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23.11.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

The Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will receive their prizes at today’s Award presentation in Stockholm, Sweden. Regrettably, the three Saudi Laureates are prevented from attending due to lengthy prison sentences for their work promoting justice and equality. Ole von Uexkull,… »

22.11.2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

With the European Elections of May 2019 on the horizon, the Unconditional Basic Income Europe Network is bringing together ideas for a new European social contract that binds countries and citizens in solidarity, while preserving individual freedom and dignity.  With the inputs and thoughts of academics, campaigners and active politicians,… »

15.11.2018

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization Declaration from the Cuban Ministry of Public… »

10.11.2018

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday (Nov. 8th, 2018) in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They contend that the three… »

05.11.2018

ICAN at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

ICAN at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

Starting on Monday the 5th of November, a delegation of ICAN activists, including Executive Director Beatrice Fihn will be participating at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace in the Spanish capital, Madrid, convened by Mayor Manuela Carmena.  ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish… »

05.11.2018

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

The criminal accusations brought by Greek prosecutors against activists for their efforts to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea appear entirely unfounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch analyzed court records and other documents in the cases of two of the four activists currently in pretrial detention. »

03.11.2018

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Roger Torrent i Ramió The request for sentences made today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the indictment against the defendants in relation to the referendum of 1 October 2017 leads us to pronounce jointly. Today, in the indictment… »

02.11.2018

Nonviolence Charter: progress report 13 (October 2018)

Nonviolence Charter: progress report 13 (October 2018)

This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ together with a sample of news about Charter signatories and organizations. Our collective effort… »

22.10.2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

Our Actions are our Future. This year’s theme of the World Food Day Celebration couldn’t articulate more the significance and urgency of the need to address the increasing magnitude of poverty and hunger worldwide. We, from the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.,  a network of civil society organizations, rights groups, peace… »

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

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