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22.08.2017

In Barcelona, Muslims demonstrate in their thousands against terrorism

In Barcelona, Muslims demonstrate in their thousands against terrorism

“We’re Muslims, not terrorists” Over 140 Muslim groups and associations from Barcelona and neighbouring areas participated in a gathering this Mondy in Plaza Catalunya in response to the attacks on Thursday 17th August in the Catalan capital and in Cambrils (Tarragona).  The event was organised under the slogan “The Muslim… »

21.08.2017

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

“Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” robotics and artificial intelligence experts warn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts published on Monday an open letter urging the United Nations to… »

14.08.2017

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

In her recent participation in the “Peace Building” round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility in Ecuador, Nelsy Lizarazo, President of the international news agency Pressenza, said, “The hallmark of Ecuador’s diplomacy is based on how it has developed and advanced towards the diplomacy… »

14.08.2017

Carter on the US-North Korea crisis: an insider’s view

Carter on the US-North Korea crisis: an insider’s view

Press release from the Carter Center Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Current U.S.-North Korea Relations August 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Deanna.Congileo@cartercenter.org The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has… »

12.08.2017

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

By Farooque Chowdhury The Empire’s unhappy mood with Venezuela is old news. It is now showing its teeth to the Latin American nation. It’s now talking in military terms. The mainstream media including the AP, CNN and Miami Herald said in one of their latest dispatches: Mr. Donald Trump, the… »

12.08.2017

Marry-the-rapist law defeated in Jordan

Marry-the-rapist law defeated in Jordan

“Jordan’s parliament has repealed a provision in its penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim, the AP reports. Cheers erupted from the spectators’ gallery as legislators narrowly voted on Tuesday to scrap controversial Article 308. The vote came after an emotional debate in… »

11.08.2017

August 12: reach HIGH for a nuclear-weapon-free world!

August 12: reach HIGH for a nuclear-weapon-free world!

August 12 is the United Nations International Youth Day. The theme this year is Youth Building Peace. One important way youth can help build peace is to promote the global abolition of nuclear weapons. Leaders of nuclear-armed States – like President Donald Trump of USA, ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un of… »

11.08.2017

Playing nuclear “chicken” with our lives

Playing nuclear “chicken” with our lives

by Lawrence Wittner for Common Dreams What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders, in an escalating confrontation with each other, threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war? That question arises as a potentially violent showdown emerges between Kim Jong… »

08.08.2017

What Is Peace Journalism?

What Is Peace Journalism?

Prof. Jake Lynch Peace journalism is when editors and reporters make choices – about what to report, and how to report it – that create opportunities for society at large to consider and to value non-violent responses to conflict. If readers and audiences are furnished with such opportunities, but still… »

08.08.2017

‘World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years after Historic Declaration’

‘World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years after Historic Declaration’

By UN Human Rights* The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples… »

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