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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… »

05.12.2016

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $370.7 billion in 2015 according to new data on the international arms industry released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The sales of arms and military services companies in the… »

15.11.2016

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

Charlotte Church, Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams and Lock, accompanied by Ed Harcourt and the Dirty Pretty Strings, with comedy from Simon Munnery Stars from the worlds of rock, pop and comedy will perform at The Flying Seagull Project’s benefit concert for child refugees… »

13.11.2016

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Last night, campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants placed wreaths of life-jacket-orange poppies on the Cenotaph to commemorate the more than 4,200 people who have died in the last year trying to reach Europe. The campaigners marched down Whitehall dressed in black with pink veils to conduct a… »

07.11.2016

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

International chefs come to Tel Aviv sponsored by illegal settlement businesses Oxfam urged to distance itself from participating restaurants 140 civil society organizations urge chefs to cancel event amid protests Human rights activists opposed to Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid have picketed the Musket Room in New York,… »

02.10.2016

International day of nonviolence around the world

International day of nonviolence around the world

The 2nd of October was instituted as the International Day of Nonviolence at the UN in 2007 on the request of India to recognise Gandhi’s birthday. Around the world, many events to mark the day have been held this weekend.  Here are some images of the events. »

02.10.2016

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, now the International day of nonviolence, Hungarians were faced with a divisive, xenophobic referendum on whether the country should accept a few hundred refugees as part of a redistribution programme promoted by Germany which is hosting around a million. Although the vast majority of… »

13.08.2016

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

In the context of the World Social Forum 2016, taking place this time in Montreal, Canada, a conference on the importance of free software was held at McGill University on August 11. On this occasion, two speakers discussed of the following topic: “Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software,… »

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… »

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… »

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