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03.03.2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

“We must not be afraid to take responsibility. We the ones with the power: it is up to us to do what is right” Dear 2019 begun for us with a series of new activities. House meetings with Israel & Palestinian youth, planting olive trees in endangered Palestinian villages, educational… »

03.03.2019

Kashmir: India and Pakistan’s escalating conflict will benefit Narendra Modi ahead of elections

Kashmir: India and Pakistan’s escalating conflict will benefit Narendra Modi ahead of elections

Sita Bali, Staffordshire University for The Conversation Tensions in the Kashmir region were already building after more than 40 Indian troops were recently killed by a suicide bomber. India’s “pre-emptive strike” over the disputed border on Tuesday – the first of its kind by India since… »

01.03.2019

A second Brexit referendum is getting more likely. Here’s 3 things that must happen first.

A second Brexit referendum is getting more likely. Here’s 3 things that must happen first.

ADAM RAMSAY 27 February 2019 for openDemocracy We can prevent a rerun of the abuses that dogged the 2016 vote. Here’s how Last month I asked Carole Cadwalladr a question. “Do we have an agreed figure for how much Arron Banks claims to… »

28.02.2019

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

The migration crisis that began in 2015 has had a major impact on countries in South Eastern Europe. Outlining findings and recommendations from a new project, Amanda Russell Beattie, Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Patrycja Rozbicka explain that the EU’s response to the crisis has resulted in the outsourcing of… »

26.02.2019

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Finally it became clear. Thanks to an article by Simon Jenkins in The Guardian  we now know that “With a ‘free port’ deal negotiated behind closed doors, the financial sector will be fine. Meanwhile, others face ruin”. He explains : “An iron law of modern British government says that whatever… »

26.02.2019

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. Israel has reiterated time and again on the international scene that it supports the idea of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME). It has not, however, acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), like all other… »

24.02.2019

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it relaxes sanctions upon… »

24.02.2019

As Trump Pushes for Overthrow in Venezuela, Sanders Warns Against Repeating History’s Mistake

As Trump Pushes for Overthrow in Venezuela, Sanders Warns Against Repeating History’s Mistake

“The United States has a very bad record of intervening in Latin American countries and that must not happen again,” said Sanders. “The future of Venezuela must be left to the Venezuelan people.” by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams Progressive voices opposed to war, meddling in… »

22.02.2019

How neoliberalism is normalising hostility

How neoliberalism is normalising hostility

COUZE VENN 11 February 2019 for openDemocracy From working conditions to welfare policies, from immigration to the internet – this zero sum game of winners and losers benefits only the far right. The hostile environment is not just about the Windrush generation in the UK,… »

20.02.2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

Mérida, Yucatán will be the host city of the 17th Nobel Peace Summit in 2019. The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates together with the Government of the State of Yucatán, are pleased to announce that the next Nobel Peace Summit will be hosted in Mérida,… »

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