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20.02.2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

Mérida, Yucatán will be the host city of the 17th Nobel Peace Summit in 2019. The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates together with the Government of the State of Yucatán, are pleased to announce that the next Nobel Peace Summit will be hosted in Mérida,… »

19.02.2019

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

The “El Paso 9” continue their hunger strike into the 7th week at the El Paso Processing Center. Nine of 11 Sikh asylum seekers are being violently force-fed by ICE staff and late last week all nine were thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to be force-fed standing up, according… »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

12.02.2019

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro

“If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged… »

11.02.2019

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Letter published by the Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network In recent days, we’ve heard prominent Democrats talking about the need for the Party to prove that it’s “strong on border security.” Some Democratic politicians have actually advocated letting Donald Trump build his obscene wall as part of an overall budget… »

01.02.2019

US withdrawal from INF Treaty puts Europe (and the world) at risk

US withdrawal from INF Treaty puts Europe (and the world) at risk

The US suspension of and withdrawal from the INF-Treaty is an irresponsible move that opens the path for a new-nuclear arms race and highlights the importance of real multilateral, binding solutions like the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With Russia and the US putting the entire world… »

01.02.2019

At two minutes to midnight, the French parliament considers a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons

At two minutes to midnight, the French parliament considers a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons

On 23 January 2019 in Chicago, atomic scientists in charge of the “Doomsday Clock” decided to keep the minute hand of this big symbolic timepiece in the same place as they put it in January 2018: at two minutes away from a nuclear catastrophe that threatens to annihilate humanity –… »

30.01.2019

Development Network Pushes for ‘Rights of Nature’ Law

Development Network Pushes for ‘Rights of Nature’ Law

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A social development and advocacy network is aiming for a legislative path that will provide Mother Nature its own legal rights and be recognized through a law. Recognizing ‘Rights of Nature’ means that human activities and development must not interfere with the ability of ecosystems to… »

24.01.2019

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. Assange. Assange’s lawyers are also asking the Commission to compel Ecuador to cease its… »

22.01.2019

US withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens to plunge Europe back into the darkest days of the Cold War

US withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens to plunge Europe back into the darkest days of the Cold War

On the 2nd of February 2019, the USA is expected to formally start the process of withdrawing from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  This Cold War Treaty effectively removed over two and a half thousand missiles which were to be used in a limited nuclear war in Europe. As… »

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