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23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

On January 21, 2017, more than 2,500 people walked in Vienna in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Caroline Kirkpatrick, an American expatriate who organized the rally, said “This event should not be seen as an anti-Trump action. People demonstrated for tolerance, equal rights, against sexism, for human rights… »

23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

In Berlin, about 1,000 women demonstrated for about an hour on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin, next to the Brandenburg Gate. There were smaller rallies in Munich and Frankfurt.  … »

20.01.2017

Women’s March On Washington Multiply to 600 ‘Sister Marches’

Women’s March On Washington Multiply to 600 ‘Sister Marches’

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, with 600 ‘sister marches’ scheduled for the same day across the globe. National ‘sister march’ spokesperson Yordanos Eyoel told The Huffington Post, “This is a global movement,” and it would be a mistake… »

19.01.2017

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

The Mobile Info Team for Refugees in Greece is a group of international activists who counsel refugees in Greece with regard to their asylum application process. Together with Traveling light – Legal Team for the Protection of Refugees‘ and Immigrants‘ Rights they have produced a report on the… »

18.01.2017

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

At the Atlantic Council — a “think” tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO — Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United States of America and to the rule… »

17.01.2017

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

By Jesús Arguedas. Students, young athletes and groups of adults have been going around numerous schools in Madrid organising nonviolence and peace symbols.  These activities have taken place in recent weeks and aim to be a preparatory work for an international campaign to be kick-started in 2017. The campaign will… »

16.01.2017

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

In a report published today to coincide with the Davos meeting of the world’s elite in the Swiss skiing resort, it was revealed that 8 men: Bill Gates (USA, Microsoft), Amancio Ortega (Spain, Inditex fashion group), Warren Buffett (USA, Berkshire Hathaway), Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico, Grupo Carso),  Jeff Bezos (USA,… »

16.01.2017

US Troops Enter Poland

US Troops Enter Poland

U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO’s eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia’s doorstep… »

15.01.2017

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

RT – Published time: 14 Jan, 2017 11:40 At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency reported. On Friday at the… »

15.01.2017

Refugees in Greece defy extreme cold to help the homeless

Refugees in Greece defy extreme cold to help the homeless

Refugees living in camps have been collecting spare food and donating it to those sleeping on the streets – including homeless Greek families. »

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