Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka is a 48 year old woman, living in Athens, Greece. She has been a member of the Humanist Movement since 1990 and is a founding member of World without Wars and Violence in Greece. Currently she works as an advocacy officer for the NGO PRAKSIS. Twitter: @MarianellaKloka | Facebook: marianella.kloka

14.08.2020

Vaccine for covid-19: Russia, WHO and European Medicines Agency

Vaccine for covid-19: Russia, WHO and European Medicines Agency

In the global race for the coronavirus vaccine that has plagued humanity with 737,417 deaths, we are currently encountering 139 attempts, of which 28 are in the clinical evaluation phase, according to data from the World Health Organization. If you look closely at this list of facts, you… »

10.08.2020

Coronavirus and “reception policies in the Greek islands”

Coronavirus and “reception policies in the Greek islands”

The chronicles of recent days have reported the death of another human being in the Greek territory in the camp of Moria. This time it is a 21-year-old Afghan. According to the articles from the local press, the young man had knife wounds on his body, while the perpetrators… »

19.05.2020

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

During the first day of the 73rd World Health Assembly[1] that took place through a teleconference based in Geneva, lots of leaders of states and heads of other Organizations made important statements backing the 7 pages draft resolution[2] proposed by Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus,… »

17.05.2020

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations and civil society organizations. From 2009 to 2012, she joined… »

21.03.2020

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social anthropologist, who served as Director… »

21.03.2020

Covering the Needs of Massive Production of Masks with 3D Low Cost Printing

Covering the Needs of Massive Production of Masks with 3D Low Cost Printing

In the battle to meet the needs in consumables and especially masks and stethoscopes, various scientists around the world are involved. Their weapon is 3D printing which seems to help in many areas, as we saw in a previous article on valves in Italy. This time, researchers who have gained… »

17.06.2019

[Pressenza Greece] Vimeo closes our account and sends us, happily, to PeerTube

[Pressenza Greece] Vimeo closes our account and sends us, happily, to PeerTube

“Don’t write to me by gmail anymore, I want to leave google little by little”, I told my friends and family for a year. I’ve created a free and secure email account, and I’m fighting for this change, which is not easy: “We have googledrive to store our data,” is… »

14.06.2019

Pressenza: annual global meeting of editorial teams

Pressenza: annual global meeting of editorial teams

The annual meeting of the Pressenza Press Agency ended on 9 June. Members from Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece and France participated. Members of the editorial teams from Catalonia, Italy and Argentina were also connected via the Internet. Discussions focused on an in-depth… »

15.11.2018

Ch. Koulouri: reconciliation between peoples cannot be achieved either by silence or by distortions

Ch. Koulouri: reconciliation between peoples cannot be achieved either by silence or by distortions

How do you teach the history of war in the post-war period? Is reconciliation impossible? During the two-day event entitled “Clio Goes to School”, organized by the Group for Historical Education in Greece, I had the opportunity to follow the contribution of Christina Koulouri, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History… »

02.01.2018

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

The latest protests by the people of Peru in recent days as a response to the amnesty given for “humanitarian” reasons to former President Alberto Fujimori, highlight the common feeling of rage against the mockery and abuse of the word “reconciliation” by the convicted former President.  The protests by Peruvians… »

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