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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“Jordan’s parliament has repealed a provision in its penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim, the AP reports.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… »

07.08.2017

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

By Baher Kamal Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts,… »

06.08.2017

TED talks: An Independent Diplomat

TED talks: An Independent Diplomat

After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a “freelance diplomat,” running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that… »

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