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27.06.2016

Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)

Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)

Electronic Frontier Foundation Defending your rights in the digital world Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)   Are you part of a campus or community organization concerned about digital rights? If not, do you want to raise a… »

25.06.2016

Here’s how Canada can help eliminate nuclear weapons

Here’s how Canada can help eliminate nuclear weapons

Dear Friends, Against a backdrop of alarming new developments in nuclear weapons modernization, led by the United States and Russia, I and four other former Canadian Ambassadors for Disarmament, issued an urgent call for the Justin Trudeau government to take a leadership role in reversing this terrible downward spiral. Below… »

25.06.2016

The Brexit shock. Now all is up in the air!

The Brexit shock. Now all is up in the air!

The UK, Europe and the rest of the world will be affected and there has been no planning for this anywhere. It’s now all up in the air but what this Brexit vote will be is a new starting point. All we can safely predict is that we are in for interesting… »

23.06.2016

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network IPAN is a network of organisations from all regions of Australia who are united by our support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. See our Response to the 2016 Defence White Paper National… »

20.06.2016

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Late in 2013 Dr. Masami Kawamura, as Director, Environmental Policy and Justice, Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa wrote on War Resistors International website – http://www.wri-irg.org/en/node/22251 – concerning the situation of Okinawa and as little has changed since, Pressenza repeats the article here for its background relevance to today’s continuing… »

17.06.2016

Brexit violence deeply rooted, with lessons for U.S.

Brexit violence deeply rooted, with lessons for U.S.

On Thursday, in a political act more typical of the United States than Europe, a member of the British Parliament was murdered. She was an opponent of Brexit (Britain exiting the European Union), and her murderer reportedly shouted “Britain First!” There is a case to be made,… »

16.06.2016

We should be more Viking

We should be more Viking

If there was a lottery where the winner could choose place of birth today and if that winner had some sense they would very likely end up not as a U.S. billionaire’s child (much less a random U.S. child), but as a child in Scandinavia. That is, whether you’re looking… »

15.06.2016

Deutsche Welle conference: panel on the arms industry and ethics

Deutsche Welle conference: panel on the arms industry and ethics

Founded in 2007, this Conference/Forum takes place at the World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany and over the duration of the days of this international conference an opportunity is presented for representatives from media, politics and civil society to exchange ideas on global trends! It is organised by Deutsche Welle. Its… »

14.06.2016

Milagro Sala: repression in Argentina

Milagro Sala: repression in Argentina

Concerning “La situación de Milagro Sala” – the situation of Milagro Sala – this has been highlighted in the Argentinian media, as Jorge D’Alesio  informed Pressenza via the Humanist International in a report titled “The state of democracy in Jujuy” in the Buenos Aries Herald, posted Sunday June 6, 2016… »

14.06.2016

New Cold War between Russia and the West?

New Cold War between Russia and the West?

George Orwell, the author of “Animal Farm” and “1984”, was the first person to use the phrase “Cold War” in a 1945 newspaper article, written just after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He argued that “the surface of the earth is being parceled off into three great empires,… »

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