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25.04.2018

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

By Ana María Mahserd / After 10 days of tension, peaceful popular demonstrations, arrests and violent police actions, the dissident representative Nikol Pashinian and his companions Sasun Mikaelian and Ararad Mirzoian were freed. Historical Recount In 2015, being president for 12 years, Serge Sargsyan decides to promote a constitutional change… »

25.04.2018

Windrush [UK] scandal: a historian on why destroying archives is never a good idea

Windrush [UK] scandal: a historian on why destroying archives is never a good idea

Dora Vargha, University of Exeter for the Conversation Archival practices rarely make headlines. Databases are sexy, archives less so – at least for most people. Whenever we do read about archives, it’s almost exclusively in the context of something disappearing. Apparently, we never know a good thing until… »

25.04.2018

Greece: Government Defies Court on Asylum Seekers

Greece: Government Defies Court on Asylum Seekers

The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights and humanitarian organizations said today. Rather than carrying out the April 17 ruling by the… »

23.04.2018

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve calls itself independent, but it is independent only of government. It marches to the drums of the banks that are its private owners. To prevent another Great Recession or Great Depression, Congress needs to amend the Federal Reserve Act, nationalize the Fed and turn it into a… »

22.04.2018

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

Another round of preparatory meetings ahead of the 2020 NPT Review Conference kicks off in Geneva tomorrow, Monday 23rd April.  The people at Reaching Critical Will are, as always, providing excellent coverage throughout.  We republish their first editorial here for the benefit of Pressenza readers. Since states parties to the… »

22.04.2018

#EHF2018: We can tell a different story of human beings

#EHF2018: We can tell a different story of human beings

The European Humanist Forum in Madrid is approaching, and we would like to introduce further speakers beforehand in an interview. Alex Ross emigrated from the Swabian-Bavarian mountains to the Lüneburger Heide. After graduating from high school, she moved to Hamburg to learn a trade. Alex dedicates herself as an… »

21.04.2018

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Italian film director, Lucio de Candia, won the International Active Nonviolence Film Festival (FICNOVA) prize for Balkan Blues in 2016, and taking advantage of his participation in the 2018 European Humanist Forum in Madrid, we asked him about the role of images in the humanising transformation of human beings. EHF2018:… »

21.04.2018

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

12 April by Peter Bakvis for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt The World Bank decided last year to devote the 2019 edition of its flagship annual policy review publication, the World Development Report, to the theme of the future of work. Preparation of the WDR 2019… »

21.04.2018

Open Line of Communication Between Korean Leaders

Open Line of Communication Between Korean Leaders

Seoul, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People”s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea opened today the telephone line that its leaders will use before their summit and as part of the approach and detente ongoing in the peninsula. The Seoul government said the channel connects the office of… »

21.04.2018

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN) – On the eve of a crucial international conference, an eminent Buddhist organization advocating a nuclear-weapon-free world for over six decades, has called for the signing, ratification and early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted by… »

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