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26.03.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Moving away from war in Ukraine

Moving away from war in Ukraine

Statement by United for Peace and Justice The Ukraine conflict continues to fester, raising tensions in the region to levels not seen since the Cold War. Now the warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire and an approach to further negotiations towards a political solution. Despite this opportunity … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Budapest

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

By Gunnar Westberg, IPPNW. In 1984 a group from IPPNW Sweden met with the Norwegian general Tönne Huitfeldt, at that time Chief of the Military Staff of NATO. He was a man with great confidence in himself and in the military system. “General Huitfeldt,” we asked, “when you work with … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen – Hadi issued (2013) twenty points

Yemen – Hadi issued (2013) twenty points

A local Yemeni, a woman commenting on Al Jazeera this morning – 26 March 2015 – remarking on the bombing by Saudi Arabia on Yemen and decrying that act – pointed out this was a proxy war between that country and Iran, mentioned the value of harking back to the … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: locals hold key to permanent solution

Yemen: locals hold key to permanent solution

A lookback analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen – 2012   SANA’A, 6 November 2012 (IRIN) – Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply divided amid increasing poverty. A Technical Committee, formed in July … »

24.03.2015 David Andersson

What we learned from de Blasio’s first year

What we learned from de Blasio’s first year

Danny Katch measures the accomplishments and failures of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio against the expectations that his election would usher in real change. THE CHICAGO mayoral election is getting national attention because incumbent Rahm Emanuel–a national political powerbroker endorsed by Barack Obama and super-rich to boot–has been … »

24.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Girl Soldiers Freed

Girl Soldiers Freed

Human Wrongs Watch Up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. Another 400 are being released in the coming days, according to UNICEF. New release will bring number of freed children to … »

24.03.2015 Pressenza New York

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a controversial regulatory and trade initiative. It is designed to integrate and coordinate the economies of the so-called Asia-Pacific region along global market-based lines. The signature trade proposal of the Obama administration, the TPP is being aggressively marketed as an economic growth initiative that … »

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