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13.12.2016

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

Donald Trump is stocking his cabinet with testosterone-heavy generals, installing the most militarized administration in modern American history. We’ll need a vibrant CODEPINK female-led “Peace Posse” to steer them away from more aggression. If Donald Trump tries to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, we’ll be fiercely mobilizing with our… »

13.12.2016

German churches call for new law on arms exports

German churches call for new law on arms exports

The two main churches in Germany say a new German law on arms exports is needed, especially those to non-EU countries. They highlighted the frequent gap between declared political principles and actual practice. Germany’s Protestant and Catholic churches on Monday criticized the continuing high level of German weapons exports and… »

13.12.2016

Charges dismissed against journalists in Heckler & Koch case

Charges dismissed against journalists in Heckler & Koch case

A state prosecutor has been given a “slap in the face” by a Munich judge in an infamous illegal arms deal case. She dismissed his charges against journalists who released the documents they had given him to investigate. Press freedom has won a significant victory in an epic legal tussle… »

12.12.2016

DiEM’s Sunlight-Project as an Initial Ignition

DiEM’s Sunlight-Project as an Initial Ignition

Last Saturday the young DiEM25 Movement walked a thin line in Berlin. It should have been the first countrywide meeting of the movement in Germany. Due to time bottlenecks the project is threatened with failure. The meeting was announced only a few days ago and the lack of time is… »

12.12.2016

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

We, the below stated, are a coalition of grassroots groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands. Honor the Earth Indigenous Environmental Network Sacred Stone Camp International Indigenous Youth Council The… »

12.12.2016

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

By Rev. John Dear Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and… »

12.12.2016

Life on Earth is Dying

Life on Earth is Dying

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth… »

11.12.2016

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

By Mamut Jagne. The Gambia presidential election of 2016 was held on the 1 december 2016. In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The election marks the first change of presidency in the Gambia since a military coup in 1994, and the first transfer… »

11.12.2016

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 5 December 2016 said as it launched a… »

11.12.2016

Roots Action: “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action:  “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down… »

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