Anne Farrell

Anne Farrell has received an award from YMCA-Canadá for her contribution to nonviolence

11.11.2015

Run This Way: students run 4,000 km for refugee protection

Run This Way: students run 4,000 km for refugee protection

Canada will take 25,000 Syrian refugees In recent months, International Humanist Network members were shocked by the scale of the refugee crisis and by the slow answer of governments to provide assistance to refugees. According to the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) the number of refugees worldwide exceeded 55 million during… »

15.06.2015

Run This Way: 12,000 kilometres given symbolically to UN’s Unifying for peace resolution and a future without wars

Run This Way: 12,000 kilometres given symbolically to UN’s Unifying for peace resolution and a future without wars

Montreal, June 15-2015. The Run This Way school program announces that running events organised from September 2014 to March 2015 by various schools in Quebec, France, Equator and Argentina have accumulated 12 000 kilometres. These kilometres were ran, danced and walked for peace and nonviolence by more than 8000 students!… »

08.03.2014

Attacks on Education Should Lead Security Council Debate

To view video feature http://youtu.be/CPNM5nxq80M (New York, March 7, 2014) The United Nations Security Council should emphasize the protection of students, teachers, and schools at its annual debate on children and armed conflict on March 7, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. In… »

04.12.2013

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

[clear][divide] States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released today. The 25-page study, Institutional… »

17.05.2012

Law outlawing civil disobedience disrupts Quebec students

In Quebec there are more than 200,000 students on strike - they are on strike saying that the student fee increase is stopping a lot of them access to college and university education. The students have been on strike for four months. The response of the Quebec government was to this day take Law-78 onto its books, to break the student union and to break the student’s strike. »

23.02.2012

African Humanists ‘catch em young’!

In an activity bringing a different viewpoint to bear on common situations of violence, CHERIF V. Abou, a Togolese member of The Community, is holding workshops through his region. His aim and the aim of the organisation is wider participation among the local schools. Without such endeavours young people just follow the usual system, thinking there is no other way. »

22.11.2011

The YMCAs of Quebec’s 2011 Peace Medals

The YMCAs of Québec is pleased to announce today the winners of the 25th edition of the Peace Medals. In an emotion-filled ceremony held this afternoon at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Complexe Desjardins, at Montreal, all of the finalists who work to promote peace locally, nationally, and internationally were gathered. »

14.11.2011

Occupy Toronto firefighters protect aboriginal sacred fire

On Monday morning 3h30 am, the Toronto firefighters were called on Occupy Toronto site the St James Park and took a look at the small fire. The firefighters spoke to the people responsible for it, and decided not to extinguish it because it was considered a sacred fire and is being tended to by aboriginals around the clock. »

14.11.2011

Tahrir boat activists bumped back to Canada by blockade!

Pressenza spoke with Ehad Lotayef who was deported yesteday from an Israeli detention center to Canada. Lotayef was arrested with David Heap on the Canadian ship «Tahrir» on Friday November 4th. The Israeli navy intercepted the ship about 35 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip in International waters. The Tahrir was part of a flottila to Gaza with the Irish Saoirse vessel. »

12.11.2011

Occupy Harvard

The students and members from different faculties currently protest at Havard investment policies and the polarizations perceived by the student in the economic courses. According to students there is some lack in the policy proposals from the countries political leaders, democracy is ill. On November 10, students gather and start the occupy movement in the Harvard Yard. »

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