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27.06.2016 Human Rights Watch

UK: Act to Curb Xenophobic Attacks After Referendum

UK: Act to Curb Xenophobic Attacks After Referendum

The authorities should take strong action to curb xenophobic attacks and abuse in the United Kingdom in the wake of last week’s European Union referendum, Human Rights Watch said today. Individuals from minority ethnic and religious groups and people of other EU nationalities have reported being victims of verbal and… »

22.06.2016 Democracy Now!

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

In a major victory for environmentalists, California is going nuclear-free, ending atomic energy’s more than half-century history in the state. On Tuesday, one of the state’s largest utilities agreed to a proposal endorsed by environmental groups and labor unions to shutter California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, by… »

15.06.2016 Democracy Now!

Hillary Clinton Wins in Washington, D.C. and Meets with Sanders

Hillary Clinton Wins in Washington, D.C. and Meets with Sanders

Hillary Clinton has won the final Democratic primary in Washington, D.C. Clinton met with rival Bernie Sanders for nearly two hours Tuesday night. In statements afterwards, the campaigns said they had agreed to work together on a “progressive agenda” for the Democratic Party platform in July. Sanders had issued a… »

12.06.2016 Pressenza Budapest

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared… »

04.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for your support of ILRF’s work to advance dignity and justice for workers worldwide! Our 2015 Annual Report catalogues some of the highlights from our work last year, which you helped make possible. Perhaps the most poignant success of 2015 was securing full… »

01.06.2016 Democracy Now!

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Dead Heat in California

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Dead Heat in California

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both campaigning in California ahead of the June 7 primary, where polls are showing the two in a dead heat. Bernie Sanders has focused his campaign energy into the California primary in recent weeks. He spoke at a rally in San… »

31.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies

Bernie Sanders on Saturday crisscrossed Southern California with rallies at Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Aiming to speak to more than 200,000 Californians during the month before the June 7 presidential primary election, Sanders already was more than half-way to that goal after he 6,000… »

31.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Acting Out to Change Laws

Acting Out to Change Laws

By Jarrett Lyons It’s not often that those who have the experience of homelessness get to create laws that practically address their day-to-day struggles. Yet this May, LGBT youth and veterans who have experienced homelessness performed plays about their daily challenges, discussed the problems publicly with… »

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