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Greece, Municipality of Gavdos supports TIAN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Gavdos, the southernmost municipality in Europe, responds to the Greek government’s call to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons TIAN. By Decision 21/2022, the City Council of the Municipality of Gavdos unanimously decided to: To…

We will be forced to become globally conscious if we do not want to become extinct as a species.

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty organised an international discussion on the state of the world’s access to health technologies to address the pandemic. The following is a statement by Marianella Kloka (member of pressenza’s greek editorial team). Hello…

Appeal by Nobel Peace Prize winners against war and nuclear weapons

Open Letter From Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Citizens of the World Against War and Nuclear Weapons: We reject war and nuclear weapons. We call on all our fellow citizens of the world to join us in protecting our planet,…

EU-Turkey Statement: Six Years Of Undermining Refugee Protection

8 NGOs warn that policies implemented in Greece keep displaced people from accessing asylum procedures, despite clear need of protection March 2022 marks six years since the EU-Turkey Statement was agreed, which stipulated that people crossing irregularly to the Greek islands from…

The Invisibles put on a protest performance against the war in Ukraine

The Invisibles, an initiative of World without Wars and Violence, held a protest demonstration in Syntagma Square yesterday against the war in Ukraine, in which the Greek branch of IPPNW and the Observatory of International Organisations and Globalisation (PADOP) also…

GCAP: we call on Russia, Ukraine, NATO, United States, European Union to seek a long-term, sustainable political solution for all parties

We are shocked by Russian President’s decision to invade Ukraine. We condemn this war      with wide-ranging civilian casualties and demand an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops.   We stand with Ukraine. We express our solidarity with…

Palestine: conversation on the right to water

How do you live when you have no running water in your home? Why and how is Israel drying out the Palestinians? How does the climate crisis affect access to water in the West Bank, and what does the future…

Life in 38 minutes

By Nikos Stergiou* Saturday morning. You can afford to lie in bed for a few more minutes, or maybe not. The weekend could be exciting! You may have friends to see, you could spend time with your children, or read…

Preparing for the next pandemic requires public health focused industrial policy

Every time that the world faces a major epidemic outbreak, we are reminded of how ill-prepared we are to effectively deal with the emergence of new infectious diseases. This is despite the fact that we know that another epidemic is…

Photos from Athens: Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Organizations and collectives gathered and marched this afternoon in the center of Athens on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, that is commemorated annually on 25th of November. So far this year, 13…

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