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,… »
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,… »
The Stansted 15, a group of anti-deportation protesters who blocked a government deportation flight last year, will avoid jail, with 3 set to be given suspended sentences and 12 set to be given community service. Sentenced today by a Crown Court judge, they learnt their verdict in December after a… »
A year of celebrations kicks off in Punta de Vacas, Argentina marking the 50th anniversary of the spiritual guide, Silo
Text: Tito de Casas and Tony Robinson, photos: Rafael Edwards. During the first week of January, 2019, Siloists from all over the world converged on a spot in Punta de Vacas – now surrounded by a Park of Study and Reflection – to kick… »
Peter Bloom, The Open University for The Conversation From the moment world leaders claiming to want to fight climate change arrived in private jets, the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos attracted controversy. With global inequality growing and the threat of environmental destruction looming ever larger, the jets… »
Fears of US-Backed ‘Coup’ in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as ‘Interim President’
In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from ‘imperialist’ U.S. 72 hours to leave the country by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela officially cut off dipomatic ties with the U.S. government on Wednesday—and gave American… »
Jennifer Johns, University of Bristol for The Conversation Global leaders have descended on the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. On the agenda… »
Treaty of Versailles began the modern era of multilateralism – 100 years on, is a new world older emerging?
Dan Plesch, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation “Rubbish in, rubbish out” – it’s as true of international organisations as it is of computers. And it’s an aphorism worth keeping in mind as we think of the Paris Peace Conference which began on January 18 1919… »
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… »
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:… »
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