Nondiscrimination

25.02.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

Austria: Racist law approved to restrict Muslim freedoms

In a decision that the Minister for Integration, Sebastian Kurz, called a “milestone” and that opponents denounced as racist and unfair, the new law: prohibits mosques from receiving foreign financing; demands that religious teaching be done in German; and makes explicit that Austrian Law takes precedence over religious beliefs. Around … »

15.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

How Sufism could balance Salafism

How Sufism could balance Salafism

Followers of the history of Islam would be surprised at the transition from widespread Sufi Islam to widespread Salafist Islam. However, they are less surprised when they notice that the rise of religious extremism has coincided with a cognitive shift, as Sufism by nature rejects extremism. Salafist ideology, meanwhile, often … »

10.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Philippines: #StopTheDiscrimination!

Philippines: #StopTheDiscrimination!

Take Action: Urge Philippines Congress to #StopTheDiscrimination! 02/09/2015 The Issue For more than a decade, the Philippines Congress has delayed taking action on the enactment of a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. Now, a broad coalition of Filipino activists is urging Congress to take action and Stop the Discrimination! Congress … »

09.02.2015 Tony Robinson

Same-sex partnerships to be legalised in Greece

Same-sex partnerships to be legalised in Greece

As part of the programme of radical change being ushered in by the new Syriza government in Greece, Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos, today announced plans to expand civil partnerships to same-sex couples. Such partnerships have been available to heterosexual couples since 2008. Campaigners have been working for years to end … »

08.02.2015 PressTV

Counter-demo dwarfs PEGIDA march in Austria

People in northern Austria have marched in thousands to counter a tiny group of PEGIDA supporters from holding Islamophobia rallies. Some 2,000 people gathered in the northern city of Linz on Sunday to counter a small PEGIDA rally which only drew 150 people. A similar move was seen last week … »

04.02.2015 Pressenza New York

#BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

#BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

Danny Katch listens to activists around the country to see where the discussion about what’s next for the movement is headed, and what that means for the struggle. February 4, 2015, New York – THE MURDER of Mike Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, last August–as horrific as it … »

23.01.2015 Javier Tolcachier

I’m always too late…

I’m always too late…

When I reach the point of putting pen to paper, i.e. to give shape to a point of view about something relevant, other events happen to occupy everyone’s attention. So today I’m going to get ahead of the game, going to the other extreme with an identical sense of bad … »

11.01.2015 Marie Laurence Chanut

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and events that continue today, I am stunned. »

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