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09.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Ethnic politics in the Middle East – it’s complicated

Ethnic politics in the Middle East – it’s complicated

Dr. Michael Izady has been a professor of history and political science since 1991 at various European& Ivy League universities, and has providedin-depth lectures on the Middle East for NATO and US military and policy planners.  He received his PhD from the Dept. of Middle Eastern Languages and Civilizations at … »

05.02.2016 Tony Henderson

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

The Tunnels of Cu Chi A harrowing account of America’s “Tunnel Rats” in the underground battlefields of Vietnam, by Tom Mangold & John Penycate – Ballantine Books. A friend asked me to read this book and I am glad I did. Not that it gave any pleasure but because … »

03.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

The True Nobel Peace Candidates 2016

The True Nobel Peace Candidates 2016

The True Nobel Peace Candidates 2016 http://www.nobelwill.org/index.html?tab=7 Letter Feb. 2, 2016 from the Nobel Peace Prize Watch to the Nobel Committee: Dear Kaci Kullmann Five, Thorbjørn Jagland, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Henrik Syse, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, members of the committee QUALIFIED CANDIDATES – THE 2016 NOBEL FOR THE … »

02.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Washington Is The Greatest Threat To World Order

Washington Is The Greatest Threat To World Order

Sergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian Parliament says that the growing tensions in international relations result from Washington’s lack of morals and violations of international law: “The increasing crisis in international relations is rooted in Western nations’ lack of morals and their reluctance to observe basic norms of international … »

30.01.2016 Robert Burrowes

Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

A new book, edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, both involved with The Transnational Institute, brings together a thoughtful collection of scholars, journalists and activists to explain the pre-eminence of the military and corporations in shaping the global response to the climate catastrophe as an ‘opportunity’. See The Secure … »

27.01.2016 Tony Robinson

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with … »

27.01.2016 Tony Robinson

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of the protagonists behind the CELAC grouping, the president gave some … »

20.01.2016 Reporters Sans Frontières

Jason Rezaian is FREE!

Jason Rezaian is FREE!

Dear friends, Jason Rezaian is FREE!  We are thrilled to send this quick note of thanks to you for supporting the many efforts, in the US and around the world, to bring Jason home. In December, along with Ali Rezaian, we asked for your support. Today, we say THANK … »

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