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24.06.2016

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

We woke up today to news of the British Exit (Brexit) from the European Union. Sigh The Chinese have a curse: “may you live in interesting times”… The Comic Book Store guy from the Simpsons once said: “there is no emoticon that can describe how I feel right now!” A… »

15.05.2016

Peace Sign in London

Peace Sign in London

Londoners met yesterday May 14 to form a Peace Sign in Trafalgar Square and hear calls for Peace and Nonviolence from a number of organisations. Here is the speech I gave representing World without Wars and Violence as well as Pressenza. Hello. I’m here to talk about peace and… »

12.05.2016

United Kingdom: Trident replacement cost rises to ‘staggering’ £205 billion

United Kingdom: Trident replacement cost rises to ‘staggering’ £205 billion

Campaigners have revealed that the cost of replacing Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, has risen to £205 billion (US$ 296 billion, €259 billion). In a briefing published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, researchers have compiled a comprehensive account of government spending on Trident replacement using the latest publicly… »

09.05.2016

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

Thomas Piketty, Angus Deaton, Jeffrey Sachs and Nora Lustig join call for more tax transparency. by Oxfam UK. More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens and urging them to lift the veil on… »

05.05.2016

UK slammed for plan forcing people to prove nationality

UK slammed for plan forcing people to prove nationality

The British government has been criticized for a recent “discriminatory” bill that would make people show proof of their nationality or face prosecution. The government is proposing the bill to provide police and immigration officers across the UK with an authority to order arrested people to prove their nationality and the foreign nationals to… »

03.05.2016

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

by Syria Solidarity UK Sisters Against The Arms Trade are protesting today at the MBDA missile factory in the UK, closing its operations. MBDA are manufacturers of the Brimstone missile, a weapon which played a key role in David Cameron’s arguments in favour of precision British airstrikes. Since the vote… »

24.04.2016

2,500 UK senior doctors back striking junior colleagues

2,500 UK senior doctors back striking junior colleagues

Thousands of British consultants, general practitioners and senior doctors have expressed support for their junior colleagues’ decision to hold an all-out strike next week in a dispute with the government over working conditions. More than 2,500 senior clinicians signed a letter sent to British Prime Minister David Cameron and Secretary of… »

21.04.2016

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in the UK have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of raising much needed funds to support humanitarian efforts following last Saturday’s earthquake. Some 570 people were killed after the country was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 5,000 were injured and 200,000 people were… »

15.04.2016

London: Eight anti-arms fair activists acquitted of charges

London: Eight anti-arms fair activists acquitted of charges

Pressenza reported earlier this week on the start of the trial.  We are delighted to reported that they have been aquitted. All defendants arrested during setting up of the 2015 DSEI Arms Fair in London Docklands Activists attempted to blockade deliveries of military equipment to UK government sponsored… »

11.04.2016

London: Trial begins for activists accused of disrupting world’s largest arms fair

London: Trial begins for activists accused of disrupting world’s largest arms fair

This morning eight campaigners will stand trial at Stratford Magistrates Court for blocking the road and stopping tanks and weaponry from entering Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, when it was in London last September. The trial is expected to last five days. »

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