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16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

15.12.2017

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

“Don’t expect this bloc to be stuck in parliament.  We will have both feet and all our soul on the streets”.  With these words by Deputy Pamela Jiles, the first press gathering with the Humanist Party bloc took place in Santiago.  Besides the distinguished journalist were also gathered two other… »

15.12.2017

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Antonio Savoia, University of Manchester Inequality is rising almost everywhere across the world – that’s the clear finding of the first ever World Inequality Report. In particular, it has grown fastest in Russia, India and China – places where this was long suspected but there… »

13.12.2017

Bitcoin Frenzy: The Fever Chart Of A Deepening Crisis

Bitcoin Frenzy: The Fever Chart Of A Deepening Crisis

By Nick Beams According to the official scenario, the world economy is enjoying its best period of growth since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, which ushered in the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. According to a report issued by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and… »

13.12.2017

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

More than 20 internet founders and industry leaders wrote an open letter warning Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality poses “imminent threat” to the web by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams  Joining the revolt taking place in the streets and online against FCC [Federal Communications Commission]… »

12.12.2017

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

“Human rights do not have the universal application that would be desirable because they do not flow from the universal power of the human being, but only from the power that one part now exercises over the whole. If even the most elementary claims to the governing of one’s own… »

11.12.2017

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

Pressenza has recently been contacted by John Scales Avery from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to ask for publication of the below text which we gladly do. I am working on a book with the title “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: Two time scales”.  A pdf file of a… »

11.12.2017

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

We reproduce here the latest press release from the Stockhold International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).  Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today… »

11.12.2017

#MeToo, say Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

#MeToo, say Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

The deluge of reports of sexual harassment taking place in just about every aspect of society, following the Harvey Weinstein revelations is an opportunity to produce profound changes. This will not happen unless the deep roots of abusive behaviour are studied and modified. In the understandable climate of outrage and… »

11.12.2017

Jeremy Corbyn and Noam Chomsky win peace prize amid media silence

Jeremy Corbyn and Noam Chomsky win peace prize amid media silence

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize along with Noam Chomsky and Japanese anti-military base activists, yet the award received scant coverage in the British media. The International Peace Bureau presents the Sean MacBride Peace Prize to individuals, organizations or movements for their work… »

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