Politics

Transforming anger into nonviolent power

[divide] By Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Anger is reasonable and justified in the face of abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with it As Leymah Gbowee stood in front of a crowd of women at…

In an unprecedented show of support, 500 British citizens attend Ambassador Alicia Castro’s call for dialogue over the Malvinas

Argentinean Embassy Press Release The Latin American Conference, taking place annually, is a large gathering of all British activists supporting Latin American countries. Participants include renowned trade union leaders, journalists, academics and political activists. Last year saw Argentina participate in this…

Sharmine Narwani: Syrian opposition is not united and cohesive

Syria is entrapped in a mesmerizing and unusual conflict these days. Fighters from more than 80 countries, mostly the European and Arab allies of the United States, have taken up arms against the Syrian government and persistently push for the…

Occupy, dead or evolving?

“Out of sight, out of mind” was translated into Spanish some years ago during an EU summit as “locura ciega” (“blind madness”), very fitting for the feeling many have that Occupy, the inspired and inspiring movement that opened a ray…

Currency speculation: the real WMD

I already reported in Pressenza, in September 2011, the role that Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Euros may have played in the Iraq War, similar to Gaddafi’s Gold Dinar: “Attempting to understand what is happening in Libya without looking at the global crisis…

Mother Agnes Mariam: In Her Own Words

American national security journalist Jeremy Scahill and leftist British columnist Owen Jones announced recently that they would not share a platform with a Palestinian-Lebanese nun at the Stop The War Coalition’s November 30 UK conference. Neither Scahill nor Jones provided…

Facing the Future: Kosovo at the cross-road

  Focus Group with Fisnik Kumnova and Mehmet Kaçamaku, social activists in Mitrovica, Kosovo   by Gianmarco Pisa, IPRI (Italian Peace Research Institute) – Rete CCP (Civilian Peace Corps Net)   We find ourselves, in a cloudy October afternoon, in…

U.N. Sets Syria Peace Talks for January

The United Nations has set a January date for peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel opposition. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the gathering on Monday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “The Geneva conference on Syria will take place on Wednesday,…

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

[clear][divide] By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsInterview BERLIN (IDN) – Robert Jacobs was born 53 years ago, at the height of the cold war, amidst the then reigning paranoia of nuclear annihilation of humankind. In school, he was eight years…

Iran: P5+1 Reach Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the world powers have finally agreed on a long-awaited deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, after days of intense talks in Geneva. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and European Union foreign…

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