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15.08.2020

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

New online content regulations prohibit certain topics without government approval When a major earthquake of 6.0 on the Richter scale shook coastal East Africa at around 8:15 on August 12, Tanzanians quickly took to Twitter to report on the unusual natural event that momentarily swayed chandeliers, shattered windows and cracked… »

15.08.2020

Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?

Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?

The number of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats has increased significantly – up to 4,343 this year compared with 857 in the same period last year. The number of lurid headlines calling for action has also increased significantly but the issue is not always well understood. Calls to… »

15.08.2020

Don’t be Hoodwinked by Trump’s UAE-Israel “Peace Deal”

Don’t be Hoodwinked by Trump’s UAE-Israel “Peace Deal”

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold “HUGE breakthrough today,” crowed Donald Trump on twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan,… »

14.08.2020

Dialogue for Multiconvergence

Dialogue for Multiconvergence

The meeting of global citizens’ networks, held on July 5, 2020, was of special interest to three friends of the Dialogues for Humanity, the Agora of the Earth’s Inhabitants and the Humanist Movement, who have been promoting the union of forces in common actions. In dialogue… »

14.08.2020

Death in paradise: the aftermath of nuclear testing in Australia and Oceania

Death in paradise: the aftermath of nuclear testing in Australia and Oceania

by Aleksandar Novaković The United States of America is the first nuclear power — and the only one to have used its weapons for a military purpose. During World War 2 in 1945,  two Japanese cities were bombed by US nuclear bombs (Hiroshima on August 6th  and Nagasaki August… »

14.08.2020

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

The Egyptian authorities must immediately put an end to their crackdown on women TikTok influencers prosecuted on absurd charges of “indecency” and “violating family principles and values”, Amnesty International said today. Women who reported sexual assault, violations of their right to privacy and online abuse are among social media influencers… »

14.08.2020

Save Our Storefronts (S.O.S.) call out until NYS takes action on commercial rent relief!!

Save Our Storefronts (S.O.S.) call out until NYS takes action on commercial rent relief!!

Join us to hear updates about the SOS emergency legislation NYS Bill S-8865 on Wednesday, August 19th, 11 AM Register here Introduced by NYS Senator Brad Hoylman to the NYS Senate, the bill calls on commercial tenants, landlords and the state to share the burden of the… »

14.08.2020

Vaccine for covid-19: Russia, WHO and European Medicines Agency

Vaccine for covid-19: Russia, WHO and European Medicines Agency

In the global race for the coronavirus vaccine that has plagued humanity with 737,417 deaths, we are currently encountering 139 attempts, of which 28 are in the clinical evaluation phase, according to data from the World Health Organization. If you look closely at this list of facts, you… »

13.08.2020

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Brendan Montague An interview with George Monbiot and audio of his talk at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. If you get into debt buying your child branded trainers, if you fear redundancy, if you suffer anxiety about the future of the planet and you… »

13.08.2020

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France’s Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of “violence” with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval. Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by… »

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