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29.10.2020

China: The Global Superpower

China: The Global Superpower

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Despite its large population of 1.5 billion which many have considered as an impediment, China’s domestic economic reforms and collaborative strategic diplomacy with external countries have made it attain superpower status over the United States. While United States influence is rapidly fading away, China has… »

29.10.2020

Human Rights Tribunal in Berlin: Migration and Asylum Policies of the German Government and the EU Violate Fundamental Human Rights Including the Right to Health

Human Rights Tribunal in Berlin: Migration and Asylum Policies of the German Government and the EU Violate Fundamental Human Rights Including the Right to Health

The current migration and asylum policies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU seriously violate the right to health and the physical and psychological integrity of migrant and refugee peoples. This is the result of the Human Rights Tribunal organized by an alliance of civil society organizations in… »

29.10.2020

Edward Snowden is Granted Permanent Residence in Russia

Edward Snowden is Granted Permanent Residence in Russia

Russia has given a permanent residence permit to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency public interest informant. Edward Snowden has been living in exile in Russia since 2013 when he disclosed the American secret services’ programs of massive surveillance. The USA has requested his extradition for violating espionage laws. Today’s… »

25.10.2020

Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Today, on Friday, Sea-Watch has filed an appeal against the blockade of the Sea-Watch 4 at the Administrative Court in Palermo. Italian authorities had blocked the rescue ship after a port state control on 19.09.2020 under flimsy grounds. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 20 people… »

25.10.2020

50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Open Letter from Mayors for Peace Mayors for Peace wholeheartedly welcomes the momentous occasion of the number of states ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reaching fifty, ensuring its entry into force in ninety days. We would like to rejoice at this moment from the bottom… »

24.10.2020

Killer Robots: Precedent for a Ban Treaty

Killer Robots: Precedent for a Ban Treaty

Shared Concerns, Desire for Human Control Should Spur Regulation (Washington, DC) – A treaty to ban fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” is essential and achievable, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 25-page report, “New Weapons, Proven Precedent: Elements of and Models for a Treaty on… »

23.10.2020

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

By Bereket Alemayehu There are always emotional uphills to be experienced just visiting historical places like national cemeteries, war memorials and prisons of the past history of any country. I had some emotional feelings while visiting the famous Seodaemun prison museum, built by Japanese colonial period in 1908 in Seoul,… »

20.10.2020

Energy Research Platform Takes Central Stage under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship

Energy Research Platform Takes Central Stage under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship

By Kester Kenn Klomegah After the Ufa declaration in 2015, BRICS, an association of five major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has made energy cooperation one of its priorities besides attaining an admirable significant influence on regional affairs and very active on the global… »

15.10.2020

COVID19: Dr Fauci Issues A Stern Warning

COVID19: Dr Fauci Issues A Stern Warning

By Countercurrents Collective Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, told CNBC’s Shepard Smith Monday evening that it was more critical than ever to do these five things: wear a mask, social… »

14.10.2020

In Search of a Solution to Russia’s Strategic Problem

In Search of a Solution to Russia’s Strategic Problem

By George Friedman – Geopolitical Futures Russian President Vladimir Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe in history. Though it may not be true of all of history, it is certainly true of modern Russian history, because it cost Russia what it needs most:… »

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