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08.03.2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

In just a few months the opposition figure went from unknown stay-at-home mom to the leader of democratic Belarus. She told DW she’s proud of both roles, and says that for millions of women, “the inner strength awoke.” Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a political unknown just one year ago. Today, she has become the leader of… »

08.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

We open the series “Women who Build the Future: Towards a Nonviolent Culture“, with Vandana Shiva‘s interview. This is the first of a number of interviews with women from all continents who are committed to life. A project that has led us to a collective process that… »

07.03.2021

Realese From Prision Women Peacebuilders, Prisioners Of War, And Human Rights Defenders

Realese From Prision Women Peacebuilders, Prisioners Of War, And Human Rights Defenders

Some 100 years ago, Clara Zetkin established the International Women's Day on March 8 (voted in 1910 by the women’s movement). During the International Year of Women in 1975, the UN celebrated the International Women’s Day, and since 1977 has designated March 8 th as the official Day for the… »

07.03.2021

Approaching a Risky 1.5°C Global Overshoot

Approaching a Risky 1.5°C Global Overshoot

A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26th, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust. As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based… »

06.03.2021

Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. »

06.03.2021

Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame “vaccine hunters,” the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it. By Sonali Kolhatkar At a recent virtual gathering of parents and faculty… »

06.03.2021

The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the U.S. Fantasy of Sonic Attacks

The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the U.S. Fantasy of Sonic Attacks

They called it “sonic attacks,” “health incidents,” and “Havana syndrome.” In September 2017, the United States government decided to withdraw all nonessential personnel and their families from their country’s embassy in Cuba. This decision was based on alleged inexplicable noises whose causes were unclear. Word spread that… »

05.03.2021

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in theory, but most continue… »

04.03.2021

Approaching Human Security

Approaching Human Security

The following article was first published in the November 2020 edition of Cadmus, the journal of the South-East European Division of The World Academy of Art and Science. The current paradigm through which the most influential nations pursue security is incapable of addressing several dynamic threats to… »

03.03.2021

5 Years Since her Assassination, Movements Across Globe Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres

5 Years Since her Assassination, Movements Across Globe Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres

Berta’s organization, COPINH, has called for a series of global actions to intensify the struggle demanding justice in her case Five years have passed since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta was the co-founder and coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular… »

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