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25.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Stuntman & family man goes for Guinness (record)

Stuntman & family man goes for Guinness (record)

“Once I’m on fire, I will get pulled by a horse over a distance of 500m, then I will switch to a quad, which pulls me over a distance of 670m. All in all, that’s 1,170m,” Stuntman Joe Toedtling. All very well but what has this to do with the focus … »

22.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has produced a new Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, presenting the essential facts about their medical, environmental, and humanitarian effects in clear, simple, and accurate language.  “This important new tool will help ICAN campaigners and other abolition activists make a compelling and irrefutable humanitarian case for banning and eliminating nuclear … »

20.11.2014 Right Livelihood Award Foundation

Right Livelihood Award 2014, Ceremony and programme

Right Livelihood Award 2014, Ceremony and programme

At the end of next week, the Recipients of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award will come to Stockholm for the award programme and to accept their awards in the Swedish Parliament on December 1st. The 2014 Laureates coming to Stockholm are: Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, UK (Honorary Award) Asma Jahangir, human rights lawyer, … »

16.11.2014 PAX

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Global financial institutions made an estimated 402 billion US dollars available to nuclear weapons producers. The report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, published on the 7th of November by Dutch peace organization PAX, identifies 411 banks, insurance companies and pension funds with investments in 28 companies involved in the production, … »

13.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Religious leaders call for a ban on killer robots

Religious leaders call for a ban on killer robots

Press release Geneva, Switzerland, 12 November  Religious leaders call for a ban on killer robots Archbishop Desmond Tutu is among more than 70 religious leaders, representatives and faith based organisations that have signed the interreligious declaration calling on states to work towards a global ban on fully autonomous … »

04.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Finding a way through labour unrest in China

Finding a way through labour unrest in China

The number of strikes and worker protests recorded on China Labour Bulletin’s strike map has more than doubled over the last year. Strikes have occurred in manufacturing, transport, retail, public services and the mining industry but perhaps the most notable increase in the last few months has been in the … »

04.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Reparations discussed at the United Nations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery submitted to the United Nations general Assembly by the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, … »

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