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Boycotting armed militants on auspicious days

A decade back, when I used to contribute news based articles with photographs for various media outlets, I had an astonishing experience. I sent a photograph relating the Independence Day (I-Day) celebration in Guwahati Press Club for a New Delhi…

John Pilger on Julian Assange’s Press Conference

Julian Assange announced in yesterday’s Press Conference that he “would be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy “soon”. He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after being told he would be sent to Sweden, where there is a warrant against…

U.N. Prepares for Overhaul of Arms Trade Reporting

By Joel Jaeger UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 2014 (IPS) – The Arms Trade Treaty is about to provide the biggest shake-up to conventional arms trade transparency since the end of the Cold War. U.N. officials and civil society experts expect…

Activist: For a New Generation, Ferguson Marks Historic Nonviolent Resistance to Police Repression

Democracy Now! As protests continue in Ferguson, activists are traveling to Missouri to join the movement in solidarity. We speak with one activist who has just arrived to Ferguson from Florida, Phillip Agnew, the executive director of Dream Defenders, a…

Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Mathis Wackernagel is the founder and president of Global Footprint Network, which every year organizes the overshoot day which this year falls today, August 19th. Mathis, can you explain this idea and its origin? Earth Overshoot Daymarks the date when…

August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day

It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America,…

10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation

“Under a coalition of Israeli left-wing political parties and organizations, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in the largest anti-war demonstration since the outbreak of violence in Gaza. Some 10,000 Israelis flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the slogan…

“Selfie” Campaign for Nonviolence Day

The initiative ‘Building nonviolent spaces‘ has organized an online campaign through social networks on October 2nd 2014. This day, Gandhi’s birthday, was proclaimed in 2007 “International Day of Non-violence.” This action has been designed as a simple and rapid campaign…

USA blocking Chinese-Russian ban on weapons in space

US CONTINUES TO BLOCK CHINESE-RUSSIAN PROPOSAL TO NEGOTIATE TREATY TO BAN WEAPONS IN SPACE By Alice Slater, who is an activist with ABOLITION 2000, a network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries worldwide working for a global…

Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel In the spirit of Japanese o-bon

August 15 in Japanese calendar is o-bon, a day dedicated to honoring deceased loved ones. By doing so, it also gives an opportunity for the living to reflect on our lives that were given by our ancestors and renew a…

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