Europe

23.01.2019

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

In the context of the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding refugee populations Samos is the Aegean island that people often forget. It exists in the shadow of Lesvos, people are familiar with the name Moria and the images it evokes. Yet until very recently the Vathy Reception Centre on Samos has… »

21.01.2019

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Saturday afternoon, the series of demonstrations against the… »

21.01.2019

Pressenza to collaborate with Omniatv in Greece

Pressenza to collaborate with Omniatv in Greece

The greek office of Pressenza International Press Agency and the internet grassroots news platform Omniatv announce with pleasure the opening of a new era of networking and cooperation. We will work together on specific projects based on mutual audiovisual productions and broadcasting news and reports to audiences… »

19.01.2019

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

We have already published a brief article on the work of Opet Bosna for refugees and migrants held up at the border between Bosnia and Croatia.  We discuss the issue in more detail with Marco Cicorella, one of the association’s founders. You’ve just returned from a trip to… »

17.01.2019

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

According to public notes by Lord Carlile of Berriew, former External Reviewer of Anti-terror Legislation for the Minister of Interior and anti-terror expert, Assange is wanted in relationship to sex crimes…  To the best of my knowledge it is a flat lie, serious defamation of Assange, and serious misleading… »

17.01.2019

Brexit deal flops, Theresa May survives – so what happens now?

Brexit deal flops, Theresa May survives – so what happens now?

Victoria Honeyman, University of Leeds for The Conversation As the clock ticks down to March 29 2019, all of the political manoeuvring, negotiating, arguing and fighting is coming to a peak. In the two and a half years since the 2016 EU referendum, views on both sides have… »

17.01.2019

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

We publish here the press release from the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Hitachi has announced it will suspend work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in Anglesey. Anti-nuclear campaigners have welcomed the announcement. Sara Medi Jones, Acting General Secretary of CND, said:… »

17.01.2019

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you? Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places… »

17.01.2019

UK parliament votes down Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal

UK parliament votes down Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal

Co-Written by By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden MPs voted by a massive majority Tuesday evening against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the European Union (EU) on the terms of Britain’s exit from the bloc. May was defeated by a majority of 230, with 432 MPs against the… »

16.01.2019

Swedish pension fund to abandon nuclear weapons investments

Swedish pension fund to abandon nuclear weapons investments

Today Sweden’s fourth national pension fund company, AP4, announced via a press statement that it is to divest from firms involved in the production of nuclear weapons, such as Airbus, Boeing and Raytheon.  In June last year, AP4 had more than 2.5 billion Swedish kronor (around 250… »

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