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15.02.2018

35 thousand students from 132 educational centres carried out human symbols in the “Peace and Nonviolence” campaign

35 thousand students from 132 educational centres carried out human symbols in the “Peace and Nonviolence” campaign

One more year, in continuation with the “campaign” started last year [i], Human Symbols of Peace and Nonviolence have been made in many schools [of Spain]. Since 1964, the School Day of Nonviolence and Peace [ii] has been celebrated on January 30 to commemorate the death of Gandhi. On this… »

11.02.2018

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

The humanist deputy [Member of Parliament] of the Chilean Broad Front [Frente Amplio], Tomás Hirsch, met today in Paris with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Sabine Rubin and Alexis Corbière, deputies of the France Insoumise caucus, in the offices… »

02.02.2018

Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution NYC

Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution NYC

While Trump spewed divisiveness and bigotry on national TV at the State of the Union address, the Japanese-American community was celebrating a civil liberties hero and NYC communities coming together to fight for civil liberties. Sold out house at NYC Inaugural Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution… »

19.01.2018

Cyprus: “Without reconciliation there will be no reunification in this island”

Cyprus: “Without reconciliation there will be no reunification in this island”

Tijen Erol and Merobe Bobbe Theoklitou are both from Cyprus. Since 1974, Cyprus is a divided country so one of them lives in one side and the other one lives in the other side of the island. They are both photographers and they are both sharing the same desire for… »

18.12.2017

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

by Dalia Chiu It’s not the first time I’ve crossed the gate of the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. The afternoon is hot and the park is a cool oasis of native trees, cinnamon, patagua, araucaria and the old ombú, that strange half-grass tree that grows in front of and a… »

16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

05.12.2017

The Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

The Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

This is the continuation of the first part of this article. The panel on Participative democracy, technology and collective intelligence was moderated by the system engineer Carlos Rossique[i] who questioned the possible and desirable levels of democracy for the 21st century from the point of… »

21.11.2017

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence was announced during the Conference for Nonviolence that took place between the 15th and 18th of November in Madrid, Spain.  It is scheduled to start on the 2nd of October 2019 (International Nonviolence Day) and end on the 8th of March 2020… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

08.11.2017

Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Yesterday, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, a humanist friend from Bangladesh, and country representative of The Community for Human Development currently developing volunteer educational and livelihood initiatives in the seaside district of Cox’s Bazaar, sent me some pictures of the Rohingya refugees who have made their way to this region. »

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