.