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23.04.2009

Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi proposes International Convention To Eradicate Poverty

Lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, was in Montreal at the Millennium summit on April 16 with others major players and key figures from government organizations, civil society, and leading international humanitarian organizations to raise awareness on the importance on sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. At the Summit, Dr. Ebadi proposed an International Convention to eradicate poverty. »

20.04.2009

To Obama on Torture: Do the Right Thing

President Obama's decision to release the "torture memos" was a victory for transparency; but his decision not to prosecute the agents who committed torture is wrong, and betrays his own calls for accountability and moral renewal. »

19.04.2009

Mia Farrow calls out for immediate action to avoid famine in Darfur

Actress and UNICEF ambassador Mia Farrow was a guest speaker at the recent Millenium Summit in Montreal. She spoke about the crisis in Darfur, a region she has visited 11 times since 2004. »

17.04.2009

A human stimulus package should be part of the solution to the financial crisis

Pressenza speaks with Henk-Jan Brinkman - by Anne Farrell »

15.04.2009

Tax Resisters to Hold Day of Protest

They will hold protests around the country to show their opposition to funding war »

09.04.2009

Give peace another chance!

Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John & Yoko »

08.04.2009

Obama Tells Iraqis to “Take Responsibility”

President Obama is back in the United States after stopping in Turkey and Iraq following his European trip. »

08.04.2009

White House Warns Lawmakers on Israel Disputes

Obama was also asked about his stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, where he has yet to make any change from the US support of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. »

06.04.2009

GANDHI WALK

'In this age of the atom bomb, unadulterated nonviolence is the only force that can confound all the tricks of violence put together.' »

06.04.2009

10,000 people marched on Wall Street to protest the wars

On April 4, in honor of Dr. King and his visionary 'Beyond Vietnam' speech in 1967, 10,000 people marched on Wall Street to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to demand a larger investment in the needs of our communities. Labor, veterans, students, immigrant rights groups, military families, faith-based people, women's groups, and community groups joined for a lively, vibrant march. »

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