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12.04.2019

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

By David Swanson Governments’ (monstrous and criminal) behavior should not be secret. People should know what their government is doing, and what a powerful foreign government is doing to their own countries. The actual results of the work of WikiLeaks have been hugely beneficial. If U.S. courts were to get… »

12.04.2019

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Today, Quito woke up as cold as usual, but that was not the first thing that Ecuadorians noticed when their alarms went off.  At 5 a.m., Ecuadorian time, President Lenín Moreno announced to everyone that the country was to stop providing asylum to Julian Assange, of course, asserting Ecuador’s sovereign… »

12.04.2019

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Pressenza interviewed Javier Arcentales Illescas, Human Mobility Advisor of the Ombudsman’s Office of Ecuador, an institution that spoke today about the detention of Julian Assange, at the consulate of Ecuador in London. Here is the interview. Q: The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister and government representatives have said today… »

06.04.2019

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on… »

06.04.2019

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combating climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report,… »

05.04.2019

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

By Jan Oberg he North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in… »

05.04.2019

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell In a clear threat to expel Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, the country’s President Lenín Moreno declared in an interview yesterday that the WikiLeaks founder had “repeatedly violated the conditions of his asylum.” Moreno stated that his government would “take a decision” “in the short term”… »

03.04.2019

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan has been met with condemnation by the international community, with the UN and Washington’s Gulf and European allies slamming the move. The US president signed… »

03.04.2019

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday [1 April 2019]. This year’s Commission is also an opportunity to take stock and review… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

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