Pressenza Hong Kong

News published by the Pressenza Bureau in Hong Kong

The slow, inevitable collapse of the two-party system

In this election year, it’s clear that a seismic political shift is rumbling through America. Widespread discontent for the status quo is surfacing from both the left and right. A year ago, it would have been impossible to envision a…

Peruvian trade unions challenge union busting law

On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) responded to a trade complaint filed last summer by ILRF and Peruvian trade unions to challenge the NTEP law and other abuses. DOL released a report that confirms what we’ve known for…

Benefits & risks of artificial intelligence

“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.” Max…

EU-Turkey deal: statement by Nils Muižnieks

Statement by Nils Muižnieks, COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Strasbourg, 21 March 2016 – Now that the EU Turkey deal has been reached, the utmost care should be given to its implementation in order to dispel a number…

Young voice of dissent about the current state of affairs in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Rita Kwan Wing-yee delivered a tirade against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s government during a special meeting on retirement protection held by the Panel on Welfare Services March 14 2016, identifying herself as “a citizen who loves Hong Kong”. The following is extracted from…

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

Last year, as the news broke in the Romanian media that a man who had died of AIDS had infected over 30 young women with HIV, it became clear to me that much needed to be done on sexual education…

Europe: missing persons and ways to support victims

Nine ways for European governments to establish the truth about missing persons and support victims Strasbourg, 17 March 2016 – “The protracted inability of European countries to shed light on the fate and whereabouts of tens of thousands of persons who are…

Genocide of the native peoples and slavery in olden days Caribbean

Reparations in the Americas Colonialism Reparation welcomes the support given by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the request for reparations for the genocide of the native peoples and the slavery of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

Proclamation ceremony of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War

Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War Powerful and Ground-Breaking Tool to Attain Humanity’s Goal, Peace Seoul, Republic of Korea – A flurry of anticipation filled the room of over 1,000 internationally-renowned figures including heads of…

Will the EU become a criminal Union tomorrow?

The EU that has peace as it’s top goal and received Nobel’s Peace Prize? The EU with Schengen and Dublin? The EU with “European” values, humanism and mission civilisatrice that tells others how to live in accordance with international law…

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