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19.04.2017

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of the city’s investments in corporate bonds and securities. The decision was a major victory for a… »

03.04.2017

Thursday, April 6, on line protest in France to #DivestDAPL

Thursday, April 6, on line protest in France to #DivestDAPL

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL), which is cause for serious ethical, environmental and human rights concerns, is receiving investment support from 4 major French banks – Credit Agricole,  Société Générale, Natixis and BNP-Paribas. Credit Agricole will comply with the recommendations of an independent consultant and will not allocate further loans to the… »

29.03.2017

Open Letter to Intesa SanPaolo: Stop Supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Open Letter to Intesa SanPaolo: Stop Supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline

We are writing as concerned global citizens of Italy and other countries to ask that Intesa SanPaolo withdraw its investments from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a reprehensible project that violates the sovereignty and human rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as well as damaging the environment that they… »

29.03.2017

March 30th, on-line protest: tell Deutsche Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline!

March 30th, on-line protest: tell Deutsche Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Tell Deutsche Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline! Deutsche Bank has granted Sunoco Logistics Partner L.P. $100,000,000.00 in revolving credit and Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. $61,437,500.00 in revolving credit. Deutsche Bank is also a 3% stakeholder in Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. These are companies that are directly financing… »

29.12.2016

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Israel’s suspension of relations with the UN Security Council member nations that voted for the resolution—powerful countries including the U.K. and France—has effectively realized a goal of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. By Ken Klippenstein / AlterNet December 28, 2016       The United… »

19.12.2016

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

For the last couple of weeks, Pressenza has been collaborating with The Rosetta Foundation, an Irish NGO which created an open translation platform, Trommons. The Foundation aims to provide equal access to information by translating non-commercial projects into a wide variety of languages. This is a collective interview with… »

02.11.2016

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates launched today the official preparations towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, an event to be held in the Colombian capital city between February 2nd and 5th, 2017, and for… »

08.10.2016

Pictures from IPB World Congress in Berlin

Pictures from IPB World Congress in Berlin

With the slogan: “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”, the IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending took place from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October in Berlin and more than a thousand people participated. See below some of the pictures from the Congress. Pictures… »

25.08.2016

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and… »

15.08.2016

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

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