Portugal parliament backs same-sex marriage

The Portuguese parliament has passed a law that legalises same-sex marriage, becoming the sixth country in Europe to do so. The bill proposed by the Socialist government was backed by other left wing parties and rejected by the centre-right opposition. The law gives gay marriages the same rights as heterosexual marriages, including those on taxes, inheritance and housing. »


MIGRATION: Wonderland Vision and Painful Reality

In 2009 Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented human rights violations against migrant women, men, and children in every region of the world, publishing dozens of materials, including 14 reports. This issue is treated by the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers ratified by 42 countries since the UN adoption on December 18, 1990 »


Aminatou Must Live and Return Home

The humanist organisation ‘Convergence of Cultures’ is carrying out an international campaign for solidarity with Aminatau Haidar, the Western Saharan who has been on hunger strike in defence of the rights of her people. The campaign demands that the authorities concerned comply with both UN resolutions and human rights. »


Nuclear bomb-makers serenaded with “updated” festive tunes

Anti-nuclear campaigners from Trident Ploughshares group, London & Oxford Catholic Worker, Campaign Against Arms Trade, World March for Peace and Nonviolence and Kingston Peace Council dressed in white “weapons inspector” overalls and festive hats serenaded employees of nuclear weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin outside the US arms giant’s central London office. »


Controversial speech from the new Nobel Prize Winner for Peace

Obama attempted to justify his concepts of "just war" and "just peace" in a tense speech that veered between the idea that "war is sometimes necessary" and the idea that "war is an expression of human error"; between his ideals of non-violence inspired by Luther King and his role as Commander in Chief of a country whose army is currently embroiled in two wars. »


Save over a quarter million Euro by withdrawing Irish troops from Afghanistan

In response to a question by SF Dail Deputy Caoimhghin O Caolain, the Minister for Defence Mr. Willie O'Dea TD admitted that the annual cost to the Irish people to have 7 Irish soldiers taking part in the war and occupation of Afghanistan was €270,000. Roger Cole, Chair of Peace and Neutrality Alliance, responds to him here. »


Climate Countdown: Largest Climate Summit in World History Opens in Copenhagen

Over the next two weeks, 100 world leaders are expected to attend the UN conference that has been described by some scientists as the most important the world has ever seen. In the opening of Sunday: the mayor of Copenhagen, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. »


Swiss: discrimination and trade with death

The results of Swiss federal Referendums are, for the humanists of Switzerland, a black Sunday. It is not only a victory for the Swiss Peoples Party that promoted the prohibition of minarets, also fear and ignorance have won. This is no positive credit, neither for democracy nor for the Swiss population. Humanists are outraged and surprised. »


Bolivia’s New Challenge: Industrialization

On his stop in Spain, Bolivia’s Foreign Minister, David Choquehuanca, asked for the vote of Bolivians residing there. He listed before the press the domestic accomplishments achieved by the government of Evo and the improvements for Bolivians living abroad. Regarding the future, he made clear the next big challenge for the coming years: the industrialization of the country. »


Peace is, above all, a state of mind: Peace declaration adopted after World March stay in Sarajevo

More than a dozen organizations and nonviolent groups have participated to the World March round table in Sarajevo on November 4. At the end of the meeting all of them have subscribed a Declaration about peace and nonviolence, stating that war doesn’t start in the battlefield and doesn't end with peace agreements. Its beginning and its end are in the heads of the people. »


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