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22.02.2018

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

“We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and advocates on Wednesday… »

20.02.2018

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

According to a report on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC)  “reiterated on Saturday China’s commitment to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons, expressing concerns about the dangers of nuclear… »

18.02.2018

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

CNN reports that “Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.” She ended her speech with the following words. “Republican Senator Chuck Grassley… »

02.02.2018

The West’s new ‘values-based’ racism

The West’s new ‘values-based’ racism

Psychologists say that every war first starts in human hearts – with the dehumanization of one’s opponent. The current sad state of Russia’s relations with the US and the EU is characterized by exactly that – dehumanization. The modern form of the Western denial of an opponent’s human qualities… »

02.02.2018

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Thomas Gernon, University of Southampton  for The Conversation “There are better ways we can be doing things,” says Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2000 film, who has become one of the latest people to draw attention to the frequent man-made earthquakes plaguing… »

16.12.2017

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

“The internet has given ordinary people more power than ever before. We’re going to fight tooth and nail to make sure no one takes that power away.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The Republican-controlled FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal net neutrality, but… »

05.12.2017

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar is the spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. At the release of “Exit from Violence. You are not alone”  handbook on Tuesday November 28th at Casa delle Donne di Milano, she spoke about the current situation for Afghan women and girls, why she switched from civil society… »

15.11.2017

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

By Alice Slater NATO’s recent provocative decision to build up its military forces across Europe by sending four new multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, comes at a time of great turmoil and intense questioning of global security with new forces for both good and evil straining to… »

28.09.2017

Corbyn calls for ‘dialogue and negotiations’ in response to US-North Korea nuclear crisis

Corbyn calls for ‘dialogue and negotiations’ in response to US-North Korea nuclear crisis

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 2:45pm Organization Profile: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Contact: enquiries@cnduk.org Corbyn Calls For ‘Dialogue and Negotiations’ in Response to US-North Korea Nuclear Crisis WASHINGTON – Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Jeremy Corbyn is right to call… »

08.09.2017

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels. by Wenonah Hauter for Common Dreams Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged… »

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