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30.04.2015

Three days of discussion in Boston on the Colombian peace process.

Three days of discussion in Boston on the Colombian peace process.

A three day conference was hosted in Boston [WHEN?] by Boston University, Harvard University and MIT focusing on the political and social situation in Colombia today and the challenges facing the country on… »

29.04.2015

South Africa: Ministerial Task Team for xenophobic unrest

South Africa: Ministerial Task Team for xenophobic unrest

As a response to the recent xenophobic attacks in the country, there is now a newly formed Ministerial Task Team which is made up of the following Departments: State Security, Police, Defence, Justice, Social Development, Home Affairs. Each minister is representing their Department, whilst Minister Jeff Radebe comes directly from… »

28.04.2015

Prayer Service in New York for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Prayer Service in New York for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

The ceremony was hosted by United Sherpa Association, USA at its monastery in Jackson Heights, on April 26, 2015. Nepal was hit by massive earthquake of 7.9 rector scale and several dozens aftershocks that have killed… »

28.04.2015

Tribute to Nepal from Gorkha Nagar Jammu

Tribute to Nepal from Gorkha Nagar Jammu

Coverage by Pressenza correspondent Shilpa Thaku.  … »

26.04.2015

NPT Review Conference circus begins

NPT Review Conference circus begins

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group, USA Beginning Monday, May April 27 and lasting through May 22, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host the ninth five-year Review Conference (RevCon) of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear… »

26.04.2015

Nepal death toll 2,430 and climbing

Nepal death toll  2,430 and climbing

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal climbed above 2,430 today Sunday (latest figure, Al Jazeera) and is continuing to rise. The Himalayan country was shaken by a magnitude 7.8 quake that brought down houses and centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. More than 5,000 people had… »

26.04.2015

Nuclear abolition wave circles the world!

Nuclear abolition wave circles the world!

As governments gather in New York for the four-week-long nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, a wave of nuclear abolition activities is swinging around the world. ‘Starting at a large peace rally in New York just after midday on Sunday April 26, and going through each time-zone at the same… »

25.04.2015

Yemen: The mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

Yemen: The mainstream narrative  is grossly misleading

Double standards A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict. But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more… »

23.04.2015

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America thank you for your caress, the lullaby, the silence, the pause. We thank you for giving our dreams a compass, for giving names to the days, for putting a face to the faceless. All the open minds thank you for the song, for blowing… »

23.04.2015

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the… »

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