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03.12.2019

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

There are few activities on earth as environmentally catastrophic as waging war. One of the biggest culprits of burning oil is the military and, whenever and wherever there is a conflict or a major military exercise, the amount of oil burned increases also releasing an increased burden of smoke. War… »

28.11.2019

Over 1000 cases set to be dropped against Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested during October’s International Rebellion

Over 1000 cases set to be dropped against Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested during October’s International Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police has admitted to the unlawful use of Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the first week of the October protests, following a threat of further legal action by Extinction Rebellion’s lawyers The news follows Extinction Rebellion’s landmark victory in the High Court earlier this month… »

26.11.2019

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece’s recently announced border control plans for the Aegean islands should not come at the expense of asylum seeker and migrant rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has said it will relocate 20,000 asylum seekers from overcrowded reception centers on the islands to the mainland by early 2020,… »

25.11.2019

War Is Not Green

War Is Not Green

Addressing the climate crisis is one of the most important challenges of our time. The U.S. military is the world’s largest consumer of oil and causes more greenhouse gas pollution than 140 nations combined. Yet 64% of our discretionary spending is siphoned off to the Pentagon every year and the… »

22.11.2019

2019 Right Livelihood Award to be Presented in Stockholm 4 December

2019 Right Livelihood Award to be Presented in Stockholm 4 December

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be celebrated during a 10-day long programme in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden from 25 November – 4 December. The Award Presentation in Stockholm also marks the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Award, established… »

21.11.2019

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

We, the undersigned US organizations condemn the civic-military coup in Bolivia and the brutal repression unleashed by the police and military authorized by the self-proclaimed anti-Indigenous “President” of Bolivia, Senator Jeanine Áñez. The regime has burned the Wiphala, flag of the Indigenous nations of Bolivia; decreed an exemption to… »

12.11.2019

The International Humanist Party repudiates and condemns the coup perpetrated in Bolivia against the legitimate government of Evo Morales

The International Humanist Party repudiates and condemns the coup perpetrated in Bolivia against the legitimate government of Evo Morales

Faced with the serious situation in Bolivia that has led its president Evo Morales to resign, the International Humanist Party expresses its rejection and condemns the coup d’état that the opposition has perpetrated in this country. We humanists reject and condemn the methods that the opposition has used in this… »

11.11.2019

Facing the resignation of President Evo Morales and the coup d’état in Bolivia

Facing the resignation of President Evo Morales and the coup d’état in Bolivia

By José Gabriel Feres* The resignation of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, and of Vice-President Álvaro García Lineras is undoubtedly a regrettable fact, not only for Bolivia, but for all democratic processes on the continent and in the world. The international rejection has been categorical to the coup d’état that… »

09.11.2019

ICAN organisations meet at the Peace Boat in Barcelona

ICAN organisations meet at the Peace Boat in Barcelona

On the occasion of the arrival of the Peace Boat in Barcelona on Tuesday 5 November, several ICAN organisations met in an event that brought together initiatives and proposals relating to world peace. The Peace Boat, Japanese ship of Peace, is an active part of the campaign ICAN (International Campaign… »

03.11.2019

We advance in Chile to a General Strike for the Constituent Assembly

We advance in Chile to a General Strike for the Constituent Assembly

The undersigned organizations have gathered in a historic meeting whose purpose was to give a sign of unity in the face of the indolence and lack of willingness of the government, businessmen and parliament to listen, attend and process the demands that the Chilean people have expressed in the streets… »

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