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24.04.2017

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe… »

20.04.2017

Barcelona votes to end complicity with Israeli occupation & illegal settlements

Barcelona votes to end complicity with Israeli occupation & illegal settlements

Press release by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC). Today, in light of Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, their call for an end to complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and their affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement… »

11.04.2017

U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear

U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear

By Kristin Y. Christman. First published in the Albany Times Union. John D. Rockefeller was incensed. It was the 1880s, and oil drillers had struck such enormous wells in Baku that Russia was selling oil in Europe at prices that undercut Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Having ruthlessly swallowed his American competitors,… »

20.03.2017

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion poll was conducted in the wake of news reports suggesting that the… »

16.03.2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies. Organisations all over Europe are preparing activities to mark the European Action Week Against Racism. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist… »

16.03.2017

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the… »

04.03.2017

Revolutionary book “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future” published in English

Revolutionary book “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future” published in English

Pressenza has been promoting widely the new book by the Argentinian author, Guillermo Sullings.  Titled “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future: 120 steps towards the Universal Human Nation”, the book has just been translated to English in Hungary by Pressenza and will soon be distributed across Europe.  We interviewed the… »

01.03.2017

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than… »

22.02.2017

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

On Saturday more than 500 people marched through Peckham, London with LGBT+ and migrant communities to protest immigration raids and mass deportations. The march was led by Peckham-based asylum seekers and featured speeches from South London migrant groups and local shop owners along the route. Last year’s Peckham Pride saw… »

08.02.2017

US peace activists say: Who are “They” anyway?

US peace activists say: Who are “They” anyway?

Inside our California home we feel deeply, and coast-to-coast across America, we read thousands of post-election words about fears and potential dangers. Yet, listening carefully across the black-dark chasms of human separation, we citizens see light on some unifying agreement: Many old institutions favor a few and exclude many, sometimes… »

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