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09.10.2019

Chile will host international seminar on transformation in the face of climate change

Chile will host international seminar on transformation in the face of climate change

From October 16 to 18, 2019 the Transformation 2019 meeting “Learning from Transformative Action and Thought” will take place, a biannual world meeting whose fourth version will be held for the first time in the southern hemisphere. Chaired by University of Chile academic Paulina Aldunce, the activity will bring together… »

09.10.2019

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

On October 3, 2019, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) joined a group of leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders and scientists in Silicon Valley to tackle the impact of rising U.S. – China tensions on the Chinese American community and American society as a whole. Brought… »

02.10.2019

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

For many decades now, the United States has been a very hard and inhospitable place to be a writer—there is virtually no support for our craft, despite the importance of having a populace that knows how to write. Many writers and trailblazers in writing communities are suffering financially right now,… »

25.09.2019

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The 2019 Award goes to Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara), Guo Jianmei (China), Greta Thunberg (Sweden) and Davi Kopenawa / Hutukara Yanomami Association (Brazil). The Laureates were announced in Stockholm, Sweden, today. The announcement… »

22.09.2019

Hundreds of Thousands of People Strike in U.S. and Over Four Million Strike Globally

Hundreds of Thousands of People Strike in U.S. and Over Four Million Strike Globally

“Our world as we know it will no longer exist if we continue down the trajectory that we’re going. Something must be done. Elected officials and world leaders have shown us that they do not yet have the courage to take the action necessary to save the planet on their… »

18.09.2019

Trade and investment treaties aggravate the climate crisis

Trade and investment treaties aggravate the climate crisis

The Campaign ‘No to trade and investment treaties’, made up of more than 100 organizations and of which Ecologistas en Acción is part, encourages the participation of citizens in the mobilizations of September 27. Trade and investment treaties are incompatible with reducing emissions, make it difficult to adopt the necessary… »

17.09.2019

42nd SIPPAD General Assembly Supports Rights of Nature

42nd SIPPAD General Assembly Supports Rights of Nature

Las Navas, Northern Samar, Philippines – The Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD), a partnership composed of different sectors – church, government, academe, civil society organizations, youth and media in the provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Western Samar held their 42nd General Assembly on September 13… »

06.09.2019

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

Every year the International Peace Bureau (Nobel Peace Laureate 1910) awards a special prize to a person or organisation that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and/or human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB… »

04.09.2019

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

On Saturday 31st August, the Spokesperson for the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence announced that a meeting had taken place with the Prime Minister and that seven measures of immediate action would be implemented in order to address the increasing number of people arriving on the Greek… »

28.08.2019

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Yesterday, 509 days after their arrest, a federal judge denied all the pre-trial motions by the our friends. Today, the judge set their trial date: Monday, October 21, 2019 with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m. The Plowshares had urged U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to dismiss their… »

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