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19.10.2017

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least 2% of GDP on defence.”. This is how, the President… »

18.10.2017

Know Your Stuff: The Terrorism Industry – Video with Swiss Historian Dr. Daniele Ganser

Know Your Stuff: The Terrorism Industry – Video with Swiss Historian Dr. Daniele Ganser

In this educational video with Swiss historian Dr. Daniele Ganser, who specializes in post-World War ll contemporary history and International Politics, we talk about the meaning of the term “War on Terror” (also known as Global War on Terrorism) and how the military industrial complex… »

01.10.2017

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

Spanish state police forces burst in with violence first thing this morning, but the popular wave is very large and multi-centred.  There is a disparity of situations, in many places the atmosphere is festive while in others there are police charges. During the course of the day, various strategies are… »

30.09.2017

“Intelligent” weapons: The need to outlaw a lethal oxymoron

“Intelligent” weapons: The need to outlaw a lethal oxymoron

Within the framework of the “Dialogues for a Citizen Internet”, a series of conferences that discussed the current monopoly orientation of the Internet, Javier Tolcachier, a researcher at the Centre for Humanist Studies, developed the subject of “cyber weapons”.  The conference, organized by Latin American communication collectives (… »

30.09.2017

A Nato attack on Nuclear Disarmament

A Nato attack on Nuclear Disarmament

From the Art of War by Manlio Dinucci, VOLTAIRE NETWORK | BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) | 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 Not a single nuclear power has agreed to sign the new Treaty banning nuclear weapons. We all appreciate that unilateral disarmament would be a genuine concern for such… »

26.09.2017

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Reported by Hadi Azmi/BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. 22 Sep 2017 – An international panel of judges declared today that the Myanmar government is guilty of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing the country following months of military crackdowns against the minority group. The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

23.09.2017

Big Data v Intentionality

Big Data v Intentionality

‘To err is human but to make a real mess you need a computer.’ Pressenza reported recently how algorithms used by social media were creating fake news without human intervention. Not the only cybercock up. ‘Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap’:… »

16.09.2017

The West – Where Are You Heading?

The West – Where Are You Heading?

By Johan Galtung A world map shows the West is big, from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean-Black Sea-Russian border; but not that big.  However, that is only Europe. Add Anglo-America, USA-Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans, from the… »

15.08.2017

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence is in Colombia today for his first stop in a regional tour, where he and the Trump administration are facing widespread opposition to President Trump’s threat of launching a possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. President Donald Trump: “We have many options for Venezuela. And, by… »

14.08.2017

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

In her recent participation in the “Peace Building” round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility in Ecuador, Nelsy Lizarazo, President of the international news agency Pressenza, said, “The hallmark of Ecuador’s diplomacy is based on how it has developed and advanced towards the diplomacy… »

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