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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… »

22.11.2017

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

On Monday evening, November 20th , the American University of Beirut gave Dean’s Warnings and terminated the tuition waivers of six graduate students who work at AUB as Graduate Assistants and were protesting for fair work conditions. On Tuesday morning, this number increased to 11 students and counting. Without their… »

21.11.2017

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

I would have liked to participate in these preparatory activities for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence… Peace and Nonviolence are the most important things we have to do. The moment we achieve this transition… from force to speech, from a culture of war to a culture… »

21.11.2017

Face 2 Face with Georgina Bates

Face 2 Face with Georgina Bates

On this show we speak with Georgina Bates director and choreographer of “Somehow We End Up Here, Again”. Georgina collaborates with journalist Jihii Jolly, documentarian Diana Diroy, and others on a timely mixed-media dance theater work exploring life under the radar, colored by the immigrant, refugee, and outcast perspectives. »

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… »

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

19.11.2017

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November.  We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition.  He explained how it is possible and necessary to… »

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

Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect – the man’s neighbour – but… »

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