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25.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: The mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

Yemen: The mainstream narrative  is grossly misleading

Double standards A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict. But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more … »

23.04.2015 Mariano Quiroga

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America thank you for your caress, the lullaby, the silence, the pause. We thank you for giving our dreams a compass, for giving names to the days, for putting a face to the faceless. All the open minds thank you for the song, for blowing … »

23.04.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Will the NPT face the facts?

Will the NPT face the facts?

By John Loretz of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War When the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opens in New York next week, the 190 member states will have to come to terms with some hard facts. The … »

23.04.2015 Tony Henderson

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the … »

20.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Dying for Europe

Dying for Europe

Human Wrongs Watch According to latest estimates, around 700 human beings would have lost their lives trying to reach European coasts. The tragedy, which occurred overnight (18 to 19 April) comes just days after a similar maritime incident took another 400 lives. Some 1600 people would have died already this year … »

19.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Human Wrongs Watch By Daniel Högsta* 15 April 2015 – As the Review Conference of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT RevCon) approaches, the Humanitarian Initiative, most recently punctuated by the success of the Vienna Conference, faces an important milestone.   Through three conferences, a number of joint and … »

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