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21.03.2017

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown on democratically elected officials not only violates their rights… »

20.03.2017

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion poll was conducted in the wake of news reports suggesting that the… »

16.03.2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies. Organisations all over Europe are preparing activities to mark the European Action Week Against Racism. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist… »

16.03.2017

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the… »

06.03.2017

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Greece’s former finance minister to hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, with German MEP to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. Did the European Central Bank (ECB) act within its mandate when it shut down Greece’s banks in June 2015? Were the ECB’s… »

01.03.2017

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than… »

01.03.2017

Civil March for Aleppo changes route, passes next through Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Civil March for Aleppo changes route, passes next through Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Press release 1.3.2017 Civil March for Aleppo On March 4th, the Civil March for Aleppo will cross the border between Slovenia and Croatia. The peace march for Syria has so far traversed more than 1,000 kilometres by foot through different European countries, highlighting the humanitarian needs on the ground in… »

27.02.2017

March 10th 2017, Native March on Washington DC

March 10th 2017, Native March on Washington DC

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the world and demand that Indigenous Rights be respected. This is not… »

14.02.2017

Action Letter from the Muslim Community Network

Action Letter from the Muslim Community Network

I hope this finds you well.  As you may have heard, the last several days have been unbearable for many communities with the ICE Raids and the uncertainty of the Muslim Ban.  As union leaders and activists, we must continue to find ways to help people we touch ever day… »

07.02.2017

Iran on Notice?

Iran on Notice?

On February 15 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Trump in Washington DC. Iran will be among the issues the two will discuss. The Iran nuclear deal, signed in 2015, lifted sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program and is one of the best examples of… »

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