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11.06.2019

​In France’s National Assembly: a Referendum Bill for abolishing nuclear and radioactive weapons

​In France’s National Assembly: a Referendum Bill for abolishing nuclear and radioactive weapons

​On 5 June 2019, a bill for a “shared-initiative” referendum was presented at the National Assembly in Paris. Its aim is for French citizens to have a say on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear and radioactive weapons. The first three speakers were MPs speaking on behalf of the… »

30.05.2019

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group… »

22.05.2019

The government of Colombia: its betrayal of the peace agreements and its two-sided discourse

The government of Colombia: its betrayal of the peace agreements and its two-sided discourse

Declaration of Colombians abroad, addressed to the international community to make visible the situation of misgovernment of Ivan Duque in Colombia, assassinations of social leaders, former FARC combatants, boycott of the Peace Accords, persecution of the JEP and little or no political will to continue the dialog with the ELN. »

21.05.2019

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

(Note: Last May 13, 2019, midterm elections were held in the Philippines, with those elected taking office on June 30, 2019, halfway through the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. The following positions were contested: 12 seats in the Senate of the Philippines, all seats in the House of Representatives of… »

20.05.2019

UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry

UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry

Government Policy Failings Exacerbate Food Poverty, Violate Right to Food  Government cuts to welfare over the past decade have resulted in tens of thousands of poor families in England left without enough food to eat, a clear breach of the government’s duty to ensure adequate food, Human Rights Watch said… »

19.05.2019

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

Press release: The World Premiere of the documentary film The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons will take place on the 6th of June at 7pm at the Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue, New York, hosted by Pressenza International Press Agency.  Tickets cost $10 each ($1 for students)… »

02.05.2019

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists received the decision Friday evening from a federal magistrate denying their motions to dismiss the charges, including their motion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The seven defendants, all Catholics, had testified with expert witnesses during their November 2018 evidentiary hearings and waited… »

01.05.2019

50th anniversary of the public launch of Siloism: pilgrims from all over the world now arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina

50th anniversary of the public launch of Siloism: pilgrims from all over the world now arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina

A historic milestone will be celebrated next Saturday, May 4 at the Punta de Vacas Study and Reflection Park (1), in the Andes Mountains: the 50th anniversary of Silo’s first public address, known as “The Healing of Suffering”, which would later resonate in numerous cultures and countries on five continents. »

29.04.2019

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

Strong electoral results against the insane dreams of neofascism. The participation in the general elections of April 28 has exceeded 75% in all of Spain, almost 9 points more than in the 2016 elections. The increase was even more marked in Catalonia, above 76%. The PSOE wins the general elections. »

28.04.2019

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

Pressenza republishes here the SIPRI report of military spending for 2018. (Stockholm, 29 April 2019) Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five… »

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