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29.03.2019

Dismay as India joins the ‘Star Wars’ club

Dismay as India joins the ‘Star Wars’ club

Pressenza publishes here the press release from the Indian Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace on the recent testing of the country’s anti-satellite weapon system. The Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) takes serious note of the dramatic declaration of the Indian Prime Minister, on March… »

29.03.2019

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

“The jury resoundingly held Monsanto accountable for its 40 years of corporate malfeasance.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In a victory for consumers and yet another massive blow to Monsanto, a federal jury on Wednesday found the company liable for causing a California man’s… »

28.03.2019

Ukraine: US arms sales making big business money while ordinary people pay the price

Ukraine: US arms sales making big business money while ordinary people pay the price

Liana Semchuk, University of Oxford for The Conversation Selling lethal weapons to Ukraine is the equivalent of pouring kerosene onto a flame. But ongoing hostilities between Ukraine and Russia – including the Kerch strait crisis, which began late last year when Russia intercepted three Ukrainian vessels and… »

26.03.2019

Algeria: how peaceful protests can change a troubled nation

Algeria: how peaceful protests can change a troubled nation

Abdelbaqi Ghorab, Lancaster University for The Conversation Peaking after Friday prayers, streets across Algeria have been flooded with protesters demanding change in recent weeks. They are demanding an end to the 20-year rule of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has now pledged – not entirely convincingly – to… »

25.03.2019

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University and Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6m people potentially affected in Mozambique, Malawi… »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

23.03.2019

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham for The Conversation With one tweet of 35 words, Donald Trump has changed almost 40 years of US policy towards Israel and Syria: As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria,… »

21.03.2019

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Kate Pickett, University of York and Richard Wilkinson, University of York To end austerity and make the economy work better for the whole country requires transforming the tax system. It is time for the UK to have a grown-up, national conversation about tax, to gain support… »

21.03.2019

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius

PRESS RELEASE Colonialism reparation Colonialism Reparation welcomes that the International Court of Justice has decided that the process of decolonization of Mauritius has not been lawfully completed and that the United Kingdom has an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago and requests that the… »

20.03.2019

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Sheila M. Cannon, Trinity College Dublin for The Conversation Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is calling for system change. At a press conference in Brussels, she told the European Commission that in order to fight climate change we need to change our political and economic… »

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