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Experts Highlight Impacts of Microplastics to Environment, Human Health

April 18, 2024, Quezon City— Days before the celebration of Earth Day, environmental and planetary health experts sounded the alarm about the prevalence of microplastics in the ecosystems and their insidious effects on our health. During the seminar organized by…

Non-sexist education: a protective factor against violence against women

On 6 March, the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill “Establishing Measures to prevent, condemn and eradicate gender-based violence against women” in the third constitutional process. A few days later, the Constitutional Court rejected a request by a group of…

Colombian government and National Liberation Army hold peace talks in Caracas

The Colombian government’s delegation for political dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN) said on Sunday that peace talks in their country began yesterday, Saturday, in Venezuela and will continue today. “Yesterday, the two peace delegations began talks in Caracas.…

The North American Peace Movement at an Inflection Point

The North American peace movement is contesting ongoing US wars in Ukraine and Palestine and preparations for war with China. Out of the fog of these wars, a clear anti-imperialist focus is emerging. Giving peace a chance has never been…

Electoral engineering versus democracy

The Chilean case is a true expression of the fact that democracy is not just about holding periodic elections. On the contrary, the fundamental preoccupation of political parties can become a real obstacle to the genuine exercise of popular sovereignty.…

The humanist Dr Bernardita Zalisñak at the head of the Faculty of Humanities at Concordia, Argentina.

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences – UADER, Mg. María Gracia Benedetti and the Vice Dean Lic. Daniel Richar was present in the city of Concordia to accompany the inauguration of the new director, lawyer…

Argentina: Humanist Party files lawsuit against Milei, his cabinet, and the Supreme Court

The secretary general of the Argentine Humanist Party, Fernando Schüle, has filed a criminal complaint with the Comodoro Py courts, requesting an investigation into possible crimes committed by President Javier Milei and members of his cabinet, even involving members of…

Russia ready for dialogue with Ukraine, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated his readiness for dialogue with Ukraine and that an aborted 2022 peace deal could serve as a basis for resuming negotiations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. In a meeting with Belarusian President…

Interview: Colonel Matos Gomes on the Carnation Revolution

This article is part of the series “50 Years After: Long Live the Carnation Revolution”, published by Pressenza since mid-March 2024. The “Carnation Revolution” of 1974-75 brought freedom to the Portuguese after 48 years of fascism and independence to the…

Toy Safety Warning: Potential Health and Toxicity Hazards of Kids’ Blaster Guns with Gel Water Balls to Young Children

Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics raised concerns over the proliferation of battery-rechargeable gel blaster submachine gun toys using water-absorbing plastic beads or gel ammunition and similar toys. “We express concern about the growing availability of gel blaster submachine gun toys…

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