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19.05.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

At 17th of may, the International day against homophobia and transphobia, the LGBT activists Stosh Mugisha from Uganda, Alfonso Pantinsano from Germany and Kirill Kalugin from Russia met at the demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Stosh had to leave Uganda after a newspaper had published his name in … »

18.05.2015 Jean-Marie Collin

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

“Switzerland would be a model to follow,” declared President Hollande after a two-day state visit to the Swiss Confederation. Let’s hope that he’ll encourage his diplomats to do just that, as they prepare for the April 27 opening of the 9th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at … »

18.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

Dear Friends, [Alice Slater writes] There’s no doubt that the ICAN campaign and the humanitarian initiative which started in Norway, and then went on to Mexico and Austria has shaken things up at the NPT.   There’s a new impatience with the nuclear weapons states’ commitment to a “step by step” … »

17.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Humanitarian ceasefire needed for Palmyra

Humanitarian ceasefire needed for Palmyra

Association of World Citizens calls for a humanitarian ceasefire as fighting intensifies between ISIS and Syrian Government forces near Palmyra − a UNESCO Heritage site. In a 15 May 2015 message to Madame Irina  Bokova, UNESCO Director General, the Association of World Citizens highlighted its Appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire … »

14.05.2015 PAX

NPT review conference: A document or not?

NPT review conference: A document or not?

By Susi Snyder* Looking at this NPT review conference, one of the big questions is whether there will be a [final outcome] document, or not. At this point, it’s what everyone is talking about – in the halls, in the cafe, around the conference rooms. The discussion raises some … »

13.05.2015 Pressenza Budapest

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As this is being written, the conference reviewing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is going on at the UN in New York. I often lose the line in the formal presentations by the official delegates, and find myself wondering: Why … »

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