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13.10.2019

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

Elise Boyle Espinosa, University of Aberdeen For The Conversation Kobanî, in the de facto autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava, was at the forefront of the battle against Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. With the aid of US airstrikes and Iraqi-trained… »

10.10.2019

Trump throws Rojava’s Kurds under Turkey’s bus

Trump throws Rojava’s Kurds under Turkey’s bus

As reported by The Guardian “Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria, following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region. ”The Turkish military confirmed on Wednesday it had “launched the land operation into the east of the Euphrates river” and later said it… »

01.10.2019

China’s Miracle – as seen by the official China itself

China’s Miracle – as seen by the official China itself

Editor’s note: TFF wants to let you hear how the official China looks upon itself and its achievements, particularly since the country celebrates its 79th Anniversary on October 1, 2019. Jan Oberg, editor of The Transnational The reason is that you can rest assured there will be no… »

23.09.2019

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

“May peace prevail on earth!” On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace and to celebrate the 13th International Lasallian Days for Peace, peace advocates from different faiths and organizations, students and educators gathered to hold a Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony at the De La Salle University Medical Health… »

17.09.2019

42nd SIPPAD General Assembly Supports Rights of Nature

42nd SIPPAD General Assembly Supports Rights of Nature

Las Navas, Northern Samar, Philippines – The Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD), a partnership composed of different sectors – church, government, academe, civil society organizations, youth and media in the provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Western Samar held their 42nd General Assembly on September 13… »

17.09.2019

Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Crisis

Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Crisis

By Robert Hunziker Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011,is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan’s environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). »

14.09.2019

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the Environment has said that there will be no other option… »

12.09.2019

Western media portrays Hong Kong hooligans as heroes. But are they?

Western media portrays Hong Kong hooligans as heroes. But are they?

By Andre Vltchek Whenever Hong Kong protesters are destroying public property, there are no cameras of Western media outlets in sight. But when police decide to intervene, protecting their city, Western media crusaders emerge in full force. On September 08, 2019, huge US flags were waving in the air. A… »

06.09.2019

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

By Susi Snyder for the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign. On July 10th, Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) released its new corporate policy paper, which includes prohibitions of investment or loans for companies that develop and/or produce inhumane weapons such as cluster bombs. According to additional research by RECNA… »

30.08.2019

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 29 August, the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, becoming the 26th signatory state to do so. The Treaty will enter into force at the moment of the fiftieth ratification. As ICAN indicated in a… »

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