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10.04.2021

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law

Even before Greta Thunberg launched her school strike for climate at age 15, youth activists have been key players in public action on the climate crisis. Now they’re breaking new ground in court. On November 30, six Portuguese children and young people brought a historic court… »

04.04.2021

The World Centre for Humanist Studies is organising its 8th Symposium “A New Humanism for a new world. Plural exchanges from a world in crisis”.

The World Centre for Humanist Studies is organising its 8th Symposium “A New Humanism for a new world. Plural exchanges from a world in crisis”.

Interview with Daniel León, member of the organising team of the 8th International Symposium of the World Centre for Humanist Studies. From the 16th to the 18th of April, under the slogan “A New Humanism for a new world. Plural exchanges from a world in crisis”, the 8th International Symposium… »

23.01.2021

Complex Life Threatened

Complex Life Threatened

Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They’re talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening “complex life,” including, by default, human life. It’s scary stuff. On this subject, America’s green NGOs prefer to address the danger by sticking to a middle ground,… »

21.11.2020

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Doris Balvín, senior researcher at the New Civilization Humanist Studies Center in Lima, Peru and a specialist in social ecology, spoke with Pressenza about education for peace and non-violence in times of social and ecological crisis. Pressenza: Could education contribute to building peace and non-violence in these times of social… »

20.10.2020

Hacking the earth?

Hacking the earth?

Bill McGuire Geo-engineering ‘turns hearts and minds away from the cause of the climate crisis and inevitably dilutes the urgency with which it must be addressed’. The belief that ‘fixing’ global heating through the application of technology is possible, even desirable, is not new… »

11.07.2020

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

It is hard to overstate the contribution made by Massive Attack to the music world and beyond it over decades. Formed in 1988 in Bristol, UK, they released one of the most iconic singles of 1991, “Unfinished Sympathy“. After this first move, the band dealt with… »

10.07.2020

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

Following years of resistance, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous organizers across the country scored a massive legal victory Monday when a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all oil, pending an environmental review. “You ever have a dream, a dream… »

02.07.2020

Tackling climate with gender equality

Tackling climate with gender equality

An  equitable future for women means a livable future for all of us. We’re in the midst of climate crisis – it’s not theoretical anymore. And though some of the world’s finest minds are working hard on strategies to stave off the worst effects of the looming disaster, they often overlook… »

19.05.2020

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

At 8am this morning more than 2000 pairs of children’s shoes were placed in London’s Trafalgar Square with people holding a banner saying ‘Covid today > Climate tomorrow > Act Now’ Extinction Rebellion are calling on the government to act on the climate crisis during the coronavirus recovery so children… »

25.04.2020

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

PMPI STATEMENT ON EARTH DAY This is no ordinary Earth Day to celebrate. We are now both in a climate and health crisis. Each crisis threatens humanity’s existence. WE are being asked to STAY. In the context of the health pandemic, we are being asked to limit movements… »

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