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21.02.2019

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bishwa Ijtema (World Congregation), is the second largest gathering of Muslims after the holy Haj in Mecca. One of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, the prayer meeting is held annually on the banks of Turag River and draws millions of Muslims from different parts of… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

31.01.2019

Youth climate strike grows: images from Germany and Belgium

Youth climate strike grows: images from Germany and Belgium

Within the last ten days alone around 75,000 school children and students have filled the streets in European cities. Instead of going to school or university they went on strike saying they won’t stop until governments take real action against climate change. School strikes have been taking place since… »

31.01.2019

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

The Madhya Nisheda Andolana-Karnataka is a Padayatra (nonviolent march), the largest of its kind. More than 4000 women from twenty-three districts of the Karnataka State, India, embarked on a twelve-day walk of 210 kilometers from Chitradurga to Bengaluru, protesting against the State’s policy of legal liquor sales. The march was held… »

26.01.2019

Nominations Open: Propose a Candidate for the 40th Right Livelihood Award

Nominations Open: Propose a Candidate for the 40th Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be presented for the 40th time in December 2019. The Swedish Foundation behind the Award is now inviting people from across the globe to propose candidates who are working in a visionary and exemplary manner to solve global problems. The… »

23.01.2019

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

In the context of the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding refugee populations Samos is the Aegean island that people often forget. It exists in the shadow of Lesvos, people are familiar with the name Moria and the images it evokes. Yet until very recently the Vathy Reception Centre on Samos has… »

21.01.2019

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

By Pat Elder Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, leaches into the ground at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan. PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard Base. America is experiencing one of the greatest public health crises in its… »

21.01.2019

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1 pm, Lafayette Park, Washington DC. Promoted by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases       GLOBAL U.S. TROOPS PRESENCE (source: Quora.com)  … »

16.01.2019

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

Climate activists gathered in New York’s Union Square in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of West Papua, to demand that petroleum multinational BP: End support of the Indonesian military genocide in West Papua Capture the carbon… »

14.12.2018

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

(as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. The coastal blocks of the Nagapattinam… »

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