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22.11.2017

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching. Conditions on… »

22.11.2017

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

On Monday evening, November 20th , the American University of Beirut gave Dean’s Warnings and terminated the tuition waivers of six graduate students who work at AUB as Graduate Assistants and were protesting for fair work conditions. On Tuesday morning, this number increased to 11 students and counting. Without their… »

21.11.2017

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

I would have liked to participate in these preparatory activities for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence… Peace and Nonviolence are the most important things we have to do. The moment we achieve this transition… from force to speech, from a culture of war to a culture… »

21.11.2017

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence was announced during the Conference for Nonviolence that took place between the 15th and 18th of November in Madrid, Spain.  It is scheduled to start on the 2nd of October 2019 (International Nonviolence Day) and end on the 8th of March 2020… »

21.11.2017

Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers

Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers

PRESS RELEASE | 20 NOVEMBER 2017 For immediate release Contact: Will Snell, Tax Justice UK / +44 (0)7928 858882 / will@taxjustice.uk Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer… »

10.11.2017

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen could be killed with British-made weapons at the same time… »

10.11.2017

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, at the initiative of the United Nations, 122 countries concluded negotiations and elaboration of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Subsequently, on 20 September 2017, the process of signing the treaty was opened, with the well-founded expectation that more than 50 countries would ratify… »

08.11.2017

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

The results are in: With 72.98% turnout, members voted an overwhelming ‘YES!’ to whether DiEM25 should be able to compete in elections. This vote is the result of an immense exercise of consensus building after months of passionate internal debate, hundreds of amendments and proposals from members… »

07.11.2017

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

This week, members of the Artificial Intelligence research community exhorted the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to join the international call to ban lethal autonomous weapons that remove meaningful human control in the deployment of lethal force. An open letter authored by five Canadian experts in artificial intelligence… »

07.11.2017

Global corporations need global taxation

Global corporations need global taxation

Press release from the UK’s Tax Justice Network. In response to the latest Paradise Papers revelations, which have seen large multinational companies exposed milking profits offshore, the Tax Justice Network is calling on countries around the world to start to tax the global profits of multinational corporations. »

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