Europe

22.11.2017

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching. Conditions on… »

21.11.2017

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence was announced during the Conference for Nonviolence that took place between the 15th and 18th of November in Madrid, Spain.  It is scheduled to start on the 2nd of October 2019 (International Nonviolence Day) and end on the 8th of March 2020… »

21.11.2017

Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers

Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers

PRESS RELEASE | 20 NOVEMBER 2017 For immediate release Contact: Will Snell, Tax Justice UK / +44 (0)7928 858882 / will@taxjustice.uk Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer… »

18.11.2017

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Forum for the Future of Culture 18th and 19th of November 2017,  Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw In the autumn of 2016, this slogan brought together nearly three thousand participants of the Congress of Culture. We met up in Warsaw and talked about culture in Poland during three days. We finished the meeting with the… »

17.11.2017

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

The fossil fuel divestment movement got a major boost on Thursday when the Norwegian government announced it is considering selling off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks. Norway would become by far the largest entity to join the divestment movement. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund controls about 1.5… »

17.11.2017

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Public projects such as the NHS, BBC and social security define us as a nation. Without that cohesion, authoritarianism could flourish.  So what is this country we are asked to love? This might once have been an easy question to answer. National identity… »

12.11.2017

George Orwell at the BBC

George Orwell at the BBC

I cannot think of anything more ironic than the content of the article published in The Guardian on November 7th : “George Orwell returns to loom over BBC” stating that an Orwell statue has been unveiled at the BBC’s studio piazza in London this week. Apparently, the work of art… »

11.11.2017

A New Armistice Day

A New Armistice Day

By David Swanson Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 99 years ago, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. Up until that moment, they were killing and taking bullets, falling and screaming, moaning and dying. Then they stopped, on schedule. »

10.11.2017

The great British drug rip-off

The great British drug rip-off

By MORTEN THAYSEN 5 November 2017 for openDemocracy Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS [1]. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price… »

10.11.2017

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen could be killed with British-made weapons at the same time… »

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