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23.07.2015 Pressenza New York

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Last Wednesday, Japan’s ruling party and its coalition steamrolled the controversial national security bills at the lower house of parliament. As the ruling party holds the majority seats in the house, the result was predicted, and yet it outraged the nation for its seemingly undemocratic move since the government hadn’t … »

20.07.2015 Pressenza New York

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

On behalf of organizations and communities that make up The Afro-Colombian National Peace Council (CONPA), and in the context of the announcements made on Sunday, July 12, 2015 by the negotiating parties on agreements to de-escalate the internal armed conflict, and an eventual bilateral and definitive cease-fire, we express that: … »

18.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Under the statement “Japanese political leaders and elected officials forgot Democracy. We are angry”, Prof. Takeshi Sakagami circulated this news and photograph to media. “A picture taken in front of the Diet Building in Tokyo, at 7:30 pm today, on July 17. People are standing packed together. They are protesting … »

15.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Congratulations and thank you, Iran!

Congratulations and thank you, Iran!

  Much better on the 14th of July, the French Revolution Day, than the 13th would have been. And it is a kind of revolution – namely, solving problems at the table rather than through yet another failed, counterproductive and self-defeating Western war on a Middle … »

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