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10.11.2017

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen could be killed with British-made weapons at the same time… »

31.10.2017

Lessons we can learn from the Kevin Spacey furore

Lessons we can learn from the Kevin Spacey furore

Transform the male & workplace culture that allows sexual harassment  Until now, Kevin Spacey never publicly revealed that he is gay. For decades, long after other actors came out, he remained totally closeted and side-stepped the issue of his sexuality. In the early stages of his career, when… »

28.09.2017

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Press release from the UK campaign group Nukewatch. A nuclear weapons convoy with four warhead  carriers  left Burghfield early on Monday September 25th taking the M4 and then the A34 around Oxford. It went onto the M40 and stopped mid-morning at Kineton near Banbury. After taking… »

08.09.2017

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

The UK government has published its official guest list for Defence & Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, which is scheduled to take place at the Excel Centre in East London next week. The publication follows a parliamentary question by Caroline… »

07.09.2017

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

Around 3,000 nurses, student nurses, health care workers and supporters took part in the 90-minute rally in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The rally was organized as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s “Scrap the Cap” campaign, which calls on the Government to remove the 1% cap… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

05.09.2017

Limited enrollment and quality university education

Limited enrollment and quality university education

After completing an undergraduate degree in Political Science in Milan, I continued to study in England and I am now finishing a doctorate program at the University of Sheffield. I can therefore participate in the debate on limited enrollment in universities in Italy, using my experiences in both countries. I… »

04.09.2017

A week of blockades and protests begin in East London to stop the set-up of the DSEI arms fair

A week of blockades and protests begin in East London to stop the set-up of the DSEI arms fair

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “Thousands of activists and campaigners from across the UK will be outside the Excel Centre this week. We will be united by our opposition to one of the biggest arms fairs in the world.” There will be blockades, actions and… »

11.07.2017

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

A Freedom of Information request revealed today that spending on two AWE nuclear weapons sites in Berkshire has doubled from a budgeted £2 billion to almost £4 billion. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is in chaos. Today we learn that the cost of upgrading the nuclear… »

10.07.2017

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought by law firm Leigh Day… »

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