Politics

15.10.2012

Global Noise Day and the British Pussy Riot

Global Noise Day and the British Pussy Riot

To celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp at St Paul’s Cathedral churchyard, many old Occupiers and new friends congregated to participate in Global Noise Day; a reminder that the movement has not gone away but continues to work on the creation of a… »

13.10.2012

‘The EU Does Not Meet the Requirements of a Nobel Peace Laureate’

‘The EU Does Not Meet the Requirements of a Nobel Peace Laureate’

By Gunnar Westberg, IPPNW* – They did it again. The Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. The Norwegian Nobel Prize committee has again decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize award to a recipient with the intention to encourage the awardee to work… »

12.10.2012

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

  We publish here the open letter from Alicia Castro, Argentinean Ambassador to the UK, to The Daily Telegraph in response to an article published by it. ARGENTINA: FACTS AND HISTORY On 8 October the Telegraph published an article stating that Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “was using the… »

10.10.2012

Long live Venezuela and its democracy! May it be an example for the rest of us.

Long live Venezuela and its democracy! May it be an example for the rest of us.

By now everyone knows that President Chavez won the presidential election in Venezuela. In one sense, we can say that “the people” (el pueblo) have won on Oct 7. However, these words do not reflect the entire experience. The most interesting thing about this election is its rather impressive process. »

09.10.2012

Iranians in Tel Aviv

Iranians in Tel Aviv

In March 2012 we reported on a new project between Israelis and Iranians to oppose the sabre rattling rhetoric of their leaders: We Love You. This initially run as a Facebook initiative and it has been growing and developing. About a week ago 70 buses rode the streets of… »

06.10.2012

365 years of struggle for Democracy

365 years of struggle for Democracy

Changing times, same needs: The Putney Debates and London Occupy Assemblies In 1647 England witnessed a remarkable moment, a revolutionary moment in which people demanded universal human rights, the Army attemped to become democratic electing its officers and a spiritual challenge to established power combined with demands for access to… »

05.10.2012

Nuclear Weapons Are ‘No Guarantee’ of Security

Nuclear Weapons Are ‘No Guarantee’ of Security

The inability of nuclear weapons to guarantee a country’s security or independence was highlighted in the speech of Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kairat Umarov, to the United Nations General Assembly. ICAN Video “The threat of proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology, along with the… »

24.09.2012

U.N. chief warns Ahmadinejad on fiery rhetoric amid European calls for new sanctions

U.N. chief warns Ahmadinejad on fiery rhetoric amid European calls for new sanctions

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric when two men met in New York on Sunday before this week’s annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, as Britain, France and Germany have officially called for new European Union sanctions… »

20.09.2012

Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade.  Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause. The failure of these negotiations and this… »

19.09.2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: Deal Ending Strike a Victory for Education

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: Deal Ending Strike a Victory for Education

Chicago public school teachers are returning to the classroom today nine days after launching their first strike in a quarter century. On Tuesday, 800 delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike to put an agreement with the city before the entire membership. The deal calls… »

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