Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Finland | Ombudsman: Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty in Finland

Children’s Ombudsman Tuomas Kurttila is calling on the government to take urgent action to eliminate child poverty in the country.

“Decision-makers cannot wait for the next legislative term. Government must outline concrete measures to reduce poverty. Poverty is costly for society. Children’s poverty is especially so. We cannot afford it,” Kurttila said in a statement released Friday.

Spain | Jailed activist proposed as presidential candidate in Catalonia

Largest pro-independence parties resume bid to appoint Jordi Sànchez following UN’s call on Spain to respect his political rights.

Jordi Sànchez, a Catalan activist jailed since mid-October, has been proposed as presidential candidate by the parliament speaker Roger Torrent. Sànchez’s first bid for office was blocked by the Spanish judiciary a month ago.

Ukraine | Unnoticed searches in Ukraine: a month later

On March 12 a number of Ukrainian opposition activists were searched by state security of Kiev regime. Witnesses state that political police conducted them in unusually correct manner, policemen threw up evidences only in one case in Kharkov. But it was a large nationally coordinated wave of searches organized for a first time after half and year pause. We have published some data, but generally news agencies ignored the event, like nothing happened in Ukraine. It is true everybody is tired with Ukraine – supporters of a local reactionary regime, as well as its opponents round the world. Even nationally led persecution campaign looks like routine news. But we must remember struggle against reaction needs everyday attention. Any reactionary step could not be left and missed if we want to change a world for better.