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20.10.2017

Taking 9 million lives per year, pollution bigger killer than war, tobacco, and various diseases combined

Taking 9 million lives per year, pollution bigger killer than war, tobacco, and various diseases combined

New Lancet Commission spotlights “profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Pollution, “one of the great existential challenges of the Anthropocene epoch,” kills 9 million people per year. That’s more than the number of… »

20.10.2017

World Campaign to Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

World Campaign to Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

By Baher Kamal With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has… »

20.10.2017

Marawi City Declared Liberated After 5 Months of Heavy Fighting

Marawi City Declared Liberated After 5 Months of Heavy Fighting

As the Philippine military was finally able to gun down the two terrorists leading the rebellion in Marawi City, Mindanao, President Duterte has declared Marawi liberated from terrorist influence. The bodies of Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the bandit group, Abu Sayyaf, touted as the “emir” of ISIS in Southeast Asia,… »

19.10.2017

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least 2% of GDP on defence.”. This is how, the President… »

18.10.2017

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

By Jordan Shilton Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an offensive by Iraqi army units and pro-government Shia militias Monday to capture the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The attack, which reportedly provoked clashes in some areas between Iraqi units and Peshmerga… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Mary is the founder of the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum. She gives us a quick historical process of the summit and the objectives of this year’s event in NYC on October 13, 14 and 15 2017… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim, Asia-Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017, recorded at the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum in NYC on October 14, 2017  @nuclearban @TimMilesWright… »

13.10.2017

Trump Moves Towards War with Iran

Trump Moves Towards War with Iran

By Jan Oberg With his speech today – half an hour ago – U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. Secondly,… »

13.10.2017

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

The Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA) is a demonstration of how well diplomacy can work. It is an example of the power of multilateral approaches to nuclear weapons that, by necessity involve a range of actors, including those who do not have nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in more… »

13.10.2017

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

By Mikhail Gorbachev.  This letter to the leaders of the USA and Russia was originally published in the Washington Post. This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on… »

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