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Happy New Year!

 
Seeds of resistance

 
Colours

 
Making Music!

 
Viva Mexico!

 
La Pinata

 
Merry Christmas

 
Merry Christmas

 
Ayotzinapa: it was the State

 
Tragic Mexico

 

Tragic Mexico

During these winter holidays, Global Social Justice will publish some photo’s of Mexico. A country where 43 students can just disappear, where, in the past eight years, more than one hundred thousand people were murdered and more than twenty thousand were disappeared. Where feminicide continues . Where impunity reigns. Where the President and Ministers can receive million Dollar houses from businessmen. Where thousands of ordinary people lose their savings because of fraud in a financial institution. Where the minimum wage has just been risen by 2.74 Pesos and now reaches … less than five US$ a day. Workers have lost 80 % of their purchasing power over the past thirty years.

 

People react. People resist. And yes, they get punished. But they continue. They march. They make music. They get help from artists. Life is full of colours. During two weeks, I would like to show you some of this sad but hopeful reality.

 
Voters want a Robin Hood Tax

The path to implementing a tax on financial transactions (known as the FTT) was never going to be smooth. This week's announcement that the expected coalition between Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats in Germany will prioritise the tax's implementation, is a sign that the proposal remains on track. But any measure that taxes or regulates financial markets and banks will always meet concerted opposition.

 

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