Demonstrate on February 12th against indifference to climate change

Why demonstrate? In February 2005 the world's first international agreement on emissions reductions comes into force (the Kyoto Protocol, subsequent to its ratification by Russia).

Bolkestein’s attack on free cyberspace thwarted by MEPs


The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) has decided by a large majority to ask the Commission for a renewed referral of the notorious software patents directive.

EU restores official links with Cuba


European Union foreign ministers have agreed to restore normal diplomatic relations with the Cuban government. The decision, announced on Monday by Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselb

USA - 'Land of the Free' ?

By Alfred Mendes

Aid for Tsunami Victims


Grantmakers Without Borders promotes funding for long-term social change in the developing world.

News for sale: London conference to focus on commercialisation of media


A conference to be held in London in March will deal with a topic close to the heart of readers of independent sources of news and comment such as spectrezine – the increasingly commercial orientation

Call to join in international signature campaign for the settlement of the issue of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery.


The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has launched a worldwide campaign to collect signatures from one million people.

Referendum on the EU Constitution confirmed: Socialist Party to throw its weight behind "No" campaign


A consultative referendum over the introduction of a European constitution will definitely be held in the Netherlands, following a vote in the Senate which united all parties except the largest, the C

Trans National Institute writer and activist threatened with murder

TNI has contacted Spectrezine to ask us to publicise the fact that Walden Bello, an outstanding thinker of the international left, has been subject to death threats by the Communist Party of the Phili

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