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20.06.2019

The Power of Volunteers

The Power of Volunteers

On World Refugee Day it is important to remember the ongoing struggles of people living in overcrowded conditions for months on end in Reception Centres. Last week marked an unprecedented change in the dialogue between the Greek State and the volunteers supporting refugees in the island Reception Centres. An NGO,… »

20.06.2019

How to avert the impending war on Iran

How to avert the impending war on Iran

The military is currently putting the breaks on the drive to war in Iran, says a former colonel and diplomat, but concerned citizens need to step up. By Eric StonerJune 18, 2019 Since coming to power, the Trump administration has… »

20.06.2019

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Shainaz Firfiray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK employees have the longest working week compared to other workers in the European Union. But, despite the long hours, recent studies have shown this does not make the UK a more productive nation. An… »

20.06.2019

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

Campaigners have welcomed a Court of Appeal decision to overturn a 2017 High Court judgment which allowed the UK government to continue licensing the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The appeal hearing took place in April 2019. The judgment comes amidst global concern over the use of… »

19.06.2019

Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin

Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin

Drop Bogus Charges, Free Kavala and Aksakoğlu The trial of 16 people accused of organizing and financing peaceful protests which began in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013 is scheduled to begin on June 24, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a short video about the case. The 16 are… »

19.06.2019

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

“European states’ approach to migration in the Mediterranean Sea has become much too focused on preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores, and too little on the humanitarian and human rights aspects. This approach is having tragic consequences”, said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while… »

19.06.2019

Arctic Permafrost Melting 70 Years Sooner Than Expected

Arctic Permafrost Melting 70 Years Sooner Than Expected

By Jan Wesner Childs Scientists studying climate change expected layers of permafrost in the Canadian Arctic to melt by the year 2090. Instead, it’s happening now. A new study published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters revealed that unusually warm summers in the Canadian High Arctic between 2003 and… »

19.06.2019

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

By Jhon Sánchez Summer is coming and even though I love the heat, sometimes I like the cold refreshing rain. I imagine myself walking along the rivulets and splashing water from the ponds. In the time of global warming, I also wish we could hire a rainmaker to make this… »

19.06.2019

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

By David Breitkopf Donald Trump’s progressive record in office is—let’s just say—wanting. But his supporters are quick to point out his support of the LGBTQ community as one instance where he has come down on the right (or left) side of the ledger. It is true that during the 2016… »

18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

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