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23.04.2019

‘Despicable: Trump Administration Threatens to Veto UN Resolution Combating Rape as Weapon of War

‘Despicable: Trump Administration Threatens to Veto UN Resolution Combating Rape as Weapon of War

The U.S. is reportedly opposing the resolution over language on reproductive health for victims of rape.  by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In what critics denounced as the Trump administration’s latest attack on women’s rights across the globe, U.S. officials are reportedly threatening… »

23.04.2019

Sri Lanka attacks: government’s social media ban may hide the truth about what is happening

Sri Lanka attacks: government’s social media ban may hide the truth about what is happening

Meera Selva, University of Oxford for The Conversation Sri Lanka has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which killed at least 290 people. The ban is ostensibly to stop… »

23.04.2019

Michel Chossudovsky: “with NATO from welfare al warfare”

Michel Chossudovsky: “with NATO from welfare al warfare”

At the international conference “NATO’s 70th Anniversary: Historical Balance? Looking for a way out of the war system, now”, held in Florence on 7 April, was attended by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, director of Global Research, the research centre on globalisation (Canada), co-sponsor of the conference along with the No War… »

22.04.2019

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It’s titled “A Message from the Future with Alexandria… »

22.04.2019

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed, Churches and hotels targeted

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed, Churches and hotels targeted

More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. Media report said: The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo,… »

21.04.2019

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

“Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody’s screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been at the heart of Extinction Rebellion’s activism since it was founded in 2018 – from January’s disruption of London… »

21.04.2019

“We want to show it is possible to change towards another way of life without violence or discrimination”, Carlos Crespo

“We want to show it is possible to change towards another way of life without violence or discrimination”, Carlos Crespo

We interviewed the Ecuadorian academic based in Peru, Carlos Crespo, in his capacity as coordinator of the Network of Humanist Educators that has been working in the context of the next IV Latin American Humanist Forum, in order to know what they have been doing, since when this process exists… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

20.04.2019

Netanyahu, Trump Prevent Peace in the Holy Land

Netanyahu, Trump Prevent Peace in the Holy Land

Christians the world over look to the Holy Land this week as they celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, while Jews around the globe observe Passover, recalling their exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt. Current events in Israel and Palestine, though, are no cause for celebration, and are adding… »

20.04.2019

2ª Human chain of school children for Peace and Nonviolence – A Coruña

2ª Human chain of school children for Peace and Nonviolence – A Coruña

3,500 children from 8 schools in the city of A Coruña, will be participating on 26/04/19 along the Paseo Marítimo, between two symbols of the city, the Millennium obelisk to the Tower of Hercules. Human chains symbolize an act of human expression, carrying out a combined act between numerous boys… »

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