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06.07.2015 Marianella Kloka

Towards the #Greferendum: Orange is the colour of inspiration

Towards the #Greferendum: Orange is the colour of inspiration

In dramatic and unexpected scenes last night, Greece gave a resounding OXI (NO) to the austerity measures imposed by the country’s credtors.  Here our correspondent Marianella Kloka gives her reflections on what has been an astouding night, and what it means for the people of Europe. (The Greek translation can … »

03.07.2015 Reto Thumiger

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

On the evening of Friday 3rd July, thousands of people gathered in Berlin for a demonstration under the slogan “Nein! Oxi! No! to austerity – Yes to Democracy!”. Organized by Blockupy Berlin, a broad section of the population and followers of many organizations found their way to Oranienplatz. Despite a … »

03.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Protecting Nuclear Sanity

Protecting Nuclear Sanity

The threat of nuclear war between Russia and the West, long relegated to Cold War history, reappeared last year as the crisis in East-West relations escalated. Russian strategic bombers now fly long-range patrols near the coast of the US and its NATO allies, while Russian missile tests and military exercises … »

02.07.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Iran nuclear talks extended to July 7

Iran nuclear talks extended to July 7

Difficulties remain in talks between Iran, the P5 and Germany aimed at ensuring that Tehran can never advance from nuclear energy to a nuclear weapons programme. Iran has been pursuing its legal right to develop a nuclear energy programme but has faced severe economic sanctions over the last 12 years … »

01.07.2015 Pressenza London

Three minutes from apocalypse?

Three minutes from apocalypse?

The “doomsday clock”, a respected measure of the world’s nearness to catastrophe, is again on the move. By Juan Gabriel Tokatlian [1] for openDemocracy At the very point of origin of the cold war, June 1947, a group of scientists wanted to highlight the extreme danger … »

30.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Greece: Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

Greece: Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged” … »

30.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

Scott Ritter explains why Iran shouldn’t accept ‘no notice’ inspections of its nuclear sites Scott Ritter Nuclear negotiations between Iran and what’s known as the P-5 + 1 group of nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) are scheduled … »

27.06.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Torture Can Never Be Used to Fight Terrorism’

‘Torture Can Never Be Used to Fight Terrorism’

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his call for Member States to repudiate the use of torture amid the international community’s ongoing fight against terrorism and provide victims of the inhumane practice with support critical in helping them rebuild their lives. Marking the 2015 edition … »

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