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21.04.2015 Basel Peace Office

Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons

Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons

Governments will meet at the United Nations over four weeks in April-May 2015 for the five-yearly review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Civil society is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination – a requirement of the NPT. »

21.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Reducing the Risk of Inadvertent Nuclear War

Reducing the Risk of Inadvertent Nuclear War

John Hallam writing on Abolition Caucus highlights the content of a New York Times editorial opinion piece written jointly by Generals Cartwright and Dvyorkin saying that the Op Ed is incredibly important and timely. He adds that they have both said this kind of thing before, though not to his knowledge, … »

20.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Dying for Europe

Dying for Europe

Human Wrongs Watch According to latest estimates, around 700 human beings would have lost their lives trying to reach European coasts. The tragedy, which occurred overnight (18 to 19 April) comes just days after a similar maritime incident took another 400 lives. Some 1600 people would have died already this year … »

20.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  affirm support for passage of Bangsamoro law, stated in a release dated February 12, 2015 by the Philippines government press office (Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process). Expressing the apprehensions of people from Mindanao that the … »

20.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Canada: Uranium deals with India weakens NNPT

Canada: Uranium deals with India weakens NNPT

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, expressed serious concern over Stephen Harper’s failure to engage India President Narendra Modi in a discussion on how to gain India’s support for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT).   “Canada’s … »

19.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Human Wrongs Watch By Daniel Högsta* 15 April 2015 – As the Review Conference of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT RevCon) approaches, the Humanitarian Initiative, most recently punctuated by the success of the Vienna Conference, faces an important milestone.   Through three conferences, a number of joint and … »

19.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Re-writing history, retracing different steps

Re-writing history, retracing different steps

South African Democratic Teachers Union is calling for the re writing of history books for schools. The Union said this recently through its Secretary General Mr. Mugewna Maluleke that South African history should be re-written by Africans without the Western influences.  By J.T. Jiyane The Union is of the opinion … »

18.04.2015 ANDES, Agencia pública de noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica

President Correa criticizes Chevron for hiding evidence of contamination, shown in videos released by Amazon Watch

President Correa criticizes Chevron for hiding evidence of contamination, shown in videos released by Amazon Watch

Quito, April 18 (Andes).- The North American oil company Chevron misled justice and hid evidence in the case of environmental contamination in the Amazon for which it was sentenced in Ecuador, which is evidenced in a video produced by Amazon Watch based on the company’s film, a “convincing” proof of … »

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