Politics

26.01.2010

The World Social Forum celebrates its tenth birthday

The subject of how to approach this “other world” that’s possible is being debated in Porto Alegre. The capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is celebrating ten years of the WSF and is welcoming 30,000 delegates from different organisations that have come to participate in the opening inaugurated by Lula da Silvia, President of Brazil. »

24.01.2010

A Global Push for Renewable Energy

With 142 member nations already signed on, the new International Renewable Energy Agency is promoting a fast, global transition to clean, safe, and renewable energy. Alice Slater explains why it's so necessary. "Every 30 minutes, enough of the sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s surface to meet global energy demand for an entire year." »

21.01.2010

Morales: Today in Tiwanaku, a new ray of hope is born for humanity and a new Bolivian State

In three languages, Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish, Evo Morales proclaimed that in Tiwanaku, a new ray of hope was born for humanity and a new Bolivian State, after receiving the ceremonial staff of the indigenous peoples, who anointed him as a spiritual guide in the ruins of a thousand-year-old civilization, to mark the beginning of his second presidential term. »

20.01.2010

Bolivia points the way to emancipation for the world’s indigenous peoples: Menchú

Bolivia points the way to emancipation for the world’s indigenous peoples with the consolidation of the process of change and the indigenous leader Evo Morales’ second presidential term. This was affirmed on Wednesday by the Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú, a well known human rights activist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. »

19.01.2010

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review Delayed Until March

The Obama administration will not unveil the results of a major review of United States' nuclear weapons strategy until March 1 2010, a senior Defense Department official told Congress late last month, "Because of the complexity of the issues being addressed". Reports reveal dissension within the Obama administration. »

18.01.2010

Message to Obama: You Can’t Have Muhammad Ali

On November 19th, President Barack Obama wrote a stirring tribute in USA Today to the most famous draft resister in US history, Muhammad Ali. On Tuesday, Obama spoke at West Point, calling for an increase of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan, with a speech that recalled the worst shadings of George W. Bush's "war on terror." »

08.01.2010

Hutu extremists killed Rwandan president

A Rwandan inquiry has concluded that radical Hutus were responsible for the death of President Juvénal Habyarimana in an airplane crash in 1994. The assassination triggered a genocide that killed around 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. After hearing over 500 witnesses, the commission that conducted the probe says the President was shot down by soldiers within his own army. »

08.01.2010

International Humanist Party relaunched in the Andes Mountains

Almost 26 years after its founding, the International Humanist Party, which proclaims "active nonviolence" as its method of action, began a new phase with a global meeting. At the Park of Study and Reflection at Punta de Vacas members of Humanist Parties from all over the world converged. Exchanges were conducted and a short term plan was defined. »

29.12.2009

President of Argentina meets with the World March for Peace and Non-Violence

Today, Cristina Fernandez welcomed the international team from the World March for Peace and Non-Violence in the presidential office. In the meeting, which lasted close to half an hour, they discussed international military conflicts and investment in weapons, among other topics. The activists said they felt very satisfied with the president’s reception. »

26.12.2009

At least forty thousand people are expected at Morales’ symbolic tenure in Tiahuanaco

Elogia Quispe, Mayoress of the Tiahuanaco locality, reported on Friday that at least forty thousand people are expected in the town, among them presidents, authorities, tourists and ordinary people, for the symbolic tenure of president Evo Morales’ second mandate which will take place on 21 January at the ancestral temple of Kalasasaya. »

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