Politics

20.01.2018

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process,… »

19.01.2018

Cyprus: “Without reconciliation there will be no reunification in this island”

Cyprus: “Without reconciliation there will be no reunification in this island”

Tijen Erol and Merobe Bobbe Theoklitou are both from Cyprus. Since 1974, Cyprus is a divided country so one of them lives in one side and the other one lives in the other side of the island. They are both photographers and they are both sharing the same desire for… »

18.01.2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

“Labour leader says failed firm’s executives ‘should not be paid anything at the present time because they have run the company in such a way that all these jobs are at risk’. Jeremy Corbyn has called on the directors of failed construction firm Carillion to give back their multi-million pound bonuses. The… »

18.01.2018

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

by George Monbiot for The Guardian When contracts fail, the legal priority is still to pay firms like Carillion. Money is officially more valuable than life Again the “inefficient” state mops up the disasters caused by “efficient” private companies. Just as the army had to step in when G4S… »

02.01.2018

South Korea welcomes North Korean proposal for talks ahead of Olympic Games

South Korea welcomes North Korean proposal for talks ahead of Olympic Games

While also warning of “nuclear button” on his desk, Kim Jong Un called for efforts to “improve inter-Korean relations by ourselves” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams The South Korean government welcomed on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s proposal to open a dialogue between the… »

02.01.2018

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

The latest protests by the people of Peru in recent days as a response to the amnesty given for “humanitarian” reasons to former President Alberto Fujimori, highlight the common feeling of rage against the mockery and abuse of the word “reconciliation” by the convicted former President.  The protests by Peruvians… »

30.12.2017

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

By Dr Ramzy Baroud 2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian… »

29.12.2017

@RadioPressenza: Review of 2017

@RadioPressenza: Review of 2017

Our English language readers may not know that our Spanish language colleagues have a weekly radio show, “Pressenza International in your Ear”, on Ecuadorean public radio, Radio Pichincha Universal.  Every week we bring a selection of international news and interviews from the perspective of peace and nonviolence.  The show is… »

24.12.2017

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Diary of a poor mortal in Catalonia. Saturday, December 23, 2017. Once again we have returned to vote. How good democracy feels! Now all that is missing is that there are no politicians imprisoned or charged for being in favour of the right to decide, that the president elected by… »

23.12.2017

Study on Municipalism in Spain for RLS-NYC

Study on Municipalism in Spain for RLS-NYC

By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo, A few months ago, I had the honor of being commissioned by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-NYC Office for writing a study on Municipalism in Spain for their publication series. It was released yesterday and it can be downloaded here in English and Spanish: http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/municipalism-in-spain/ This study… »

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