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19.02.2017

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

The 75th commemoration of the US Concentration Camps and incarceration of Japanese Americans was host at the Japanese American United Church in Manhattan and was devoted in support to the Muslim community represented by Imam Khalid Latif. Mike Ishii, member of the Remembrance Committee and coordinator of the event says: “This is a… »

12.02.2017

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

In Washington Square Park immigrant-rights groups rallied to challenge the criminalization of immigrants under the NYPD’s current Broken-Windows policy, before it worsens under Trump’s far-right administration. See Our Photo Gallery of the Event Broken-windows policing targets small crimes on the theory that it will prevent bigger ones from happening. But advocates are… »

08.02.2017

Aleppo: School Children in the Factory

Aleppo: School Children in the Factory

It’s about the terrible, systematic destruction of this UNESCO World Heritage site but also about an Aleppo businessman who turned his damaged factory into a school for 1500 children. It had been damaged by the Free Syrian Army and al-Nushra who looted it and then used it as HQ. It’s… »

30.01.2017

Desperate Refugees, Migrants in Serbia Face Freezing Temperatures

Desperate Refugees, Migrants in Serbia Face Freezing Temperatures

Human Wrongs Watch – By Josie Le Blond* BELGRADE, Serbia, 25 January 2017 (UNHCR)*  – Refugees and migrants wanting to leave an unsanitary, improvised shelter in Belgrade are being transferred to emergency accommodation opened recently by the government outside the city. The move comes after mounting concern over hundreds… »

30.01.2017

Protesters Rally in Battery Park Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

Protesters Rally in Battery Park Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and other city and state officials joined nearly 10,000 protesters from across the city packed Battery Park late Sunday afternoon, to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the nation’s refugee program and temporarily banning those coming from… »

23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

On January 21, 2017, more than 2,500 people walked in Vienna in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Caroline Kirkpatrick, an American expatriate who organized the rally, said “This event should not be seen as an anti-Trump action. People demonstrated for tolerance, equal rights, against sexism, for human rights… »

23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

In Berlin, about 1,000 women demonstrated for about an hour on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin, next to the Brandenburg Gate. There were smaller rallies in Munich and Frankfurt.  … »

22.01.2017

The anti-Trump women’s march in London

The anti-Trump women’s march in London

Photo-reportage by Anna Swinden for Pressenza    … »

22.01.2017

Today was a Real Women’s Day

Today was a Real Women’s Day

The Women’s March on NYC, echoing a larger demonstration in Washington, D.C. and others across the country, began near the United Nations around 11 a.m. to protest the new president — going right by his Midtown home at the Trump Tower. Hundred of thousands of people paralyzed Midtown during many… »

17.01.2017

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

By Jesús Arguedas. Students, young athletes and groups of adults have been going around numerous schools in Madrid organising nonviolence and peace symbols.  These activities have taken place in recent weeks and aim to be a preparatory work for an international campaign to be kick-started in 2017. The campaign will… »

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