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11.10.2020

Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can’t build peace on its own

Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can’t build peace on its own

By awarding the 2020 Nobel peace prize to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Nobel committee said that it wanted to “turn the eyes of the world to the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger”. Among its reasons for awarding the prize were WFP’s “efforts… »

10.10.2020

Girls to know: The next generation is already leading the way

Girls to know: The next generation is already leading the way

Around the world, girls are driving change. They are activists and advocates on the front lines of movements for social and racial equality. They are calling for urgent climate action and demanding space at decision-making tables in their communities, countries and beyond. The theme for this year’s International Day of… »

10.10.2020

European Union and U.S. at War against Refugees and Immigrants

European Union and U.S. at War against Refugees and Immigrants

During Marie Dutrepont’s interview by Pressenza, Marie described the process and unbearable situation in the Moria (Lesvos) concentration camp in Greece. She described day-to-day conditions in a camp designed for 2500 people but that now hosts 25,000. She spoke of the fears and risks for women going the… »

09.10.2020

A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter

A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Four weeks after the fires destroyed Moria Reception and Identification Centre on Lesvos, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is… »

08.10.2020

Tsuru for Solidarity’s statement in response to NYT article

Tsuru for Solidarity’s statement in response to NYT article

As Japanese Americans whose community was targeted by unjust mass incarceration and separation of families by the U.S. government during WWII, we are appalled by the blatant, ruthless lack of humanity exhibited by those responsible for the family separation policy, as documented in a new draft report by the DOJ’s… »

05.10.2020

Wednesday 7th October: neo-fascism will be defeated in the court of law and in our global consciousness

Wednesday 7th October: neo-fascism will be defeated in the court of law and in our global consciousness

A year and a half ago the European editorial teams of PRESSENZA have proposed to the Global Forum of DW (media partner of Pressenza) to host an event on the golden dawn trial. We were about to invite (own costs) the team of the Golden Dawn Watch to talk about… »

05.10.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Policing in the United States, including how New York police carried out a plan trap and arrest peaceful protesters in the Bronx; Indian authorities freeze the bank accounts of Amnesty International’s India office; Saudi Arabia is implicated in recruitment of child soldiers as young as 12… »

04.10.2020

The 3rd World March is announced

The 3rd World March is announced

The 3rd World March is announced. The 3rd World March for 2024 is announced at the Forum for Nonviolence in Mar del Plata - Argentina »

01.10.2020

How a Strike by Strippers in Portland Has Grown Into a Nationwide Movement Against Racism in Nightclubs

How a Strike by Strippers in Portland Has Grown Into a Nationwide Movement Against Racism in Nightclubs

An interview with a leader of the Portland Stripper Strike on the growing movement for equal treatment and better labor protections for dancers. By April M. Short In the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests, which erupted around the world following the killing of George Floyd by police officers… »

30.09.2020

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

The president of the autonomous indigenous government is still detained Princess Barberena, a black Kriol environmental and feminist activist from Nicaragua has been detained by Nicaraguan soldiers on September 27, along with Kriol forest ranger Roger Joseph and 16 other black and indigenous leaders, lawyers, and forest rangers from the indigenous… »

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