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El Salvador – a model for mangrove conservation?

Conservation by local women and fishermen in Barra de Santiago has had a significant impact on the environmental and economic resilience of the coast. By Julian Reingold A fisherwoman in the bay of Barra de Santiago (Image: Julian Reingold) Near…

Pax Christi: Statement on the First Anniversary of the War in Ukraine

“Let us look at all those civilians whose killing was considered ‘collateral damage.’ Let us ask the victims themselves. Let us think of the refugees and displaced… the mothers who lost their children, and the boys and girls maimed or…

While we’re laughing about a balloon; Biden paves a path to war.

There is reason to be alarmed by the recent China balloon. However, that reason is not the alleged China aggression but the very calculated aggression towards China by the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations. This hate and the manufactured reasons…

Ballooning Rhetoric: Aliens, Escalation and Airborne Surveillance

Things are getting rather bizarre at the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).  Its increasingly prominent commanding chief, one General Glen VanHerck, has abandoned any initial sense of frankness in discussing the destruction of an…

Harnessing the enormous untapped power of celebrity to help social movements

Building on the long legacy of activist entertainers, here are five ways movements for justice and famous supporters can partner to promote change. By Paul Engler Today there exist significant numbers of celebrities with progressive politics and a desire to…

Myanmar’s planned Rohingya repatriation process must be smoothly implemented, continual, sustainable

Despite some ongoing crises worldwide, a piece of good news for the world is that Myanmar expresses its interest in taking back/repatriating some Rohingyas (estimated 700 Rohingya primarily) in Rakhine. Although the estimated number of refugees in Rohingya repatriation in…

Rage Against the War Machine on February 19

On February 19 in Washington D.C., a major rally and march will bring forth the following demands. Sister events listed on the rageagainstwar.com website at rageagainstwar.com/rallies are being planned in Montpelier, Sacramento, Fresno, Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, Tacoma, Santa Cruz,…

Roger Waters full speech at the UN security council.

Roger Waters, co-founder of  Pink Floyd, addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting today, Wednesday 8, 2023 in New York. (video below) Madame/Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I feel profoundly honoured to be afforded this singular opportunity to…

A universal spirit manifests itself as material and spiritual aid to Turkey and the Aleppo region (Syria)

Two large earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale led to dozens of aftershocks: it is one of the most violent earthquakes in more than 100 years that struck Monday, February 6 in the region of Gaziantep…

What is China’s actual human rights record in the global context?

The Western version of human rights has long dominated the global discourse, an inevitable outcome powered by pervasive cultural exports and hefty economic clout. But as developed nations champion rights issues while savaging less advanced countries on such pretexts, they…

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