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30.08.2015 Prensa Latina

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Spanish anti-war groups are organising demonstrations against NATO exercises on their territory from October with the participation of nearly 36,000 troops. The Platform ‘Let’s Recover El Retín’, based in the Andalusian town of Barbate in the south of the country, reported that the presence of the military affects the inhabitants … »

30.08.2015 UN News Centre

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

28 August 2015 – For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty. “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is essential for the elimination of nuclear weapons,” … »

30.08.2015 People For Nuclear Disarmament

International day against nuclear tests

International day against nuclear tests

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty should enter into force Today (29 August) is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The date of 29 August was chosen by the United Nations at the suggestion of the Government of Kazakhstan, as it was the day on which the former Soviet nuclear test site … »

29.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands … »

28.08.2015 Amy Goodman

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict. The Iran nuclear deal, as the complex diplomatic arrangement is popularly called, was agreed upon … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Recently, the Bangladesh government has set its target for power generation. According to “Power System Master Plan 2010″ announced by government, power generation target is 39,000MW against a demand of 38,000MW by 2030, where half of the generation will come from domestic and imported coal-fired power plants. It also forecast … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

As pointed out in this article, some environmentalists and clean energy advocates remain skeptical that a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system is attainable; and we’ve had a few strong and interesting responses to my recent post The archaic nature of baseload power–or why electricity will become like long-distance.  In … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

From: iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand Greetings all, It’s been an interesting week here, and today we got a clear statement from the Labour and Green Party Disarmament Spokespersons that their parties – the two largest opposition parties here – now support New Zealand talking a leading role in negotiations … »

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