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20.07.2019

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Katharine Gun was a young specialist working for Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters when she exposed a highly confidential… »

18.07.2019

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Britain has enough housing – it’s just that a series of outrageous policies makes it accessible only to the rich. By George Monbiot for The Guardian I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles… »

17.07.2019

Who will save Europe from the latest threats of nuclear war?

Who will save Europe from the latest threats of nuclear war?

This opinion piece written by Rafael Poch-de-Feliu[1] was published on his blog in Spanish with the original title “The discreet burial of the INF.” The most crucial nuclear disarmament agreement for Europe and Europeans is going down the toilet in three weeks time in the… »

16.07.2019

New protests against climate change in UK

New protests against climate change in UK

The environmental group Extinction Rebellion returned to the streets of the United Kingdom today to protest against official inaction on climate change, and in solidarity with the activists arrested at last April’s demonstrations. We are here to demand that the legal system assume its responsibility in the face of this… »

15.07.2019

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete, captain of Sea Watch 3 and Pia Klemp, captain of Iuventa, both accused in Italy of aiding illegal immigration, will receive the Grand Vermeil Medal, the highest distinction of the city of Paris. The City Council of the French capital, led by Mayor Anna Hidalgo, has also allocated… »

15.07.2019

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Halt Abusive Operations; Justice Needed Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The president’s recent admission during an interview on Swiss televisionthat Croatian officials… »

14.07.2019

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

For many it was the threat of a war with Iran and the stationing of new nuclear weapons that led thousands of people to the streets to protest against the US Air Base in Ramstein on June 29th2019. The more than 5,000 participants that took part in the demonstration were… »

13.07.2019

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

On June 6, 2019 a kick-off meeting was held at CEU in Budapest organized by CELAB and activists of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – Hungary, to raise awareness on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) or killer robots. Machines have begun to take the place of humans on the… »

12.07.2019

Changing vulnerabilities on Samos: Why young men are not always the least vulnerable refugees

Changing vulnerabilities on Samos: Why young men are not always the least vulnerable refugees

Men between the ages of 18 and 39 are often assumed to be the most likely to survive troubling conditions in refugee reception centres. Drawing on recent research on the Greek island of Samos, Gemma Bird highlights that this is now always the case. Vulnerabilities are not fixed, and in environments… »

09.07.2019

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of the electorate that went to the polls. The conservative right… »

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