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19.01.2017

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

The Mobile Info Team for Refugees in Greece is a group of international activists who counsel refugees in Greece with regard to their asylum application process. Together with Traveling light – Legal Team for the Protection of Refugees‘ and Immigrants‘ Rights they have produced a report on the… »

16.01.2017

US Troops Enter Poland

US Troops Enter Poland

U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO’s eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia’s doorstep… »

15.01.2017

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

RT – Published time: 14 Jan, 2017 11:40 At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency reported. On Friday at the… »

15.01.2017

Refugees in Greece defy extreme cold to help the homeless

Refugees in Greece defy extreme cold to help the homeless

Refugees living in camps have been collecting spare food and donating it to those sleeping on the streets – including homeless Greek families. »

10.01.2017

Aleppo’s Evil Humanitarians Photo Story # 3

Aleppo’s Evil Humanitarians Photo Story # 3

By Jan Oberg, TFF director – Lund, Sweden, January 9, 2017 Unique photos with text from Aleppo’s Jibrin reception center for people finally liberated in Eastern Aleppo December 11-12, 2016. Documentation of the fact that it was the Syrian authorities, the Syrian Army, Russian doctors, the Syrian Red Crescent and… »

10.01.2017

Top Twenty-Five Most-Read Articles During 2016

Top Twenty-Five Most-Read Articles During 2016

Below is a list of the 25 articles that were most read on pressenza.com in English during 2016. ★ Number 10 ★ “One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe” The season is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean DiEM25 hasn’t been active during this summer’s hot… »

07.01.2017

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 7 JANUARY 2017 The Jihadists, who since 24 December 2016 have been polluting the sources of Barada — the river which provides the water supply for the inhabitants (now totalling more than 7 million) of Damascus and the… »

02.01.2017

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

By David Swanson To many Democrats for whom killing a million people in Iraq just didn’t rise to the level of an impeachable offense, and who considered Obama’s bombing of eight nations and the creation of the drone murder program to be praiseworthy, Trump will be impeachable on Day 1. »

31.12.2016

The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming

By Oliver Stone As 2016 draws to a close, we find ourselves a deeply unsettled nation. We’re unable to draw the lines of our national interest. Is it jobs and economy, is it national security, or is it now in our interest to ensure global security — in other words,… »

30.12.2016

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

By Johan Galtung To understand something we often compare it with something else. A recent Harvard study found 26.7% of world car production in China and 13.3% in USA; US economy bigger but China leading in export with 8 of the 12 biggest harbors;… »

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