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‘US shale oil exploration led to low oil prices, market shakeup’

Human Wrongs Watch By RT*, 24 October 2014 — Falling oil prices embarrass and make life difficult for countries that depend on oil exports, including Russia and Venezuela, and the US would enjoy making life difficult for them, economist Richard Wolff told RT. RT: What’s behind the fall in oil prices? Richard Wolff: A larger factor everybody understands at this sudden and historical time, in a matter of a ve ...

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The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

Everyday Rebellion is a documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest all over the world. We talk about it with Arman and Arash Rihai, who directed it. How did you get the idea of a film about nonviolent movements? The initial moment when the project started was when we saw young Iranians like Neda Agha Soltan, the iranian student, getting killed by the Iranian regime in the peaceful protests durin ...

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“China is the only country that promised not to use nuclear weapons first”

With the permission of the interviewee we publish here an interview with RIA Novosti.  The original article can be found on their website here. Alice Slater, New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, told Rossiya Segodnya about the current situation with nuclear weapons in China. 50 years ago China detonated its first nuclear test, nearly 20 years after the US dropped their bombs on Hiroshima a ...

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The crisis and its challenges in Europe and South America – Part One

Viewed from Europe, the crisis seems global and the future bleak, but at world level: are things really that way? Are there countries or even continents living in a different situation, with certain optimism, offering alternative experiences, views and reasons for hope? South America could be the case in this sense. We talked about this issue with Guillermo Sullings, economist for the Argentine Humanist Par ...

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The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

By Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Liberian human rights activist B. Abel Learwellie has seen more death and destruction than any person should have to endure. He’s lived through two civil wars, during which he lost family members, witnessed brutal killings, and was kidnapped and forced to serve as a child soldier. Now, he’s on the frontlines of another massacre: the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history ...

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Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

Damaged houses at Nahr el-Bared Camp «In Nahr el-Bared we lost our house, in Palestine our home» Nahr el-Bared is a magical place. I felt a strong connection with it as soon as I stepped foot there, or even before, when I was asking for a permit to enter and I couldn’t understand why it was so complicated. At the end I got it, and after I entered I kept asking myself why. Nahr el-Bared is surrounded by the ...

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‘US wars in Mideast – only excuse for $ trillion military budget’

  Human Wrongs Watch By Russia Today* (RT) – The purpose of the US campaign against the Islamic State is to provide grounds for the trillion dollar annual military budget Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Reagan administration, told RT. RT: The UK is also now on board the military operation against the Islamic State. Will a couple of strikes by Tornado jets make ...

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HONG KONG: witnessing a ‘new form of protest’

As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people's trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Fernando tells DW.  Despite fear of an escalation, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong remained peaceful on Wednesday, October 1, as China marked the 65th anniversary of the Communist Party's foundation. However, so ...

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Margarita Laso joins World Day for Nonviolence

Q: Margarita, what are you currently preparing for your artistic activity? M: On October 17, we will have a concert at the Teatro Sucre. It will be a passionate repertoire, where the main issue is absence, parting, and death. It's called "Love, rancour and return, songs for dying." We try to always do a major creation a year, linking old and new codes; repertoires of traditional and less traditional styles. ...

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Interview to Georgina Hassan, Argentinean singer and songwriter who has joined the campaign for October 2 #diadelanoviolencia #nonviolenceday

Buenos Aires, September 8, 2014 1. Georgina, we know you're working on a new album / book called Calculus. Can you tell us a little about how did this third album of your career came about? Tornasol began brewing when I was pregnant with my daughter Violet. It was a very beautiful and inspiring time. I found the need to move away from my familiar places. In this way songs in Spanish and some in Portuguese w ...

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