Nonviolence

03.05.2016

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

One day the world awoke to the news that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction; a US Machiavellian plan to which the UK, Poland, Australia and Spain joined -as the first front-. That was how in 2003 we saw the start of the Iraq war. »

03.05.2016

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

by Syria Solidarity UK Sisters Against The Arms Trade are protesting today at the MBDA missile factory in the UK, closing its operations. MBDA are manufacturers of the Brimstone missile, a weapon which played a key role in David Cameron’s arguments in favour of precision British airstrikes. Since the vote… »

25.04.2016

Macedonia: A Colorful Revolution paint-bombs the regime

Macedonia: A Colorful Revolution paint-bombs the regime

Students are the face of Macedonia’s Colorful Revolution, protests against President Gjorge Ivanov and his decision to pardon dozens of politicians. DW’s Elizabeta Milosevska spent a few hours with students in Skopje. Outside the architecture faculty at noon, the student who identified himself as Stefan was… »

15.04.2016

London: Eight anti-arms fair activists acquitted of charges

London: Eight anti-arms fair activists acquitted of charges

Pressenza reported earlier this week on the start of the trial.  We are delighted to reported that they have been aquitted. All defendants arrested during setting up of the 2015 DSEI Arms Fair in London Docklands Activists attempted to blockade deliveries of military equipment to UK government sponsored… »

12.04.2016

‘Up all night’ Protests sweep France as 100,000 join Pro-Democracy Movement

‘Up all night’ Protests sweep France as 100,000 join Pro-Democracy Movement

This movement was not born and will not die in Paris…It has no limit, no border and it belongs to all of those who wish to be part of it.’ by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams A police crackdown will not deter France’s burgeoning Nuit Debout (or ‘Up… »

07.04.2016

Ending human violence is a task for each of us

Ending human violence is a task for each of us

Do you think that ending human violence is impossible? Do you believe that even aiming to do so is unrealistic? Well, you might be right. But you might also be interested to know that there are a lot of people around the world who are committed to trying. And, if… »

04.04.2016

April 4th: anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4th: anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. studied the writings of Mahatma Gandhi during his student days, and realised that Gandhi’s methods of non-violent resistance were the correct tools to use to gain civil rights for poor minorities. To those who accused him of causing trouble, King replied that the downtrodden and mistreated… »

01.04.2016

TiSA and the Banks

TiSA and the Banks

Just when you thought you were beginning to get a handle on TTIP, TPP, CETA and other ‘free’ trade agreements coming our way, the newest and perhaps most secretive of the bunch is raising its ugly head. ‘The agreement covers about 70% of the global services economy. Some claim that… »

28.03.2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

On Saturday 19th of March the 5th annual Slutwalk (la Marcha de las Putas) took place in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds of men, women, boys and girls, young and old marched through the streets of Quito calling for respect for diversity and denouncing violence and discrimination against women. A… »

24.03.2016

Statement of conscientious objectors’ groups from the Eastern Mediterranean region

Statement of conscientious objectors’ groups from the Eastern Mediterranean region

Pressenza republishes this statement published on the “No to Compulsory Military Service Movement” website. We are conscientious objectors from all around the eastern Mediterranean region. Our region has suffered for so long from oppression, injustice, militarisation, military occupations and wars, as well as poverty, illiteracy, hunger and lack… »

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