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02.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Middle East: Destroying history

Middle East: Destroying history

The kingdom of “Saudi Arabia” is going to behead a man for “apostacy” (renouncing his belief in Islam and the Quran) while welcoming Egyptian Al-Sisi whose security forces are torturing people to death in Egypt for being supportive of an Islamic political system more moderate than that of that Kingdom! … »

28.02.2015 Tony Robinson

The Humanist Party wants to participate in Buenos Aires elections

The Humanist Party wants to participate in Buenos Aires elections

The Humanist Party in Buenos Aires is looking for the necessary support so that it can present an independent list of candidates in the “simultaneous and obligatory open primaries” (PASO in Spanish initials), in other words, without forming alliances with other political parties. In addition to preparing lists for Buenos … »

28.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

More than four decades have passed since the establishment of official political relations between Iran and China. Although these effective players in East and West Asia have had longstanding relations as old as the history of the Silk Road, political and economic relations between the two countries have been sometimes … »

28.02.2015 Dr. Gordon Edwards

Inside the race for Canada’s nuclear waste

Inside the race for Canada’s nuclear waste

Some of your readers may be interested in viewing my presentation on Nuclear Waste Governance in Canada, presented in Salzburg Austria last September: http://ccnr.org/salzburg_2_2014.pdf . Unfortunately, the author of the ROB article damages his credibility early on by making some baffling and inexcusable errors. In particular, he asserts that … »

28.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

UK: Save Our National Health Service

UK: Save Our National Health Service

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today accused the government of plans to “open up the NHS to private bidders across Europe”, after it was revealed that any NHS contract over £625,000 will now be put out to tender. The changes were put out on February 6th as MPs headed away … »

27.02.2015 Tony Henderson

HSBC: still bending the rules

HSBC: still bending the rules

Rogue trader Nick Leeson told the South China Morning Post’s Eugene Henderson (SCMP, February 27, 2015) that there will be more financial scandals so long as people go unpunished. He was interviewed given his infamy as the ‘notorious’ stocks & shares trader on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of … »

26.02.2015 Guillermo Sullings

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

The recent rise to power of the left wing party Syriza with Tsipras as Prime Minister has renewed expectations about the paths that the country can take to resolve her crisis. Tsipras’s promise to put an end to the extreme measures generated favourable expectations, but the question that arises is … »

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