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Is colonialism a thing of the past? A new debate at the World Humanist Forum

Colonialism is a much longer process than the little less than five centuries in which traditional history places this period. After the wave of national independence that gave rise to the current map of nation-states, the former colonial powers changed…

Why does Bangladesh Urge ‘Well-timed Military Diplomacy’ Amid Myanmar’s Provocations Along the Border?

by Ozair Islam Notwithstanding misinformation about Bangladesh’s Saint Martin, and Myanmar’s persistent provocations, Bangladesh rightly pursues the concept of “defense diplomacy” with Myanmar in a nonviolent manner. The Myanmar border situation can only be resolved by “diplomacy”, according to Bangladesh’s…

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly to the stars

The name Yuri Gagarin is known throughout the world as the first man to orbit the Earth. His historic flight took place on 12 April 1961 aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. Less well known, however, is Valentina Tereshkova, the Soviet…

We stand with Pınar Selek until her final acquittal

On 28 June 2024, Pınar Selek will be tried for the fifth time by the Turkish state. 26 years ago, in Turkey, Pınar Selek was arrested for her academic work on Kurdish resistance. In line with sociological professional ethics, she…

The first step of the Third March for Peace and Nonviolence will take place in the Aula Magna “Kofi Annan” of UPaz, Costa Rica.

On the 7th of May, representatives of the promotion team in Costa Rica of the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence met at the University for Peace with the Rector of this institution, Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena, in the…

Opening of the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Berlin and Hamburg

Because of the current world situation, it is urgent to make the voices for a world without war and violence heard on all continents. To this end, the organization “World without Wars and Violence” is organizing the 3rd World March…

“Now more than ever”: National Reconciliation Week in Australia

Now more than ever” is the theme of National Reconciliation Week in Australia, which runs from 27 May to 3 June. A wide range of activities, including Indigenous art exhibitions, Aboriginal site walks with lessons in natural medicine, panel discussions,…

New audiovisual tributes to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

A pleasant and meaningful surprise awaits travelers arriving at Brasilia International Airport. In the arrivals area, they will have the pleasure of visiting the “Mandela: World Icon of Reconciliation” exhibition. Organized by the Brazil-Africa Institute in partnership with the Nelson…

Socialists win in Catalonia and pro-independence movement retreats

With 89% of the vote counted, the Socialist Party of Catalonia won the Catalan regional elections on Sunday with 41 deputies, five more than the pro-independence Junts. The ruling ERC – also pro-independence – collapsed, winning 13 seats fewer than…

What can we do to prevent a world war? The World Humanist Forum launches a series of virtual dialogues.

Faced with the alarming situation of violence spreading across the planet and threatening to trigger a global armed conflict, even with the use of nuclear weapons, the World Humanist Forum invites to an in-depth dialogue that will help people to…

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