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News from the Pressenza Bureau in Madrid, Spain

Zara, one of the companies responsible for Amazon deforestation

Zara, a company of the Inditex group, appears in a report published this week on the responsibility of major clothing brands in the deforestation of the Amazon, a process that has intensified since the beginning of the decade. The Slow…

Popular Legislative Initiative to regulate Traditional Medicines in Spain

The Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Deputies accepted the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) that seeks to achieve the regulation of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines (TMCI) in Spain. It requires 500,000 signatures from Spanish citizens.…

Madeleine John: “Reconciliation is a choice”.

Madeleine John, Peruvian, has been a member of the Humanist Movement since she was very young. Today, from Silo’s Message, she summarises her activism by saying: “The guiding thread of my life has been to try to contribute to a…

Call on Spain, as a responsible power, to proceed with the decolonisation of Western Sahara

La Realidad Saharaui Newspaper/DLRS/ صحيفة الواقع الصحراوي Today in Madrid the Saharawis gathered in Puerta del Sol together with the solidarity movement with the Saharawi cause to condemn the sadly tripartite agreements of Madrid, by which Spain did not decolonise…

The Intolerable Nuclear Threat 76 years after Hiroshima

On 6 August 1945 the US military dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. An estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people were killed instantly, in what can be considered the greatest act of terrorism in history. Another 70,000…

Basic Income and Realpolitik

Every day more and more people understand the importance of a universal basic income. Every day the idea is discussed, organised, disseminated, presented as part of the political agenda, and how to finance it. And what can we say about…

Community of Madrid condemned for endangering the health of primary care doctors

The Ministry of Madrid has been condemned for endangering primary care doctors by not providing them with “complete means and measures” of protection in their workplace. By the Humanists of Carabanchel Yesterday the High Court of Justice of Madrid has…

Academics launch a Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara, which they invite to sign

Professors from the Universities of Sussex, Princeton, Carleton and Exeter have published a letter inviting you to sign Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara As scholars, researchers, activists and concerned individuals, we, the undersigned, strongly condemn President Donald Trump’s proclamation…

The Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival select documentaries promoted by Pressenza

CINEMA The Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival is being held these days. “Travel Companions” by Elsa Sierra and Alvaro Orús is among the selected documentaries. A documentary dedicated to the people who accompany their loved ones in the last…

Humanity can rejoice: Nuclear weapons will be banned

Thanks to the courage of the 50 governments that have ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the sustained work of organizations and activists, who have been fighting to make this possible. The International Campaign to…

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