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22.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

A few words about the “F” word

A few words about the “F” word

“ Fascism” is a particular political response to a perceived national crisis. To fascist practitioners, the root cause of the crisis is identified as contamination of a pure, virtuous national polity by alien elements, maybe ethnic, maybe religious, maybe cultural, often “all of the above”. The national essence must be … »

22.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has produced a new Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, presenting the essential facts about their medical, environmental, and humanitarian effects in clear, simple, and accurate language.  “This important new tool will help ICAN campaigners and other abolition activists make a compelling and irrefutable humanitarian case for banning and eliminating nuclear … »

14.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

On yet another hartel (strike) day in October this year (2014) in Dhaka, BUET campus was abuzz with the excitement of formally clad youth, many with anxious dispositions, all eagerly making last-minute adjustments to presentation files on their laptops and going over their presentation notes for the final time. It … »

22.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

In Sierra Leone, Getting Back to School – on the Airwaves

  Human Wrongs Watch With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts. © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2014/Romero | Moalem Siseh, 17, writes on a blackboard to help teach … »

18.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

No Time to Mourn

No Time to Mourn

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘After losing her mother to the Ebola virus, a girl in Sierra Leone must raise her younger brother and sister on her own – and hold on to her own hope of returning to school.’   By Anne Boher, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 16 October 2014 – … »

18.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

Liberians in US Face Worsening Stigma

  Human Wrongs Watch By Philippa Garson, New York, 17 October 2014 (IRIN)* — Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: … »

16.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensable in the United Nations efforts to “eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals” and has called on UN member states to “increase their investments in young people … »

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