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26.04.2018

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

“We did not accept the ‘just following orders’ justification after World War II, and we should not accept it now”.  . First published on Russia Today, 25 Apr, 2018.  . As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director… »

23.04.2018

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve calls itself independent, but it is independent only of government. It marches to the drums of the banks that are its private owners. To prevent another Great Recession or Great Depression, Congress needs to amend the Federal Reserve Act, nationalize the Fed and turn it into a… »

22.04.2018

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

Another round of preparatory meetings ahead of the 2020 NPT Review Conference kicks off in Geneva tomorrow, Monday 23rd April.  The people at Reaching Critical Will are, as always, providing excellent coverage throughout.  We republish their first editorial here for the benefit of Pressenza readers. Since states parties to the… »

21.04.2018

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Italian film director, Lucio de Candia, won the International Active Nonviolence Film Festival (FICNOVA) prize for Balkan Blues in 2016, and taking advantage of his participation in the 2018 European Humanist Forum in Madrid, we asked him about the role of images in the humanising transformation of human beings. EHF2018:… »

21.04.2018

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

12 April by Peter Bakvis for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt The World Bank decided last year to devote the 2019 edition of its flagship annual policy review publication, the World Development Report, to the theme of the future of work. Preparation of the WDR 2019… »

21.04.2018

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN) – On the eve of a crucial international conference, an eminent Buddhist organization advocating a nuclear-weapon-free world for over six decades, has called for the signing, ratification and early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted by… »

17.04.2018

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

By David Swanson Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it would say no as… »

17.04.2018

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

by Richard Eskow “Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George… »

16.04.2018

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

Opinion of Professor Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law & Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, posted by Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 16 April 2018 1. I have been asked by Tom Watson… »

16.04.2018

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Representatives of social and popular organizations of Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean, we have met in Lima / Peru from April 10 to 14, 2018 to discuss the political, social and economic reality of our America, to share our struggles and resistances, to strengthen the militant solidarity of our… »

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