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‘Gay gene’ debunked? Environment influences sexuality

Biology alone doesn’t cause homosexuality, suggests new epigenetic research Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as being significantly influenced by pre- and post-birth environmental…

Turkey: Enough bloody politics

Around one hundred people died and many more were injured in an explosion that took place in Ankara, Turkey in an event with the slogan “Against War, Peace Now”. The intention of this attack was to terrorise not only those…

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize and lawsuit against the Nobel Foundation

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 is certainly a little step in the right direction to honour at least parts of Alfred Nobel’s will. It doesn’t violate the Will of Alfred Nobel which has happened so many times before. And it’s…

Militarization of children in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic soldiers have reportedly started touring elementary schools nationwide in an effort to introduce students to military life. Children from the age of 10 are being familiarized with and encouraged to play with machine guns. These terrifying…

Prague’s Peace Tram

Even if in the Czech Republic people aren’t breathing the same crazy fascist air that is present in Hungary, the refugee crisis is heavy and suffocating. Small parties are taking advantage of the situation to make racist declarations in order…

Nato’s bombs fall like confetti, not containing conflict but spreading it

Syria, Isis, Iraq … there are no easy solutions. But killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan and elsewhere draws more people into insurgencies By George Monbiot for The Guardian ‘The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical…

Palestine: accommodation, justice, and equality needed

An uprising is on the way here despite Mahmoud Abbas’s promise and futile attempts to prevent it. The rampage by colonial settlers started with the arson attack on the Dawabsheh family home several weeks ago (mother, father and child martyred,…

We are all refugees

At the end of the day, we are all refugees looking to return to a mythical and original lost paradise. If we are persistent, there will be no walls or barriers or tricks to stop us in our path.  …

Ban Ki-moon statement on the International Day of Nonviolence 2015

Pressenza publishes here the statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to mark the international day of nonviolence. This year, as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the International Day of Nonviolence has special importance. At a…

May the Force be with you: the Force of Nonviolence

The 2nd of October, marks Gandhi’s birthday and as a result of India’s suggestion at the UN, it also marks the International Day of Nonviolence. It’s a terrible indictment on global society that we have to have a special day…

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