Europe

24.10.2016

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Carolin Emcke received the German Book Trade’s peace prize for this year. In her acceptance speech, Emcke openly addressed the debate around personal rights, including homosexuality and the Islamic veil. Nearly 1,000 guests, including German President Joachim Gauck, were present during the award ceremony at Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church on… »

22.10.2016

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

By Helen Griffiths On Monday, the French government intends to demolish migrant camps referred to as the “Jungle” in Calais. This could be particularly harmful for unaccompanied children. During the last demolition, 129 children went missing. Today, French police estimate 900 unaccompanied children live in the camp, while some… »

22.10.2016

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

The documentary “Beyond Revenge” that premiered on the 2nd of October in Berlin, and which has already been premiered in several other cities worldwide, is now freely available on youtube, just as the producers, Álvaro Orus and Luz Jahnen said it would be. It is subtitled in three… »

20.10.2016

Jürgen Grässlin: ‘We all have to realize the utopia of peace’

Jürgen Grässlin: ‘We all have to realize the utopia of peace’

We have met and interviewed the prominent German peace activist Jürgen Grässlin during the Conference about Utopia at the Monastero del Bene Comune in Sezano (Verona), Italy. Grässlin, an arms trade expert who has already collaborated with Pressenza during the 2016 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum and the last… »

20.10.2016

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

On Wednesday the 19th of october, the Center for Political Beauty launched a legal case against the german government because of a law that prohibits airlines from transporting refugees. So this artists’ collective put their street activism on hold and went to court. Airlines are not allowed to transport people… »

19.10.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: we must not turn our back on refugee children

Jeremy Corbyn: we must not turn our back on refugee children

“In the 1930s, Britain offered refuge to 10,000 Jewish Kindertransport children, fleeing genocide and persecution in Europe, when most other countries refused” Jeremy Corbyn declared today. “We must continue this humanitarian legacy and not turn our back on refugee children in Europe today. I urge Theresa May and her Government… »

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

18.10.2016

EU trade ministers postpone decision on CETA

EU trade ministers postpone decision on CETA

The European Union decided to postpone its final decision on the CETA free trade agreement with Canada. A number of member states, chiefly Belgium and Romania, had earlier expressed concerns about CETA. EU trade ministers in Luxembourg failed to agree on the details on the free trade deal with Canada… »

18.10.2016

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

Last year, I came to La Fete with a message from Greece. The Athens Spring had just been crushed by the Troika because Europe’s Establishment was planning to bring the Troika to Paris. Since then, the Troika has come to Paris. Labour Laws have been passed by Presidential decree. Civil liberties… »

17.10.2016

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Johan Galtung Democracy is rule with consent of the ruled; of all by dialogue, of majority by voting.  Parliamentarism is government with parliament consent by all or by majority; and voter consent by proportionality. In one week the Spanish illegitimacy crisis–caretaker government voted into… »

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