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12.08.2019

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

In the previous article, “The vicious circle of wealth concentration“, we described the mechanisms of accumulation through which economic power not only accelerates its appropriation of income, but also, because of its dominant position, remains unscathed from traditional methods of wealth redistribution (businessmen vs. wage-earners; tax collection vs. private… »

11.08.2019

Hepatitis. Invest US$ 6 bn per year to save 30 Million lives

Hepatitis. Invest US$ 6 bn per year to save 30 Million lives

“WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis” WHO calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing US$6bn per year… »

10.08.2019

Ecuador: Prison Order Against Former President Rafael Correa

Ecuador: Prison Order Against Former President Rafael Correa

For the third time, the Attorney General’s Office has asked the National Court of Justice to ask Interpol to capture former President Rafael Correa. It has already been requested on two occasions but the request has been denied by Interpol, because the requests did not meet the requirements. The ex-president… »

10.08.2019

Anti-Nuclear Protest in Observance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

Anti-Nuclear Protest in Observance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

Photos by Ellen Davidson Interview By Jhon Sánchez Last Monday, August 5th, in front of the General Consulate of Japan in New York, a group of protesters gathered on occasion of the 74th anniversary of the… »

08.08.2019

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

A study in more than 130 countries highlights the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. Did you know that if all babies born in the world were breastfed exclusively with breast milk, that is, without any other artificial milk until six months of age, humanity would save a billion dollars… »

06.08.2019

UN nuclear weapon ban treaty now halfway towards entry into force

UN nuclear weapon ban treaty now halfway towards entry into force

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, is now halfway towards entering into force. This important milestone was reached on 6 August, the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, when Bolivia became the 25th nation to ratify the treaty. A total of 50 ratifications… »

06.08.2019

Interview with Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Bomb Survivor

Interview with Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Bomb Survivor

On June 6th, we at Pressenza premiered our latest documentary film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”.  For this film, we interviewed 14 people, experts in their fields, who were able to provide insight into the history of the subject, the process which led to… »

05.08.2019

Silo in Jujuy

Silo in Jujuy

This July 20th we celebrated the seventh pilgrimage to Yala, Jujuy, a place where on the same date in 1969 the speech that Silo intended to give was banned. Even though the authorities were asked for permission, they denied it. Thus, an attentive crowd of farmers, locals, travelers and other… »

02.08.2019

Dependency Mechanisms in Latin America

Dependency Mechanisms in Latin America

The soil of Latin America stores enormous quantities of valuable mineral raw materials, necessary for the countries of the continent and for the world economy. The countries of South America have large tracts of land and forests. Some border seas rich in fish. In contrast to the material wealth of… »

01.08.2019

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

It is popularly said that the only certainty we have in life is that we are all going to die. But, in truth, death is a concept with which we learn to live together in the course of our lives, and overcoming fear of it as we approach it is… »

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