Europe

22.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Humanist Party, Spain, again enters the political fray

Humanist Party, Spain, again enters the political fray

“Nothing above the Human Being and no Human Being above another” Humanist Party (HP) Spain: The Election Campaign begins with the slogan: “Nothing above the Human Being and no Human Being above another”. Again – since it was founded in 1984 – the Humanist Party participates in the Local and Regional … »

22.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Labour Party UK needs to return to its roots

Labour Party UK needs to return to its roots

Labour MP Dave Anderson says his Party must beware of promoting individual self-interest above collective wellbeing. Born and bred in Blaydon-on-Tyne, now part of Tyne and Wear but once proudly in Durham County, I could not resist following up on the political affairs of this once thriving and central-to-the-area town, … »

19.05.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

At 17th of may, the International day against homophobia and transphobia, the LGBT activists Stosh Mugisha from Uganda, Alfonso Pantinsano from Germany and Kirill Kalugin from Russia met at the demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Stosh had to leave Uganda after a newspaper had published his name in … »

18.05.2015 Jean-Marie Collin

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

“Switzerland would be a model to follow,” declared President Hollande after a two-day state visit to the Swiss Confederation. Let’s hope that he’ll encourage his diplomats to do just that, as they prepare for the April 27 opening of the 9th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at … »

18.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

Dear Friends, [Alice Slater writes] There’s no doubt that the ICAN campaign and the humanitarian initiative which started in Norway, and then went on to Mexico and Austria has shaken things up at the NPT.   There’s a new impatience with the nuclear weapons states’ commitment to a “step by step” … »

17.05.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Day against Homophobia: “The fight for equality continues”

Day against Homophobia: “The fight for equality continues”

The International Day against Homophobia is marked every 17 May to raise awareness about the importance of non- discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the decision by the World Health Organization to remove homosexuality from the … »

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