Top Twenty-Five Most-Read Articles During 2016

10.01.2017 - Pressenza New York

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Top Twenty-Five Most-Read Articles During 2016

Below is a list of the 25 articles that were most read on in English during 2016.

★ Number 10 ★
“One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe”
The season is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean DiEM25 hasn’t been active during this summer’s hot days. On the contrary…

Besides working on creating a network of “Rebel Cities” from Barcelona to Naples, it seems spontaneously DiEM25 started to create a network of “Rebel Islands”, from Aegina (Greece) to Vis (Croatia). Already during the dark times of 1930s, these islands were spaces and symbols of resistance. Full Article…

★ Number 9 ★
Militarization of children in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic soldiers have reportedly started touring elementary schools nationwide in an effort to introduce students to military life. Children from the age of 10 are being familiarized with and encouraged to play with machine guns. These terrifying images bring memories of totalitarian regimes, in which education about war and a militaristic vision of society and life were instilled into children from a young age. Full Article…

★ Number 8 ★
Yunus as nonviolent revolutionary activist
Worldwide, Microcredit is associated with the name of charismatic Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace laureate together with Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank: “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below… Lasting peace cannot be achieved if large populations cannot find the way to escape the grip of poverty. Microcredit is one such way. The development from below also promotes democracy and human rights”. Full Article…

★ Number 7 ★
San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls; and, be it. Full Article…

★ Number 6 ★
An Open Letter to the people of West Papua
From James: I have been very impressed with the information gleaned from my son Robert Burrowes after his recent meeting in Brisbane with your leaders Octovianus Mote, Benny Wenda, Jacob Rumbiak and Rex Rumakiek of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Full Article…

★ Number 5 ★
Film Review: Star Wars, The Force Awakens (If only)
In a world marred by confusion about values and directions the old myths that used to give reference to human beings pale in comparison with the effects of the new cultural myths that come in glorious Technicolor, 3D immersive technology and round the corner/clock availability. Enter Star Wars, probably the most hyped up film in history, brilliant, thoroughly entertaining and retro (noticed by George Lucas, creator of the series, who got $4.05bn for selling the franchise to Disney. Retro is the trendy and elegant word for nothing new. Yep). Full Article…

★ Number 4 ★
Tony Henderson: A legend departs
Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Full Article…

★ Number 3 ★
Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean current, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary spin or vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction causing drag, that determines the circulation patterns from the torque of the wind caused curl. The term gyre can be used to refer to any type of vortex in the air or the sea, even one that is man-made, but it is most commonly used in oceanography to refer to the more well known ocean systems. Full Article…

★ Number 2 ★
Day One at the ICJ: Marshall Islands shines against India
It was an historic day at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as oral arguments in the first-ever contentious cases on nuclear disarmament began at the ICJ. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) argued strongly in favor of the ICJ holding jurisdiction in the case that the RMI has brought against India. Full Article…

★ Number 1 ★
India – 363 hartals in 7 years in Kerala!
Haridas, president of ‘The Proper Channel’, an NGO in Kochi, says calling of hartals by political parties is a violation of the nine guidelines issued by the high court. Full Article…

★ Number 11 ★
China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

★ Number 12 ★
Free West Papua – we testify

★ Number 13 ★
Historic radioactive waste stored near Fort McMurray

★ Number 14 ★
UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

★ Number 15 ★
NATO wars, refugees and terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from one another: Europe must give a coherent response

★ Number 16 ★
NEPAL: Ajit Mijar’s death – not suicide, but murder

★ Number 17 ★
Day Two at the ICJ: Where Is Pakistan?

★ Number 18 ★
Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

★ Number 19 ★
Jeremy Corbyn: “I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003”

★ Number 20 ★
Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

★ Number 21 ★
Jane Elliot does it again. Lessons on anti-discrimination

★ Number 22 ★
US election: We may just have avoided a nuclear war with Russia.

★ Number 23 ★
Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

★ Number 24 ★
Marshall Islands’ nuclear weapons case to be heard in The Hague

★ Number 25 ★
NPT consensus failure a good thing; 108 countries pledge to help ban nuclear weapons
Categories: International issues, North America


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