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26.08.2016

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

This fall, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation is coming to New York City for two days as part of Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage for Peace. An award-winning international non-profit organization, Peace Boat is currently developing an “Ecoship”- the world’s first… »

25.08.2016

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and… »

22.08.2016

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Press release by German anti-war organisations. Down With Weapons!!! Cooperation Instead of NATO Confrontation, Disarmament Instead of Welfare Cuts – Nationwide Demonstration in Berlin / October 8th, 2016 The current wars and military standoff against Russia propel us into the streets. Almost anywhere in the world, one can find Germany at… »

21.08.2016

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

United Nations disarmament talks concluded in Geneva on Friday 19th of August with the overwhelming majority of nations signalling their intention to launch negotiations in 2017 for a global ban on nuclear weapons. One hundred and seven nations in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, together… »

17.08.2016

Mothers Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike at PA Detention Center

Mothers Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike at PA Detention Center

In Pennsylvania, immigrant mothers detained with their children at the Berks County Residential Center have entered their second week of a hunger strike. They are protesting the government’s claims that the average time in detention is only 20 days. By the end of this month, at least three families will… »

12.08.2016

Kids Cafe at Calais Jungle under closure orders so what of the ‘kids’?

Kids Cafe at Calais Jungle under closure orders so what of the ‘kids’?

I’m a teacher and I volunteer at the Kids Cafe, a safe welcoming space for unaccompanied minors in the Calais Jungle. The cafe provides 200 meals a day, English and French classes, and asylum advice for the children here. But our centre is at risk, on Friday the 12th August… »

06.08.2016

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

Press Release by the Committee for Milagro Sala’s Freedom Yesterday, with the arrest warrant that the judge Martinez de Giorgi ordered for the President of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, we have witnessed in a new chapter in the prosecution of popular leaders. Hebe, an… »

28.07.2016

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal as French energy giant EDF are expected to say it will finance the deal later today. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “We call on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

28.07.2016

Keep fighting the good fight! says Taren of SumOfUs

Keep fighting the good fight! says Taren of SumOfUs

  People, When I started SumOfUs five years ago I had little more than a laptop and an idea: that corporations had too much power over our lives and that it was time for ordinary people to stand up to them. Today I’m part of a global community of more… »

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