Europe

13.10.2016

Manipulating a referendum

Manipulating a referendum

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System for Occupy London This week Hungary had a referendum on whether or not to accept migrant quotas from the rest of the EU. The result of the referendum was strongly in favour of rejection, with a massive 98% of votes… »

11.10.2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

During the last Congress of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) held in Berlin, Pressenza asked the participants to take a selfie with four of the historical “fathers” of Nonviolence: Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Marthin Luther King and Silo. Just one of the ways to show our support for the… »

10.10.2016

Susi Snyder: soon all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal

Susi Snyder: soon all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal

Pressenza interviewed Susi Snyder at IPB World Congress in Berlin “Disarm! For a climate of Peace”. According to Susi Snyder we are reaching the point where all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal. Let’s hope that in 2017 we will have this treaty, because it will be a very big… »

10.10.2016

Apple, Brussels, and Ireland’s Bruised Sovereignty

Apple, Brussels, and Ireland’s Bruised Sovereignty

By Yanis Varoufakis Despite their unequivocal Europeanism, the Irish have been serially mistreated by the European Union. When Irish voters rejected the Treaty of Lisbon in 2008, the EU forced them to vote again until they delivered the “right” outcome. A year later, when… »

10.10.2016

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed,” declares the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO. This is also the crux of the message emerging from the… »

09.10.2016

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Since its 2008 crisis, Iceland has received recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake of its 2008-2011… »

07.10.2016

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Pressenza met at the IPB Berlin International Peace Conference with Omar, Quintina, Hernán and Simone, from the Arts Collective Food of War http://www.foodofwar.org/ Their idea grew out of plastic arts as an artistic medium regarding war and food after travelling to Israel, where they saw that food in Palestine passes… »

05.10.2016

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

At the IPB Disarmament Congress in Berlin this weekend around 40 young people from 15 different nations met during a Youth Gathering. Pressenza interviewed three of them: Marie Cucurella from France, Emma Pritchard from England and Simon Ott from Germany. Mostly European countries were represented but also youths… »

05.10.2016

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Ruling far-right party surprised opponents by reversing position on draconian abortion ban by  Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Poland’s ruling far-right Law and Justice party has reversed its support for a draconian abortion ban after women across the country went on strike to protest… »

05.10.2016

IPB 2016, the main activities of humanists

IPB 2016, the main activities of humanists

The International Peace Bureau World Congress closed its works a couple of days ago. We would like to show you the main activities in which humanists were involved as well as some of the initiatives carried out during the Conference of Berlin. Please find… »

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