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25.11.2016

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

This Friday Juana Pérez Montero, Pressenza editor and reporter, presented the following communication with the title “Immigration in the media from a perspective of peace and nonviolence”. It was presented during the VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence which took place in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Before… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

14.11.2016

‘Democracia’: 80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence rally

‘Democracia’: 80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence rally

About 80,000 took to the streets of Barcelona to once again demand independence from Spain and support ex-regional leader, Artur Mas, who is facing a lengthy ban from holding office, police said. People carried Catalan flags and banners demanding that the persecution of Mas and Catalan parliament head, Carme Forcadell… »

01.11.2016

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s deposed Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, revealed that banks and newspapers secretly pressured him not to do a deal with Podemos. By Luis Martín 31 October 2016 for openDemocracy Let Mariano Rajoy stay in power or bring on a third round of elections. »

17.10.2016

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Johan Galtung Democracy is rule with consent of the ruled; of all by dialogue, of majority by voting.  Parliamentarism is government with parliament consent by all or by majority; and voter consent by proportionality. In one week the Spanish illegitimacy crisis–caretaker government voted into… »

12.06.2016

Podemos rises in polls amid anti-austerity fever in Spain

Podemos rises in polls amid anti-austerity fever in Spain

Podemos could unseat the long-established Socialist party for the first time in modern Spanish history by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Cormmon Dreams Spain’s leftist political coalition, led by the anti-austerity party Podemos, is making new gains in the polls ahead of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections—narrowing the field… »

10.01.2016

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

The potential future president of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region has called for the process of independence from Spain to start. “We need… to start the process to set up an independent state in Catalonia,” Carles Puigdemont said in a speech to Catalonia’s regional parliament on Sunday. After months of infighting over who would lead Catalonia’s… »

20.11.2015

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

With the title “Women advancing democracy” five Nobel Peace laureates took part in a panel at the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Barcelona: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Prof. Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams together with a representative from the UN, Cristina Gallach. The Yemeni, Tawakkol… »

20.11.2015

What would it be like to live in a world at peace according to Nobel Peace Prize winners?

What would it be like to live in a world at peace according to Nobel Peace Prize winners?

With the title “to achieve world peace” the last session of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates took place in Barcelona. Panellists were asked how they could imagine their country in peace. Former President Oscar Arias from Costa Rica replied that peace is a daily situation in his country;… »

11.11.2015

Spanish Government challenges Catalonia’s independence

Spanish Government challenges Catalonia’s independence

Madrid, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has lodged today an appeal to the Constitutional Court against Catalonia’s parliament separatism resolution, which seeks to declare a Catalonian Republic by 2017. The document to break away from Spain was approved yesterday by the region’s parliament with 72 votes in… »

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