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17.11.2018

Juanfe Jiménez of Proactiva Open Arms: “Citizen power can bring change”

Juanfe Jiménez of Proactiva Open Arms: “Citizen power can bring change”

Juanfe Jiménez is the medical co-ordinator of NGO Proactiva Open Arms and took part in a plenary session entitled ‘Violence to Displaced People and Refugees: Sanctuary Cities’ during the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace held in Madrid. He talks here about his work, what… »

22.09.2018

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

On 15 September, more than 20 members of the Bahá’í community in Yemen, including all their national leaders and minors, were falsely accused of espionage and apostasy at a Houthis-controlled Sana’a court hearing. The accusations, inspired by religious motives, made by the de facto authorities in Sana’a at the hearing,… »

14.08.2018

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Activist Scott Santens is American and lives in New Orleans. Through a crowfunding campaign he lives from his own basic income. Álvaro Orús and Mayte Quintanilla “I’m dedicating my life to making this idea really come to light,” Scott Santens tells us in this complete interview that served as… »

13.08.2018

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

The RBU is the only missing element in the welfare state we established after the last world war to guarantee the right to subsistence, according to Louise Haagh, President of BIEN and Professor at York University (England). “To be able to lead a stable, secure, meaningful and full life is… »

22.05.2018

Guillermo Sullings: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Guillermo Sullings: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Economist, Guillermo Sullings, author of the book “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future: the steps towards the Universal Human Nation” talks about the difference between globalisation and planetarisation, the European Humanist Forum, neoliberalism and how to surpass it, and the International Monetary Fund in Macri’s Argentina, in this interview for… »

25.04.2018

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

By Ana María Mahserd / After 10 days of tension, peaceful popular demonstrations, arrests and violent police actions, the dissident representative Nikol Pashinian and his companions Sasun Mikaelian and Ararad Mirzoian were freed. Historical Recount In 2015, being president for 12 years, Serge Sargsyan decides to promote a constitutional change… »

12.04.2018

World premiere of the documentary: Universal Basic Income (UBI), our right to live

World premiere of the documentary: Universal Basic Income (UBI), our right to live

The world premiere of the documentary on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income “UBI, our right to live” will be on 12 May, at 12 noon. Director Álvaro Orús and some of the Spanish “protagonists”, such as Julen Bollain and Mayte Quintanilla, will be present. The event will be part of… »

02.04.2018

Baltasar Garzón to appear in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018

Baltasar Garzón to appear in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018

Judge Baltasar Garzón will be in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018 taking place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid. He will talk about issues concerning Universal Jurisdiction in the defence of Human Rights. The opening session will take place on the 11th… »

23.03.2018

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

With the slogan “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”, the 5th European Humanist Forum will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid.  The opening session will take place in the Education Science Faculty of Spain’s Distance Education University and on Saturday and Sunday,… »

24.02.2018

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Preparations for the European Humanist Forum [EHF] are gathering pace and every day we’re receiving information about new initiatives, more confirmations of supporters and more confirmed speakers.  Among the latter, Tomás Hirsch, life-long humanist from Chile, twice presidential candidate,… »

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