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26.07.2016

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

The following is a statement from IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the completion of the first circumnavigation of the globe by the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: “I am delighted to congratulate Solar Impulse on its pioneering round-the-world flight fuelled entirely by energy… »

22.07.2016

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey – DISK In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state of emergency following a… »

18.07.2016

Turkish Human Rights organisations: “We are against any kind of coup d’état and anti-democratic practices”

Turkish Human Rights organisations: “We are against any kind of coup d’état and anti-democratic practices”

On the 15th of July 2016, there was an attempt to stage a coup d’état in Turkey. There is still the danger of a coup d’état. Many civilians, soldiers and police officers have either lost their lives or have been injured as a result of violence and clashes during this… »

16.07.2016

Stephen Hawking and other leading scientists urge MPs to vote against Trident renewal

Stephen Hawking and other leading scientists urge MPs to vote against Trident renewal

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) In an open letter published today, world-renowned scientist Prof Stephen Hawking joins other leading UK scientists and engineers to call on MPs to vote against the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons systems in a parliamentary vote scheduled for Monday 18th. The… »

10.07.2016

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

David Cameron has used a speech at the NATO summit in Warsaw to announce that the long-awaited vote on Trident replacement will take place on Monday 18th July. It isn’t yet known whether MPs will be asked to support replacement in principle, or whether they will be asked to consent… »

10.07.2016

NATO Counter Summit demands the dissolution of the military alliance and the creation of a cooperative security system

NATO Counter Summit demands the dissolution of the military alliance and the creation of a cooperative security system

Press release by the No to War – No to NATO network in their counter summit in Warsaw, Poland. Six Polish organizations of peace and social movements as well as the international network No to War – No to NATO conducted a NATO Alternative Summit “No to War – No… »

09.07.2016

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

July 2016 E-News Progress and setbacks in 2016 TIP Report Sign petition: Stop criminalizing workers! Chinese workers take on Walmart and Disney Complaint alleges World Bank IFC loan supports forced labor Honduran melon workers confirm abuses Safety delays continue… »

07.07.2016

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

July the 8th, 2016, 4pm (Brazil) – Auditorium 01 – Faculty Zumbi dos Palmares – Clube de Regatas Tietê – São Paulo – Brazil A decade after the defeat of the FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas – our continent faces a new neoliberal offensive. This offensive is… »

06.07.2016

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

The Iraq Inquiry, also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is a British public inquiry into the nation’s role in the Iraq War and has been published today seven years (7) after it was commissioned.  Relatives of the dead British soldiers, civil society organisations… »

05.07.2016

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

07.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities The Walmart Workers’ Network, an online group with an estimated 10,000 members across China, has gained considerable publicity over the last month as its campaign against more flexible working hours gains momentum. »

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