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The Bangsamoro Basic Law: What it means for peace in Mindanao

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 03:04

I was born and bred a Catholic living in Metro Manila, Luzon, far from the on-going conflict in Mindanao But last year, watching the Marawi siege on TV in the safety of my home, seeing fellow Filipinos fighting each other, an entire city bombed to the ground, thousands of residents fleeing and having to live […]

Karina Lagdameo Santillan

Korea: An Olympic Truce – Time For Concerted Nongovernmental Efforts

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 22:38

By Rene Wadlow The holding of the Winter Olympics in South Korea from February 9 to 25, followed by the Paralympics on March 9-18, may be an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between the two Korean governments. Such […]

Countercurrents

Brexit and Its Discontents

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 22:26

By Jake Lynch, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. Of the many people down the years who’ve delightedly come across this well-known aphorism by the anthropologist, Margaret Mead, the vast majority have surely read it as affirmation for activism in […]

TRANSCEND Media Service

Hirsch: final meetings with European politicians and movements

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 08:02

The deputy elect [Member of the Chilean Parliament] for Frente Amplio (Broad Front), Tomás Hirsch, has finished his February European tour  to make contact and deepen ties with related organizations. He met in Paris with France Insoumise deputies Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Alexis Corbière and Sabine Rubin; in Madrid with the congressmen of Podemos Pedro Arrojo, Ione […]

Raquel Paricio

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

Sun, 11/02/2018 - 08:36

The humanist deputy [Member of Parliament] of the Chilean Broad Front [Frente Amplio], Tomás Hirsch, met today in Paris with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Sabine Rubin and Alexis Corbière, deputies of the France Insoumise caucus, in the offices of the National Assembly. In a close dialogue and in perfect Spanish, Mélenchon was very enthusiastic about the strengthening […]

Rédaction France

Meeting Hirsch -Pisarello: “We are the alternative to the rise of the extreme right”

Sat, 10/02/2018 - 14:19

Gerardo Pisarello, first deputy mayor in Barcelona, ​​received Tomas Hirsch as an elected humanist member of Parliament  for the Frente Amplio in Chile. With the interest of establishing links between the related political forces of the European landscape, last Thursday, February 8, Tomas Hirsch shared a cordial and close talk, with Gerardo Pisarello and Alexandre […]

Redacción Barcelona

Behind the Golden Door: The Resilience of Today’s Immigrants

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 09:47

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus (1883) America, the New World. Land of promise and opportunity. Refuge for peoples seeking to escape poverty and […]

Karina Lagdameo Santillan

Democrats Love George Bush and the FBI Now. What Happened?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:44

By Danielle Ryan Oh, how easily people forget. It would be difficult to find a greater indicator of the fickle nature of politics or the hypocrisy of the party faithful than these two polls. Democrats find Donald Trump so utterly loathsome that the man who illegally launched the catastrophic Iraq War, and signed the Patriot […]

Human Wrongs Watch

How the Pentagon Papers came to be published by the Beacon Press told by Daniel Ellsberg & others

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 21:31

Published in July 2013 by Democracy Now! Forty-one years ago, Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret documents in June 1971, but […]

Democracy Now!

USA: the Liberal/Progressive/Left Has Destroyed Itself

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 13:25

It  took just one 4 page memo to annihilate 18 months of relentless, inexorable, nonstop lies. The Dems idiot plan has backfired making Trump more powerful than ever. Was Russiagate the Deep State’s conspiracy against Trump or the Deep State’s plan to destroy those opposed to war?  Posted By pcr3 On February 3, 2018 @ […]

Redazione Italia

Fabricating a fig Leaf of Democracy in Egypt

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 21:33

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali, A fig leaf of democracy is being developed in Egypt amid persecution of opposition, mass executions and imposition of state of emergency to give wide powers to suppress all kind of dissent of a quazi-military government of US-client President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who deposed Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi […]

Pressenza New York

Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical plan to help the homeless: buy them homes

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 20:28

“Figures this week showed homelessness has risen for the seventh year running. Unlike the Conservatives, Labour will not stand by as people sleep rough on our streets.” by Common Dreams staff In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlined the policy his party will immediately pursue to […]

Pressenza London

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 11:16

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process, with its different moments? Tomás […]

Pía Figueroa

Cyprus: “Without reconciliation there will be no reunification in this island”

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 15:00

Tijen Erol and Merobe Bobbe Theoklitou are both from Cyprus. Since 1974, Cyprus is a divided country so one of them lives in one side and the other one lives in the other side of the island. They are both photographers and they are both sharing the same desire for a united Cyprus. Here is […]

Olga Pateraki

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:39

“Labour leader says failed firm’s executives ‘should not be paid anything at the present time because they have run the company in such a way that all these jobs are at risk’. Jeremy Corbyn has called on the directors of failed construction firm Carillion to give back their multi-million pound bonuses. The company, which handled hundreds of […]

Silvia Swinden

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 11:51

by George Monbiot for The Guardian When contracts fail, the legal priority is still to pay firms like Carillion. Money is officially more valuable than life Again the “inefficient” state mops up the disasters caused by “efficient” private companies. Just as the army had to step in when G4S failed to provide security for the […]

George Monbiot

South Korea welcomes North Korean proposal for talks ahead of Olympic Games

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 13:32

While also warning of “nuclear button” on his desk, Kim Jong Un called for efforts to “improve inter-Korean relations by ourselves” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams The South Korean government welcomed on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s proposal to open a dialogue between the two nations in an effort to […]

Pressenza London

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 08:40

The latest protests by the people of Peru in recent days as a response to the amnesty given for “humanitarian” reasons to former President Alberto Fujimori, highlight the common feeling of rage against the mockery and abuse of the word “reconciliation” by the convicted former President.  The protests by Peruvians are a clear demonstration of […]

Marianella Kloka

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 06:49

By Dr Ramzy Baroud 2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian leadership and its Arab and […]

Countercurrents

@RadioPressenza: Review of 2017

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 17:01

Our English language readers may not know that our Spanish language colleagues have a weekly radio show, “Pressenza International in your Ear”, on Ecuadorean public radio, Radio Pichincha Universal.  Every week we bring a selection of international news and interviews from the perspective of peace and nonviolence.  The show is presented by Nelsy Lizarazo (Quito), […]

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