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14.11.2019

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday afternoon, in the crowded lounge of the Peace Boat, anchored in the Port of Piraeus, Pressenza’s documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons“ premiered in Greece in the presence of journalists and activists. The importance of the people’s pressure and civil society on nuclear disarmament was… »

20.09.2019

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

By Christina Christoforou – Livani Israel’s national elections were held for the second time this year on September 17, as Prime Minister Netanyahu was unable to form a government last April. Turnout was 63.7%, 2.4 points higher than in the April elections, according to the Central Election Commission. These… »

19.09.2019

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

It’s 9:00 in the morning, outside the Vatican. The representation of the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence led by its founder, Rafael de la Rubia, is entering and is part of Pope Francis’ General Audience. Many people come from different parts of the world every day… »

04.08.2019

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

On August 2, 2019 officially ended the treaty limiting nuclear medium-range ( Intermediate -Range Nuclear Forces ) after the withdrawal of US and Russia. At the height of the Cold War (1987), this important bilateral treaty, which resulted in many mass social mobilizations, managed to withdraw and destroy, by 1… »

27.07.2019

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

On 25 and 26 June, a conference was held in Manama, Bahrain, at which the economic component of the “Deal of the Century”, entitled “Peace for Prosperity”, was officially presented as a proposal for a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict. The “Deal of the Century,” which the U.S. »

18.07.2019

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

What is happening with capitalism today, globally, is extremely interesting: we believe that we are enjoy individual freedoms, precisely when we are been watched more than ever before. Dozens of sites highlight personal information. The digital world has become tailor made to each one of us in order to achieve… »

09.07.2019

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of the electorate that went to the polls. The conservative right… »

13.06.2019

What is the recipe for preparing a nonviolent revolution?

What is the recipe for preparing a nonviolent revolution?

The following notes are the result of an effort to present a synthesis of the commonalities of the different global movements that have occurred in various parts of the world between 2011 and the present. They were written with the help of members of 15M, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy, Indignés… »

01.05.2019

A shameful bureaucratic development in 2016

A shameful bureaucratic development in 2016

(This is the translation of a story originally published by Greek national daily Efimerida twn Syntaktwn (EFSYN) on 17 March 2019) In May and June of 2016, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) carried out a survey in Turkey for people from Syria and… »

08.02.2019

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

The new report of Corporate Europe Observatory, called “Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests”, warns about the power that corporate lobbies have in influencing decision-making in the EU. Member states play a hugely important role in EU decision-making, but too often… »

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