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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. »

09.04.2016

Refugee Crisis 2016: mass deportations and resettlement efforts by social organizations

Refugee Crisis 2016: mass deportations and resettlement efforts by social organizations

On their own initiative, social organisations both inside and outside Greece are attempting to overcome the confusion and the violations of international treaties caused by the joint statement of 28 EU leaders with Turkey on the 18th of March 2016. This complicated joint statement emerged in a moment when more… »

09.04.2016

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

From the 7th to the 16th of March at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands (population 53,000) presented its preliminary arguments in cases brought against the United Kingdom (population 63 million), India (population 1.2 billion) and Pakistan (population 199 million), claiming… »

09.04.2016

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

By Jacqueline Cabasso The recent Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington, DC generated a goodly amount of hype, including some well-deserved criticism of its narrow focus on securing civilian highly enriched uranium (HEU) and other modest, voluntary steps aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons-useable… »

25.03.2016

One year on, and the UK is still complicit in the destruction of Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing of Yemen has created a humanitarian catastrophe UK has licensed over £2.8 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since the bombing began Campaign Against Arms Trade has began legal action against arms exports to the Saudi regime The early hours of March 26 will make it a… »

16.03.2016

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases… »

15.03.2016

ICJ Day Six, Round Two: Appealing to Sentiment

ICJ Day Six, Round Two: Appealing to Sentiment

Yesterday afternoon, the United Kingdom completed its oral arguments in the case brought against it by the Marshall Islands at the International Court of Justice. Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Counsel for the United Kingdom, opened his pleadings on a seemingly conciliatory note. He recognized the Marshall Islands’ “special interest that… »

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