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Purge Genocide Culprits from Democratic Leadership: Myanmar
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

8 May 2021 – Hesitating to take stand against Rohingya genocide is costing $1B to National Unity Government and blocks its global recognition.

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60 Years of Int’l Impunity for Myanmar Military’s Mass Murder
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

11 Mar 2021 – Until Feb. 1 Coup, West and Rest Were Coasting Bogus Narrative of ‘Fragile Democratic Transition’ with Suu Kyi at Its Helm

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Nine Things That Need to Happen for New Inclusive Myanmar
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

23 Feb 2021 – Yesterday, millions of Myanmar’s people took to the streets in open defiance of the officially televised threats of a brutal crackdown by the Tatmadaw or military usurpers who thwarted their democratic aspirations with a pre-dawn coup of 1 Feb. Myanmar undergoing societally revolutionary moment with emerging new popular consciousness.

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What Is Anarchism?
Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

Anarchism is a longstanding political, economic, and social tradition based in struggle against top-down systems and institutions, such as states, capitalism, and racial and gender domination.

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Myanmar Military and Its Coup
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

1 Feb 2021 – Myanmar’s military staged a coup, detaining the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint early today, just hours before the scheduled start of the first session of the new parliament. With tanks, armored vehicles on streets, military sends message to public: ‘we are still here as arbiters of democracy’.

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Leading UN Member-States Fail to End Rohingya Abuse
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

20 Jan 2021 – With an air of renewed optimism, Bangladesh side has widely reported on the Beijing-brokered meeting yesterday to resuscitate the repatriation process of 1 million Rohingya. However, the China-brokered tripartite meeting will bring no solution for either Bangladesh or Rohingya refugees.

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Myanmar’s Perennial Ceasefire Talks
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

4 Dec 2020 – Myanmar is witnessing world’s longest ‘peace talks’ and continuation of longest-running ethnic wars.

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Putting Myanmar Election Results in Perspective
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

19 Nov 2020 – Election cycles will neither reverse colonial treatment of non-Burmese population, nor end genocide against Rohingya.

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Agency’s Response to the New York Times’ Editorial “The Truth about Today’s Anarchists”
Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

22 Oct 2020 – At the end of September, after a brief exchange on Twitter about her article “The Truth About Today’s Anarchists” we received an email from Farah Stockman, a member of the New York Times Editorial Board, who asked that we connect her to sources within the anarchist movement for an upcoming of story.

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Myanmar’s Colonial Policies and Crimes Trigger Renewed Liberation Struggles
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2020

9 Oct 2020 – Lack of action from UN and world community encourages Myanmar to commit atrocities against ethnic communities. The decades of failures by the UN and external actors will force the oppressed minorities to resort to armed liberation struggles.

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Why Anarchism Is Dangerous
Dana Ward and Paul Messersmith-Glavin | Anarchist Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

30 Sep 2020 – Anarchists frighten privileged elites and their authoritarian followers not simply because the primary goals of the movement have been to abolish the sources of elite power – the state, patriarchy, and capitalism – but because anarchism offers a viable alternative form of social and political organization grounded in workplace collectives, neighborhood assemblies, bottom-up federations, child-centered free schools, and a variety of cultural organizations operating on the basis of cooperation, solidarity, mutual aid, and direct, participatory democracy.

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Arakan Resistance Assist Rohingya in Their Common Quest for Int’l Accountability
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

9 Sep 2020 – Arakan Army/ULA emerging as an unseemly ally and collaborator of Rohingya victims seeking justice and a peaceful homeland.

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Time to Add Myanmar’s Most Influential Genocidal Monk Sitagu to ICC List
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

5 Aug 2020 – As the ICC proceeds with its full investigation, it needs to look into the instrumental role of Sitagu Sayadaw, Myanmar’s most influential Saffron-robed hate preacher, in the genocidal and other crimes against predominantly Muslim Rohingya. He offered scriptural justifications for ‘killing millions of non-Buddhists’.

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Visiting Auschwitz the Day Poland Locked Itself Down
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – Genocides start with an act of framing human community, with their distinct group identity, typically vulnerable and weak, as ‘a virus’ or ‘existential threat.’

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A Hard Look into the Genesis of Myanmar’s Genocide
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2020

12 Feb 2020 – Genesis of sustained, institutionalized destruction of Rohingya is anchored in group’s identity as Muslims. This faith-based framing of Rohingya, a borderland population, as a threat is precisely what qualifies Myanmar’s policies as genocidal.

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ICJ Interim Genocide Ruling on Myanmar Vindicates Rohingya
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

24 Jan 2020 – Rohingya around the world yesterday shared a pervasive sense of vindication after four-decades of policy-inflicted sufferings at the hands of Myanmar state which has systematically sought to destroy their identity and physical existence in the country. Historic decision of World Court makes voice of Rohingya Muslims eventually heard.

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Kahlil Gibran (6 Jan 1883 – 10 Apr 1931): Ask What You Can Do for Your Country
Stan Shabaz | Zinda Magazine/Assyrian International News Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

His most famous work, The Prophet, was first published in 1923. He has been described in many ways: “melancholic romantic”, “existentialist of the right wing”, Nietzschean rebel, revolutionary, renegade, poet-philosopher, “the William Blake of the twentieth century”, the “Lebanese prophet of New York”, a “burning genius”, etc. But who was he really?

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‘The World Never Learns’, Rohingya Pay the Price
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2019

25 Aug 2019 – Today, Rohingya communities and their international supporters commemorate the 2nd anniversary of what is widely acknowledged as a textbook genocide commissioned by the UN member state of Myanmar. ‘Without UN, external intervention, Rohingya will remain most persecuted, vulnerable population’.

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Rohingya Poets Turn Words into Art of Resistance
Natalie Brinham, Yuriko Cowper-Smith, and Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

7 Aug 2019 – Rohingya poets featured in an anthology, I am Rohingya, write with an urgency and passion of genocide survivors. They reclaim their experience, their group identity and their agency from the victimhood that has framed their existence for so long.

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Mahathir’s Rohingya Proposal Spurs Mixed Reactions
Riyaz ul Khaliq | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

30 Jul 2019 – A recent proposal by Malaysian premier that the Rohingya ethnic minority should be given the chance to form their own state drew cautious reactions from members of the persecuted community.

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Bangladesh Can Make Myanmar Pay for Crimes against Rohingya
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

8 Jul 2019 – Bangladesh simply lacks the resources to cope with the burden of having to shelter and feed 1.2 million Rohingya genocide survivors. It is also unfair to Dhaka to be left to handle a huge refugee burden alone without adequate financial support from the international community. Dhaka should move International Court of Justice to force Myanmar to pay reparations to for hosting victims of genocide.

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Myanmar: Building Businesses over Killing Fields
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

21 Jun 2019 – Bleak future lies ahead of Rohingya, as Myanmar is getting away with genocide amid UN ‘system failure’. Governments and firms from Canada, U.S., Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Germany are in numerous partnerships with the country. The World Bank’s latest proposal to give Myanmar $100 million in grants is just one of many signs that it has gotten away with genocide.

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Myanmar’s [Nobel Peace Laureate] Suu Kyi Is Turning Far-Right
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

8 Jun 2019 – Pictures from Budapest of a smiling Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi shaking hands with Viktor Orban, Hungary’s president, strikes fear for my Muslim friends back home in Myanmar, including the systematically persecuted Rohingya. The two reportedly exchanged their unconcealed fear and loathing of Muslims and migrants.

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How ‘Never Again!’ World Deals with Modern Genocides
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

9 Apr 2019 – If your people suffer genocide, here is the package deal you will get from our indifferent world:
The mass media will descend on the crime scene as long as there is blood to be filmed;
Western media corporations will send your spokesperson a chauffeured Mercedes for a three-minute TV interview;
The UN General Assembly will pass a resolution or annual resolutions — as long as the genocide has not stopped — in order to try to appear to be doing something for the victims;
The Security Council will debate and adopt a non-binding resolution;
The secretary-general, the glorified chief clerk of the world’s most bloated bureaucracy whose purpose is long gone, will mention “Never again!” and lament his — never her — impotence;
Read on…

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Conference Calls for Action to End Rohingya Genocide
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

16 Feb 2019 – On Feb. 8 and 9 at Barnard College in New York City, the Free Rohingya Coalition held an extremely productive conference, drawing an audience of 200 researchers, activists and renowned academics from around 12 countries. Victims demand that ‘Never again!’ must be more than an empty slogan.

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UN Official Cites Horrific Crimes against Rohingya
Dildar Baykan | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

Rohingya children thrown into fire, member of UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar says.

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Rohingya Meeting to Push for ‘Boycott Myanmar’ Movement
Sorwar Alam and Riyaz ul Khaliq | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

7 Feb 2019 – An international conference on Rohingya in New York on 8 Feb will serve as a “unifier” for academics, activists, the UN and law practitioners, its organizers said today. The conference, hosted by the Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC), will seek a boycott movement against Myanmar, said Maung Zarni, coordinator of strategic affairs for the group.

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Rohingya Activists Share Stories of Community’s Plight
Umar Farooq | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

9 Feb 2019 – Fear, intimidation, repression and genocide. These are the words used by members of the Rohingya community to describe what is happening to them at the hands of Myanmar’s military forces. New York conference highlights Muslim minority’s predicament and calls on world to pressure Myanmar to stop attacks.

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Kahlil Gibran (6 Jan 1883 – 10 Apr 1931): Ask What You Can Do for Your Country
Stan Shabaz | Zinda Magazine – Assyrian International News Agency, 31 Dec 2018

His most famous work, The Prophet, was first published in 1923. He has been described in many ways: “melancholic romantic”, “existentialist of the right wing”, Nietzschean rebel, revolutionary, renegade, poet-philosopher, “the William Blake of the twentieth century”, the “Lebanese prophet of New York”, a “burning genius”, etc. But who was he really?

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US Genocide Resolution Welcome, but Rohingya Need More
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

US will not intercede, and Myanmar’s neighbors see it through economic lens, so international coalition for Rohingya needed.

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Broader Global Coalition Can Solve Rohingya Issue
Sorwar Alam | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

9 Dec 2018 – Returning Rohingya refugees is like sending Holocaust survivors to gas chambers, says Myanmar rights activist Maung Zarni.

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Academic Withdraws from China-Backed Event for Uyghurs
Sena Guler | Anadolu Agency [Turkey] – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

1 Dec 2018 – Human rights activist and intellectual Maung Zarni said he withdrew from a Beijing-sponsored forum in London to protest the detention of a million Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang and until the country reverses its ‘troubling path.’

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Forced Return of Rohingya Crime against Humanity
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

15 Nov 1018 – From the Red Cross to the UN High Commission for Refugees, the world is screaming foul at the Bangladesh-Myanmar bilateral repatriation scheme scheduled to begin today. Red Cross’ Robert Mardini based in Myanmar told reporters that “we still believe that the conditions are not right for voluntary, safe, dignified returns …. Nobody can claim today that the security in Rakhine is so well established that people can return safely.”

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Five Concrete Measures Can End Rohingya Genocide
Dr. Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

Five steps can be taken towards achieving justice, repatriation and the rebuilding of Rohingya communities in Myanmar.

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Turkey: Lawyer Files Criminal Complaint against Myanmar
Diyarbakir | Anadolu Agency – Hürriyet Daily News, 24 Sep 2018

20 Sep 2018 – A Turkish lawyer filed a criminal complaint today against several Myanmar officials on charges of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims and crimes against humanity in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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‘Myanmar Is like Nazi Germany’
Ahmet Gurhan Kartal – Anadolu Agency (Turkey], 3 Sep 2018

29 Aug 2018 – The atrocities targeting Myanmar’s Rohingya minority are similar to those committed by Nazi Germany, according to a prominent Buddhist human rights activist. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in Kent, the UK, Maung Zarni, a coordinator at the Free Rohingya Coalition, said the international community should act against his country of origin.

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[Nobel Peace Laureate] Suu Kyi Is Most Polished Mouthpiece of Myanmar Military
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

25 Aug 2018 – Free Rohingya Coalition co-founder Maung Zarni, a member of the TRANSCEND Network, says time to reject false messiahs in Myanmar beginning with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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(Castellano) ¿Extinción Humana para el 2026? Una última estrategia para luchar por la supervivencia humana
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 20 Aug 2018

Las pruebas en relación con la destrucción de la biósfera de la Tierra, que conduce a la degradación continua y rápida de todos los ecosistemas y sus servicios, están fácilmente disponibles y son abrumadoras. Las múltiples y variadas formas de destrucción están teniendo efectos sinérgicos. Una cantidad insignificante de la vasta evidencia en relación con esta destrucción se muestra arriba.

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(Castellano) Los Niños Hambrientos Y Bombardeados De Yemen Desearían Estar Atrapados En Una Cueva Tailandesa Inundada
Robert Burrowes - Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 16 Jul 2018

13 Jul 2018 – ¿Estoy contento de que los 12 niños y su entrenador hayan sido rescatados en Tailandia? Por supuesto que lo estoy. Desearía que se hiciera un esfuerzo equivalente para rescatar a cada uno de los 50.000 niños que mataremos hoy, mañana, pasado mañana y tras pasado mañana…

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[Nobel Peace Laureate] Suu Kyi’s Lies, Distortions Hinder International Accountability
Dr. Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

24 Jun 2018 – Myanmar’s leader is at it again: using her Office’s Facebook, she is peddling lies that are easily exposed. Her growing list of provable distortions and denials must not go unchallenged.

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Experts Criticize New UN-Myanmar Deal over Rohingya
Fatih Hafiz Mehmet – Anadolu Agency [Turkey], 11 Jun 2018

Return of Rohingya refugees could potentially result in another round of mass killings: Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham

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(Castellano) Teoría del conflicto y aniquilación de la biosfera
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza Int’l Press Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

Me gustaría explicar el origen psicológico de este conflicto aniquilador de la biosfera y cómo este origen ha nutrido los aspectos increíblemente destructivos del capitalismo (y del socialismo, para el caso) desde el principio. También me gustaría explicar qué podemos hacer al respecto.

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Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Urges Trial of Myanmar Leader, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
Sena Guler | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

31 May 2018 – Shirin Ebadi reminds de facto leader of Myanmar the moral and legal responsibility of Rohingya genocide. “I wish that Aung San Suu Kyi, as the leader of the party in power, and the Myanmar generals are tried in an international and impartial court for the accusations of committing genocide in Myanmar.”

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‘Committed International Leadership Needed for Rohingya Issue’
Selin Calik Muhasilovic | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

24 Apr 2018 – Myanmarese scholar and democracy advocate Dr. Maung Zarni spoke on the ongoing humanitarian crisis involving Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and persecution in the Rakhine state and Turkey’s important role specifically to help them return to the ‘Protected Homeland’.

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Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Yemen News Agency Saba – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2018 – At least 88 victims of the wedding massacre of the US-backed Saudi-led aggression warplane were killed and injured, which targeted a wedding in al-raqah area at Bani Qais in Hajjah province, a medical official told Saba today.

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(Castellano) ¿No violencia o No existencia? El legado de Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 9 Apr 2018

“Durante años los hombres han estado hablando sobre la guerra y la paz. Ahora no se puede simplemente hablar de ellas. Ya no se trata de escoger entre la violencia y la no-violencia en este mundo, se trata de vivir sin violencia o dejar de existir en este mundo. Ese es el lugar en donde estamos ahora”. — MLK

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Kahlil Gibran (6 Jan 1883 – 10 Apr 1931): Ask What You Can Do for Your Country
Stan Shabaz | Zinda Magazine – Assyrian International News Agency, 1 Jan 2018

His most famous work, The Prophet, was first published in 1923. He has been described in many ways: “melancholic romantic”, “existentialist of the right wing”, Nietzschean rebel, revolutionary, renegade, poet-philosopher, “the William Blake of the twentieth century”, the “Lebanese prophet of New York”, a “burning genius”, etc. But who was he really?

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(Castellano) Matando a la Biosfera para acelerar la extinción humana
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 11 Dec 2017

Por lo tanto, a no ser que y hasta que se tome una decisión personal consciente de participar estratégicamente en la lucha para salvar la vida en la Tierra, serás uno de esos individuos que mata a la biosfera como un subproducto de la vida sin conciencia y compromiso: una persona que simplemente sobreexplota su camino a la extinción.

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(Castellano) ¿Por qué la policía en los Estados Unidos está tan aterrorizada?
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 27 Nov 2017

20 nov 2017 – En un incidente reciente en los Estados Unidos, otro hombre desarmado fue asesinado a tiros por la policía después de abrir su puerta principal en respuesta a su golpe. La policía iba a entregar una orden de arresto contra un sospechoso de violencia doméstica -el vecino del sujeto en cuestión- pero se equivocaron de dirección.

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(Castellano) Una estrategia noviolenta para acabar con la violencia y evitar la extinción humana
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 6 Nov 2017

25 Oct 2017 – En todo el mundo, los activistas que son pensadores estratégicos se enfrentan a un desafío abrumador para abordar eficazmente la multitud de conflictos violentos, incluida la amenaza de extinción humana, que enfrenta la sociedad humana a principios del siglo XXI. Teniendo en cuenta la violencia abrumadora que debemos afrontar, ¿podemos tener éxito? No lo sé, pero pretendo luchar, estratégicamente, hasta el último aliento. Espero que usted también.

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(Català) Una estratègia noviolenta per acabar amb la violència i evitar l’extinció humana
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 30 Oct 2017

25 octubre 2017 – A tot el món, els activistes que són pensadors estratègics s’enfronten a un desafiament aclaparant per abordar eficaçment la multitud de conflictes violents, inclosa l’amenaça d’extinció humana, que enfronta la societat humana a principis del segle XXI. Tenint en compte la violència aclaparant que hem d’afrontar, podem tenir èxit? No ho sé, però pretenc lluitar, estratègicament, fins a l’últim alè. Espero que vostè també.

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Maung Zarni: Military-Controlled Ethnocracy in Myanmar Causing Exodus of 100,000 Rohingyas Every Week
Fars News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

18 Oct 2017 – Activist and scholar Maung Zarni says that the plight of Muslim Rohingyas has gotten worse under the administration of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. He said that her leadership has been the direct product of the icon manufacturing by Western media and activists which was intended to give acceptability to what, he believes, is a “military-controlled ethnocracy, wrapped in Buddhism”.

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(Castellano) La psicología de los asesinos en masa: ¿Cuál es la causa? ¿Como se puede prevenir?
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 16 Oct 2017

Aunque ha habido una avalancha de comentarios sobre el incidente, incluyendo sugerencias sobre lo que se podría hacer en respuesta a una variedad de análisis de la causa, ninguno que haya leído explica la causa subyacente de todos estos asesinatos en masa. Y si no entendemos esto, cualquier otra sugerencia, cualquiera que sea su aparente mérito, puede tener poco impacto.

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(Castellano) La verdad de Gandhi: Poner fin a la violencia humana. Un compromiso a la vez
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 2 Oct 2017

Gandhi Jayanti – 2 de octubre, fecha del nacimiento de Mohandas K. Gandhi en 1869 y Día Internacional de la No Violencia – ofrece una oportunidad para reflexionar sobre la violencia humana y reflexionar sobre las formas de ponerle fin. Puede haber una manera rápida de poner fin a la violencia humana pero, si la hay, Gandhi no lo sabía. Ni yo tampoco. Tampoco nadie más al que yo haya leído o preguntado. Pero esto no significa que no haya manera de poner fin a la violencia humana.

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(Català) Per què tots aquests racistes estan tan aterroritzats?
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 4 Sep 2017

El racisme – la por i l’odi als d’una altra raça, juntament amb la creença que l’altra raça és inferior i ha de ser dominat (per la seva raça) – és ara molt visible entre les poblacions europees afectades pels fluxos de refugiats d’Orient Mitjà i del Nord Àfrica. A més, el racisme és contínuament molt evident entre sectors de la població nord-americana, però també en països com Sud-Àfrica, Austràlia i en tota Amèrica Central i del Sud, on les poblacions indígenes són particularment afectades.

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(Castellano) ¿Por qué todos esos racistas están tan aterrorizados?
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 28 Aug 2017

El racismo – el miedo y el odio a los de otra raza, junto con la creencia de que la otra raza es inferior y debe ser dominado (por su raza) – es ahora muy visible entre las poblaciones europeas afectadas por los flujos de refugiados de Oriente Medio y del Norte África. Además, el racismo es continuamente muy evidente entre sectores de la población estadounidense, pero también en países como Sudáfrica, Australia y en toda América Central y del Sur, donde las poblaciones indígenas son particularmente afectadas. Pero el racismo también es un problema en muchos otros países.

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(Castellano) Usted no puede atrapar a la “rata mágica”: Trump, Congreso y Geopolítica
Robert Burrowes - Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 14 Aug 2017

La “rata mágica” es simplemente el mecanismo por el cual una mente inconsciente y aterrorizada cambia instantáneamente su atención de algo espantoso a algo más agradable para evitar tener cualquier tiempo para comprometerse conscientemente con la información presentada. El cambio sucede instantáneamente precisamente porque la persona está tan aterrorizada por la información, que su mente retira su atención de ella en un momento.

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(Français) Les raids saoudiens pulvérisent le patrimoine du Yémen
Chiara Cruciati | Near East News Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2017

La guerre contre le Yémen est une guerre occultée : plus de 4 mille morts, un million de personnes déplacées en interne, 21 millions de personnes sans accès constant à l’eau et la nourriture. Sanaa, Marib, Aden : des villes dont chaque coin raconte l’histoire du monde arabe et sa rencontre avec les peuples d’Asie et d’Afrique, sont en ruines. “Paradis”: c’est cela que signifie en arabe le nom d’Aden, la ville portuaire du sud, cible des violents raids de la coalition anti-Houthi menés par l’Arabie saoudite.

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History Made as UN Approves Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Tony Robinson – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 17 Jul 2017

With a final vote of 122 countries in favour, 1 abstention (Singapore) and 1 against (The Netherlands) the conference to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons approves its text. The treaty opens for signature during the UN General Assembly on the 20th of September. It comes into force after fifty countries ratify it.

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India, Pakistan to Join Shanghai [SCO] Pact
Anadolu Agency - Yeni Şafak, 12 Jun 2017

7 Jun 2017 – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev makes announcement prior to Heads of State Council meeting in Astana. The regional pact comprises of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Turkey was approved as one of six “dialogue partners” in 2012; it was established in 2003 with the aim of promoting cooperation between members and maintaining regional stability.

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Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump’s Refugee Order
UNHCR UN Refugee Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2017

GENEVA, 28 Jan 2017 – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration believe that refugees should receive equal treatment for protection and assistance, and opportunities for resettlement, regardless of their religion, nationality or race.

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(Castellano) Carta abierta al pueblo brasilero
Robert Burrowes – Pressenza International Press Agency, 19 Sep 2016

Cuando veo las multitudinarias manifestaciones de protesta en curso, así como los llamados a la movilización en defensa de su democracia que están haciendo importantes líderes regionales, siento una gran esperanza por Brasil. Desde mi lugar de activista noviolento, me gustaría ayudar a los activistas brasileros a desarrollar una estrategia noviolenta que incrementará sus posibilidades de triunfar.

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Malawi: Albino Killings on the Rise, Bishops Speak Out
Catholic News Agency – Eurasia Review, 30 May 2016

26 May 2016 – Amid increased violence against albinos in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, the bishops’ justice and peace commission has condemned their killing, which is linked to the practice of witch doctors.

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Palmyra Witnesses Two Cultural Events on Occasions of Martyrs’ Day in Syria and Victory Day in Russia
Syrian Arab News Agency SANA – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2016

The first event has started amid large popular turnout through the concert of the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater, headed by Maestro Valery Gergiev at Palmyra’s Roman Theater.

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(Ελληνική-Greek) Οι ελίτ θέλουν περισσότερους πρόσφυγες: Γιατί;
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza International Press Agency, 5 Oct 2015

Αν δεν είμαστε επαρκώς ενημερωμένοι, μπορούμε να ασχολούμαστε μόνο με ένα ή περισσότερα συμπτώματα της δικής τους παραφροσύνης. Οι ελίτ θέλουν περισσότερους πρόσφυγες, εν μέρει διότι με αυτόν τον τρόπο αποσπάται η προσοχή μας και δεν αναλύουμε ή δεν αντιστεκόμαστε σε αυτό που κάνουν συνολικά.

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(Italiano) Giappone: Attentato Alla Costituzione Pacifista
Pressenza Int’l Press Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2015

18 set 2015 – A tarda notte di oggi (in realtà per i giapponesi di domani) il Senato giapponese ha approvato le controverse norme sulla sicurezza che, in realtà, minano alla base il principio pacifista sancito dall’articolo 9 della Costituzione che impedisce la formazione di un esercito e dà alle “forze di autodifesa” una funzione non belligerante.

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(Italiano) Le élites globali vogliono più rifugiati: perché?
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 21 Sep 2015

I rifugiati sono solo un sintomo di una crisi più profonda. Inoltre, come altri sintomi di questa crisi più profonda, l’élite globale è felice di sfruttarlo per tenerci maledettamente preoccupati; infatti l’urgenza del problema rifugiati esige il massimo della nostra attenzione e della nostra compassione.

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[Nobel Prize Economic Sciences] Joseph Stiglitz Stands against Trade Agreements
Pressenza Int’l Press Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2015

Feb 25 2015 – The United States is trying to impose a strong investment pact within two big, so-called “partnership” agreements that are now being negotiated, one bridging the Atlantic, the other the Pacific. The TPPs are going to be about regulation. Corporations have an interest at lowering regulatory standards that protect the environment, protect consumers, protect workers, and protect health.

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(русский-Russian) Россия может проиграть новую холодную войну — сначала внутри России
Владимир Дегоев, Regnum Information Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Feb 2015

Жизнь имеет обыкновение сама подводить черту под логически более или менее завершенными эпохами. И делает это так наглядно, что самые компетентные аналитические выкладки кажутся скучными копиями «веселой» заоконной реальности. Через два года исполнится четверть века с момента развала СССР.

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Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo Is Sadism, Not Satire
Mustafa Caglayan – Anadolu Agency News, 26 Jan 2015

World renowned political science professor says he has ‘no sympathy’ for staff at Charlie Hebdo.

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Denied Visa by Israel, UN Rights Expert Cancels Visit to Palestine
Ma’an News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jan 2015

An official visit by Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, was cancelled Friday [16 Jan 2015] after Israeli authorities refused to give her a visa to enter Palestine. She had been invited on a fact-finding mission by the Palestinian Authority.

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Palestine Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Period Covering Gaza War
Ma’an News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jan 2015

6 Jan 2015 – The International Criminal Court said Palestinian authorities had formally recognized the court’s jurisdiction to investigate crimes allegedly committed during last summer’s Gaza war.

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Assange: The Future of the Web Is in Latin America
Pedro Páez - Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 15 Dec 2014

More and better services for Latin America, an alternative to the giant Google, which already sees the potential in emerging markets in the region, would translate into less espionage and greater sovereignty, Assange said, also citing the case of Iceland, with more freedom and privacy on the Internet in the planet.

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Right Livelihood Award Acceptance Speech by Edward Snowden
Right Livelihood Award Foundation – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 15 Dec 2014

I am far below qualified for this kind of honor. It is an extraordinary privilege to be counted among so many around the world who have fought for human rights even at great personal cost, even when it was hard, even when no one was watching, when they were not seeking recognition and when they never received it.

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Nobel Laureates Cancel Summit as South Africa Refuses Visa for Dalai Lama
Tony Robinson – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 6 Oct 2014

2 Oct 2014 – China has permanently portrayed this religious icon for the West as a terrorist-in-exile and it seems that in order to maintain good relationships in the BRICS alliance, South Africa decided to forego the good will of the Nobel Laureates.

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Is There Still Hope for Peace in Ukraine?
Patrick Boylan – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 8 Sep 2014

The Ukrainian government, like Israel in Gaza, relentlessly goes on bombing residential areas in the eastern regions “to kill the terrorists hiding out there” (but also the civilians living there). The separatists, called “terrorists”, have launched a bloody counteroffensive to the South. Tension has spiked with rumors (later debunked) of a full-scale Russian invasion underway. And yet, in spite of it all, a glimmer of hope for peace has finally appeared. Or is it just an illusion?

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(Italiano) Ci sono ancora speranze in Ucraina?
Patrick Boylan – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 8 Sep 2014

Il governo ucraino, come Israele a Gaza, continua inesorabilmente a bombardare zone residenziali nelle regioni orientali “per uccidere i terroristi che si nascondono là fuori” (ma anche i civili che vi abitano). I separatisti, chiamati “terroristi”, hanno lanciato una controffensiva sanguinosa a sud. La tensione è a spillo con le voci (poi smentita) di una vera e propria invasione russa in corso. Eppure, a dispetto di tutto, un barlume di speranza per la pace è finalmente apparso. O è solo un’illusione?

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Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine…
Macedonian International News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Sep 2014

27 Aug 2014 – A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors. Below is the letter in its entirety.

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Fuelling Antisemitism over Gaza Will Not Make Israel Any Safer
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 28 Jul 2014

The Israeli government is being played like a piano by Hamas. This relentless bombing of Gaza, killing civilians, children, handicapped people, can only make grow the horror that the international community feels. No sympathy for Israel, since the disproportion in the number of deaths is so great.

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I Wasn’t Invited to Bilderberg 2014
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 9 Jun 2014

The only mystery, at least to me, is whether some, or many, of those gathered realise that the sensibility of the epoch is changing, that new waves of fresh thinking and feeling are happening away from the centres of power, that it all may look the same, business as usual, but they must know that this soulless world they have created will continue to experience crashes, each one of them opening more eyes to other possibilities, to a nonviolent world of compassion and solidarity, where life has meaning.

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“Advergames”: New Tricks to Sell Junk Food to Children
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 2 Jun 2014

Junk food companies including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are exploiting a legal loophole to design games on smartphones, tablets and computers targeted directly at children.

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Cuba Will Propose CELAC to Declare Latin America a Peace Zone
Cuban News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2014

Cuban deputy foreign minister Abelardo Moreno said that his country will propose the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, to take place January 28 and 29 [2014] in Havana, to declare this region a peace zone.

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UN Refugee Agency Welcomes Brazil Announcement of Humanitarian Visas for Syrians
UN Refugee Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2013

The UN Refugee Agency on Friday [27 Sep 2013] welcomed announcement by Brazil of special humanitarian visas for Syrians affected by the conflict and who wish to seek refuge there. It is the first country in the Americas to adopt such an approach.

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120 Children Slaughtered in Syria’s Tal Abyad
Fars News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2013

Terrorists affiliated to the al-Nusra Front massacred 120 children and 330 men and women in Syria’s Northern district of Tal Abyad on Monday [5 Aug 2013]. As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists. Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.

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Interview with al-Assad: “In Egypt, the Fall of So-Called Political Islam”
Syrian Arab News Agency-SANA – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2013

“The rifts we have witnessed in modern history have come with the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and the negative role they have played. They created a split between Pan-Arabism and Islam to form a country for Islamists and another for nationalists.”

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What’s the World Coming to? Brazilians Demand Cancellation of the Word Cup (!?)
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 1 Jul 2013

In England a well known saying states that ‘football is not a life and death issue, it’s much more important than that’. But it is Brazil where football has taken a status akin to a religion. So, for Brazilians to be questioning if it is right to spend LOTS of money on next year’s World Cup, instead of solving the existing problems of health and education it is an indication that something interesting is happening.

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Hans Blix Tells UK It Does Not Need Trident – But War Is Already a Little Nuclear
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 10 Jun 2013

At the Hay literary festival Hans Blix, nuclear weapons inspector whose advice was spectacularly disregarded over Iraq’s WMD, has told the UK that renewal of its Trident nuclear capability with a cost of £100 billion would not serve any purpose, or make Britain safer. He suggested it may have more to do with pride than protection.

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Kerching! UK and France Overturn the EU Syria’s Arms Embargo
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 3 Jun 2013

It is not the first time that ‘humanitarian’ concerns are raised to make way for escalation of [armed] conflict. This week the UK and France have managed to twist their 25 EU partners’ arms in order to lift the arms embargo for foreign terrorists in Syria. Unsurprisingly, UK and France are the biggest arms exporters of the EU. But what can WE do?!

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International Standards, Guides, & Codes
International Atomic Energy Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2013

International Codes – Standards cover nuclear safety, radiation protection, radioactive waste management, the transport of radioactive materials, the safety of nuclear fuel cycle facilities and quality assurance.

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China and Brazil Sign Agreement to Trade in Their Local Currencies
MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2013

China and Brazil signed an agreement to do billions of dollars of trade in their local currencies, as the five-nation BRICS forum of emerging market powers work to lessen dependence on the US dollar and Euro.

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Active Nonviolence, Southern Ocean Style…
Scott Wilkie – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 4 Mar 2013

Right now, Sea Shepherd Australia is running its first annual campaign defending the whale populations of the Southern Oceans from the Japanese Government. Previously controlled by the US based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the fleet has been forced to change its ‘control’ to Australia by continued litigation by Japan in the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Watch Confrontation in Accompanying VIDEO

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African Campaign for Education on Nonviolence
Humanist Movement Africa – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 4 Mar 2013

“Let’s begin to lead the hearts and minds to the culture of nonviolence. If you think that the economic and political system is a disaster and both our future and the one of the continent is not assured anymore, then you will have to say ‘’NO’’ to violence and ‘’YES’’ to peace by strongly engaging in this project in order to set this new mechanism of positive conscience in Africa.”

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North Korea 3 vs USA 1,054 Nuclear Tests
Tony Henderson – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 18 Feb 2013

North Korea (DPRK) has conducted three explosive nuclear tests, compared to the United States’ 1,054! That North Korea is continuing with its nuclear weapons programme, which is clearly and understandably denounced by the UN, meaning by all the nations undersigning the UN charter, tells of North Korea’s situation of desperation and fear.

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(Español ) Realidad y Utopía
Anna Polo – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 11 Feb 2013

Cada vez que se toca el tema de la locura de los gastos militares, pidiendo su reducción, siempre hay alguno que salta invocando los compromisos internacionales, la situación concreta que “desgraciadamente” impone recurrir a la guerra y otros motivos parecidos que terminan criticando esta idea por utópica. El tono siempre es autosuficiente e irónicamente compasivo respecto de los ingenuos soñadores, idealistas que se obstinan en ignorar la dura realidad de los hechos.

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(Italiano) Realtà e Utopia
Anna Polo – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 11 Feb 2013

Ogni volta che si tocca il tema della follia delle spese militari, chiedendone la riduzione, c’è sempre qualcuno che salta su invocando gli impegni internazionali, la situazione concreta che “purtroppo” impone di ricorrere alla guerra e altre motivazioni del genere e bolla questa idea come utopistica. Il tono è sempre di sufficienza e compatimento (se non di scherno) nei confronti dei sognatori ingenui e idealisti che si ostinano a ignorare la dura realtà dei fatti.

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Argentina in the Process of Quitting from World Bank Investment Disputes Centre
South Atlantic News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2013

Argentina says it plans to withdraw from a World Bank body designed to arbitrate between states and foreign investors. This follows similar decisions by several other countries in Latin America like Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Eduardo Barcesat, the chief legal advisor to Argentine’s Treasury, says ICSID is “a tribunal of butchers” that only rules in favour of multinational companies. Barcesat believes quitting the Center would be a key move to recover Argentina’s legislative and jurisdictional sovereignty.

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Reality and Utopia
Anna Polo – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 11 Feb 2013

Every time that someone talks about the madness of military spending and calls for its reduction there is always someone who leaps to its defence invoking international commitments, the reality that “unfortunately” requires the use of war and other similar reasons that end up criticising this idea as utopian. The tone is always arrogant and ironically compassionate towards the naïve dreamers and idealists that obstinately ignore the hard facts of reality.

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1st International Active Nonviolence Film Festival
Pressenza Int’l Press Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2013

30 Cities around the World to Take Part – Promoted by the humanist organisation World without Wars and Violence, the festival aims to create a space of coming together, of free creation committed to the culture of nonviolence.

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(Castellano) Tercer Simposio Mundial: Los Humanistas Proponen Campaña Latinoamericana por la Reducción del Gasto Militar en la Región
Nelsy Lizarazo, Mundo Sin Guerras y Sin Violencia – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 12 Nov 2012

Tomás Hirsch, humanista chileno, lanzó la propuesta humanista para trabajar en una gran campaña latinoamericana para la reducacción del gasto militar en América Latina y Caribe y reorientar ese gasto hacia la salud, la educación y la calidad de vida de nuestras poblaciones. Avanzaremos en esta propuesta y les invitamos a todos y todas a sumar a ella, concluyó Hirsch.

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Third World Symposium: Humanists Propose Latin-American Campaign for the Reduction of Regional Military Spending
Tony Robinson, World without Wars and Violence – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 12 Nov 2012

Chilean humanist Tomas Hirsch launched the humanist proposal to work in a big Latin-American campaign to reduce military spending in Latin-America and the Caribbean and redirect this spending towards health, education and the quality of life of our population. “We will advance in this proposal and we invite you all to join us,” Hirsch concluded.

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