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27.02.2015 Tony Henderson

HSBC: still bending the rules

HSBC: still bending the rules

Rogue trader Nick Leeson told the South China Morning Post’s Eugene Henderson (SCMP, February 27, 2015) that there will be more financial scandals so long as people go unpunished. He was interviewed given his infamy as the ‘notorious’ stocks & shares trader on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of … »

26.02.2015 Pressenza New York

Joseph Stiglitz Stands Against Trade Agreements

Joseph Stiglitz Stands Against Trade Agreements

New York Feb 25 2015 – The United States is trying to impose a strong investment pact within two big, so-called “partnership” agreements that are now being negotiated, one bridging the Atlantic, the other the Pacific. But there is growing opposition. Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Columbia University professor, former … »

25.02.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

In a decision that the Minister for Integration, Sebastian Kurz, called a “milestone” and that opponents denounced as racist and unfair, the new law: prohibits mosques from receiving foreign financing; demands that religious teaching be done in German; and makes explicit that Austrian Law takes precedence over religious beliefs. Around … »

24.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Take action to Orange your day also on 25 February!

Take action to Orange your day also on 25 February!

Human Wrongs Watch The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.* Initiated and … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Budapest

People over markets

People over markets

By Marianella Kloka*. We have almost had a month of coalition government since the elections of the 25th of January. There is no doubt that throughout this period we have heard things that the majority of Greeks wanted to hear, not only in the Greek Parliament but also during the … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Swimming with the sharks

Swimming with the sharks

OpEdNews ran an article which introduced how massive – educational in this case – debt was accumulated by the likes of Goldman Sachs derivatives but only as way to highlight how one US state avoided same, whereas the others were hard hit. This has interest – good word Batman – … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

East-West Dialogues

East-West Dialogues

The international meeting “East-West Dialogues – Siloism, Universalist Humanism and New Spirituality in the worldwide social context” took place in Varkala, India on February 16th – 22nd 2015. The meeting was attended by humanists from: Asia: Nepal, Bangladesh, India (Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Kerala) Europe: Italy, Spain, France … »

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