Politics

Jokowi gets six percent margin to win Indonesia presidency

Karishma Vaswani was among ther first to report on Indonesia’s controversial election result,for BBC world news, saying “Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia’s hotly contested presidential election.” The election commission reported that Mr Widodo –…

Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares…

“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately…

Jerusalem, “united city” mirage.

By Dr Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. This article was written before the escalation of violence in Gaza. Anyone who needed…

BRICS Build New Architecture for Financial Democracy

By Mario Osava FORTALEZA, Brazil, Jul 16 2014 (IPS) – The BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) during its sixth summit, institutionalising a new financial architecture…

Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat…

Hong Kong – half million take to streets!

In Hong Kong there was a sit-in following a rally of a half a million citizens on July 1, the anniversary of the handover of the former British colony Hong Kong to China in 1997. China has promised Hong Kong…

About the Humanist Party and the situation in the world

I think we are in a very interesting moment now in the Humanist Party worldwide. We are experiencing crisis and that is wonderful! We are in a wonderful opportunity for reflection, asking ourselves who we are and where we are…

Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Taking sides between two violent factions will not end a conflict. Working for reconciliation is the only way. The Arab Israeli conflict cannot be seen in terms of goodies and baddies; here we have two peoples, deeply traumatized by their…

South African Writer, Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer Dies at 90

The South African writer Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90. She wrote more than two dozen works of fiction, three of which were banned under the apartheid regime. In 1991, she won the Nobel Prize for Literature.…

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