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25.05.2016 Pressenza Athens

Idomeni: Blank faces of people who are losing hope

Idomeni: Blank faces of people who are losing hope

The rumor had been spread since the past 20 days concerning the final decision for the evacuation of Idomeni. In the meantime the Ministry of Health carried out a voluntary vaccination campaign in cooperation with NGOs that are dealing with health issues. The police moved more than 2,000 people at… »

20.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Dear Reader, Eighteen months ago Biram Dah Abeid was arrested during a peaceful anti-slavery protest, imprisoned and sentenced to two years in a Mauritanian prison for “inciting hatred.” This week his second appeal hearing has FINALLY brought about justice. Biram has been freed, and the Walk Free Community has played a huge part in… »

17.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Deterring Migration by Terrorizing Refugees

Deterring Migration by Terrorizing Refugees

Danny Katch looks at the cruel logic for the Obama administration’s plans to launch a new wave of raids to detain and deport Central American mothers and children LAST WEEK, officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for a month-long “surge” against Central American refugees who entered… »

16.05.2016 Pressenza London

Breaking news: ‘There Is no migrant crisis’

Breaking news: ‘There Is no migrant crisis’

In fact, the world is facing ‘a crisis of global injustice caused by war, poverty, and inequality,’ says Global Justice Now by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Search the Internet for articles on the so-called “migrant crisis,” and half a million results pop… »

15.05.2016 Pressenza Athens

Athens City Plaza Hotel Squat: will solidarity prevail?

Athens City Plaza Hotel Squat: will solidarity prevail?

It was a hotel closed by the Greek authorities and the company management was declared bankrupt. The winding up of the business is still pending in order to pay back both salaries owed to the employees and rent owed to the property owner. A group of people thought something seemingly… »

13.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Bernie Sanders Statement on Deportations

Bernie Sanders Statement on Deportations

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday issued the following statement after Reuters reported that U.S. immigration officials plan a new round of deportation raids: “I oppose the painful and inhumane business of locking up and deporting families who have fled horrendous violence in Central America and other countries. Sending these… »

13.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

SumOfUs shares the joy…

SumOfUs shares the joy…

Dear friends, Ever feel like you could use some good news? Here are 5 things to brighten up your day. These five stories from the SumOfUs community made me proud, happy, and brought tears to my eyes. Most of all, they reminded me of the one simple reason I started… »

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