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14.06.2013

Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn’t belong to a robot

Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn’t belong to a robot

[divide] Autonomous killing machines are being developed by the US military, and drones are being built now in many countries. The surveillance revelations point to several possible scenarios in which mechanical devices divorced from human control by design or by accident use such data to… »

02.06.2013

The Spanish Roots of the 99%

The Spanish Roots of the 99%

By Jeffrey Lawrence On September 19th, 2011, Luis Moreno-Caballud and Begoña Santa-Cecilia returned to their apartment after three days of intense discussions and assemblies in New York City’s Zuccotti… »

30.05.2013

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on May 23

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on May 23

A presidential war speech often doubles as a gauge of the antiwar movement’s weakness or strength. This was borne out again last week when President Obama delivered what the administration billed as amajor address on the wars over which he is presiding. In his May 23 presentation at the National Defense… »

24.05.2013

A peaceful solution of the conflict must be decided by the Syrian people alone – Interview to Paul Larudee

A peaceful solution of the conflict must be decided by the Syrian people alone – Interview to Paul Larudee

Paul Larudee has been part of the delegation that with Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has visited Syria in early May. Paul wrote various press releases that Pressenza published together with the articles of Marinella Correggia, who was part of the same delegation. In this interview, we… »

17.05.2013

Syria Dispatch #4: Declarations of the delegation; prisoner release

Syria Dispatch #4: Declarations of the delegation; prisoner release

After all the delays and rescheduling of the Syria visit, most of my fellow delegates have now returned to their home countries, and are compiling their thoughts, film and photos. Further to the sniper firing at the car transporting Mother Agnes, it apparently happened twice, both coming and… »

14.05.2013

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

A collaborative effort between people of the 15M, OWS, Occupy, Indignados, and YoSoy 132 movements. These notes are an attempt to summarise some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements that have appeared in different parts of the world since… »

14.05.2013

Syria Dispatch #3: prisoner release; attack on M. Agnes; Homs project

Syria Dispatch #3: prisoner release; attack on M. Agnes; Homs project

Syria Dispatch #3: prisoner release; attack on M. Agnes; Homs project In my previous dispatches I withheld some information from you. Over the last four months I have been in touch with Dr. Mohja Kahf, who is active in the Syrian Nonviolence Movement. Dr. Kahf has produced some… »

14.05.2013

Dispatch #2 from the Mussalaha delegation to Syria

Dispatch #2 from the Mussalaha delegation to Syria

As I begin to compose this, I hear what sounds like artillery and rocket fire in the distance, mixed with occasional small arms and possible explosions. Most of their targets must be far away, because I don’t hear them hit. The explosions may or may not be something else. I… »

19.04.2013

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence… »

15.04.2013

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis,… »

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