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17.01.2019

Brexit deal flops, Theresa May survives – so what happens now?

Brexit deal flops, Theresa May survives – so what happens now?

Victoria Honeyman, University of Leeds for The Conversation As the clock ticks down to March 29 2019, all of the political manoeuvring, negotiating, arguing and fighting is coming to a peak. In the two and a half years since the 2016 EU referendum, views on both sides have… »

17.01.2019

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

We publish here the press release from the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Hitachi has announced it will suspend work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in Anglesey. Anti-nuclear campaigners have welcomed the announcement. Sara Medi Jones, Acting General Secretary of CND, said:… »

15.01.2019

Could we force politicians to tell the truth?

Could we force politicians to tell the truth?

By DAVID MOUNTAIN 13 January 2019 for openDemocracy Politics is pre-truth not post-truth. Does the regulation of advertising provide some answers? It’s a truism that politicians lie.  Even politicians themselves half-acknowledge this fact: they are, in their own words, ‘terminologically inexact’ or ‘economical with the… »

12.01.2019

Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK

Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK

Caroline Nye, University of Exeter for The Conversation Japan brought in a controversial new labour policy at the end of 2018 which will open up blue-collar jobs to workers from countries such as Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. The amendment to Japan’s notoriously restrictive immigration laws… »

10.01.2019

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our… »

08.01.2019

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

The disruption caused by reports of drones flying over Gatwick airport in December 2018 was a magnificent illustration of the uselessness of the UK’s big-ticket defence spending. The United Kingdom is not short of high-end military kit. Apart from its nuclear deterrent (which may or may not be in working… »

07.01.2019

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Julius Probst, Lund University for The Conversation Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder,… »

05.01.2019

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their endorsement of the initiative.  The mobilisation coincides… »

04.01.2019

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

Bobby Duffy, King’s College London  for The Conversation Immigration led the headlines again over the holiday season. Around 100 migrants were found on beaches or rescued from boats in the English Channel, sparking talk of a “crisis” and “major incident” and leading the home secretary, Sajid… »

02.01.2019

Pressenza fundraising campaign for 2019

Pressenza fundraising campaign for 2019

Pressenza is officially ten years old! We are really proud of what we have achieved together in our first 10 years. This is the only international news agency with a profile of peace and nonviolence, we publish about 800 articles, videos, photo reports and podcasts every month in 8 languages,… »

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