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Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
International Peace Bureau | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

In just two days, the two primitive atomic bombs dropped over Japan killed a quarter of a million women, children and men. Yet from the atomic ruins, an unwavering resolve has survived to bear witness to the personal human tragedy. For 75 years, the Hibakusha have spoken out as the voice of experience and hope for the urgent imperative of eliminating all nuclear weapons.

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Julian Assange Is Awarded the 2020 Stuttgart Peace Prize
Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

29 Jul 2020 – Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks imprisoned in London for a year, received the Stuttgart Peace Prize 2020. It is awarded by Die Anstifter and aims to promote the right to unconditional freedom of information and of the press.

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July in History: Anniversaries of Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ Verdict on Illegality of Nuclear Weapons, State-Terrorist Bombing of Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior
Alyn Ware | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

These three anniversaries provide inspiration to consider the roles of science, law and diplomacy to advance peace, security and nuclear disarmament.

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Germany’s Farewell to US Troops: Fewer Soldiers Means More Peace
Reto Thumiger | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

11 Jun 2020 – The President of the United States has decided to withdraw up to 15,000 soldiers from Germany. This announcement by Der Spiegel at the end of last week struck the transatlantic states almost like a bomb. For half of the population in Germany, which is in favor of a complete withdrawal of American troops, the news looks more like a dove of peace on the horizon.

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Are We before the Possible ‘Awakening’ of Mankind?
Juana Pérez Montero | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

10 Apr 2020 – A door has been opened and it is worthy to work on a new impulse for the humanization of the world. If we can be silent in this isolation, perhaps we will advance towards the awakening of the human being, towards the arrival of the Winged Lion.

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Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

A new study in Nature Magazine 8 Apr 2020 casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply the loss of individual species.

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(Français) Le coup d’État de l’Élite contre une humanité terrorisée: Comment montrer une résistance puissante
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

Je continuerai à attirer l’attention sur ce qui se passe et à encourager les gens à résister par les moyens stratégiques que j’ai exposés ci-dessus. Et je ferai ensuite tout mon possible pour que le plus grand nombre possible de personnes, qui sont assez puissantes pour le faire, réagissent avant qu’il ne soit trop tard.

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(Castellano) Los humanos aman la violencia: Gandhi y el Foro Económico Mundial
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

Al conmemorar el 72º aniversario del asesinato de Mohandas K. Gandhi ocurrido el 30 de enero de 1948. Como él, que hilaba los paños de su propia ropa, señaló hace más de 100 años: «La Tierra provee lo suficiente para las necesidades de cada persona, pero no para la codicia de cada persona». Esto es algo que los asistentes al Foro Económico Mundial no pueden entender ya que están demasiado dañados psicológicamente. ¿Y tú?

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(Italiano) Il nostro mondo che svanisce: fauna e flora selvatica
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Dec 2019

Nel corso della sua storia, la Terra ha vissuto cinque estinzioni di massa. Ora sta vivendo la sesta.

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(Castellano) Nuestro Mundo que se Desvanece: Insectos
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

Desde la revolución industrial que comenzó alrededor de 1750, hace sólo 270 años, los seres humanos han estado destruyendo la biosfera de la Tierra con una ferocidad tan tremenda que la Tierra que heredamos al comienzo de la Época Holocena se está desvaneciendo ante nuestros ojos. Y la vida se desvanece con ella.

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(Castellano) El Movimiento Climático Mundial está fracasando: ¿Por qué?
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2019

Aunque estoy encantado de que estas campañas hayan logrado finalmente movilizar a un número significativo de personas en torno a la amenaza existencial que la catástrofe climática representa para la vida en la Tierra. Me gustaría plantear brevemente algunas cuestiones para su consideración por parte de cada uno de los que participan en el movimiento climático, así como de los que están considerando la posibilidad de participar.

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(Castellano) Liderazgo Político Comparativo: Gandhi vs. Líderes Contemporáneos
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

El 2 de octubre de 2019 se cumple el 150º aniversario del nacimiento de Mohandas K. Gandhi en Gujarat, India. Me gustaría reflexionar sobre el liderazgo visionario que Gandhi ofreció al mundo, comparándolo brevemente con algunos líderes nacionales de hoy en día, e invitarlos a emular el liderazgo de Gandhi.

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(Castellano) Nuestro Mundo que se Desvanece: Glaciares
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Algo está causando que los glaciares y los campos de hielo de las montañas del mundo se derritan. Y, a pesar de su primer pensamiento, no es la catástrofe climática en curso.

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(Castellano) Defendiendo a Julian Assange -> Defendiendo la Verdad
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

Debido a mi propio interés de larga data en desarrollar estrategias no violentas cuidadosamente diseñadas en nuestra lucha por hacer de nuestro mundo un mundo de paz, justicia y sostenibilidad ecológica, permítame sugerir una forma estratégica de avanzar que honre el coraje de Julian y Chelsea maximizando el impacto de su relato de la verdad en las luchas a más largo plazo que se acaban de mencionar, al tiempo que se toman medidas por separado para ejercer una presión adicional para ayudarles en el corto y mediano plazo.

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(Castellano) Por qué fracasan los activistas
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

Los sistemas formales de gobernanza humana en la Tierra -es decir, los gobiernos y las organizaciones intergubernamentales como las Naciones Unidas- están controlados por la élite mundial, que es invisible para la mayoría de las personas, incluidos los activistas, y por lo tanto no es considerada por ellos. Así, por supuesto, es como la élite lo quiere y uno todavía puede encontrar fácilmente cuentas que preguntan si la élite (por el nombre que se le dé) realmente existe e incluso le atribuyen una cualidad mística. Si es que la idea no es simplemente descartada como una “teoría de la conspiración”.

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(Castellano) Banca de élite a sus expensas: Cómo se utilizan los paraísos fiscales secretos para robarle su dinero
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

18 Mar 2019 – Los paraísos fiscales son lugares en todo el mundo donde las personas ricas, los delincuentes y los terroristas, así como los gobiernos y los organismos gubernamentales (como la CIA), los bancos, las empresas, los fondos de cobertura, las organizaciones internacionales (como el Vaticano) y los sindicatos del crimen (como la Mafia), pueden esconder su dinero para evitar la regulación y la supervisión y, muy a menudo, evadir impuestos.

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(Castellano) Una estrategia no violenta para derrotar el intento de golpe de Estado de EE.UU. en Venezuela
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

Al pueblo de Venezuela: Una vez más, la élite de los Estados Unidos ha decidido tratar de imponer su voluntad en el pueblo de otra nación, en este caso, y no por primera vez, su país, Venezuela.Por supuesto, este golpe es perfectamente consistente con la política exterior estadounidense de los últimos dos siglos, cuyo enfoque esencial ha sido asegurar su control en áreas geoestratégicas clave del mundo y robar los recursos de naciones extranjeras.

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(Castellano) Aprendiendo de Gandhi
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Aunque creía que la acción personal era muy importante, Gandhi también era un extraordinario estratega político y sabía que tenemos que hacer algo más que transformar nuestras vidas personales. Tenemos que ofrecer oportunidades que obliguen a otros a considerar hacer lo mismo. Gandhi fue asesinado el 30 de enero de 1948. Pero su legado perdura. Usted también puede aprender de él, si lo desea.

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(Castellano) Los seres humanos estamos destruyendo la vida en la Tierra, pero nos engañamos a nosotros mismos de que no es así
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

A pesar del hecho obvio de que son los seres humanos los que están infligiendo toda esta violencia, es virtualmente imposible hacer que la gente preste atención a este hecho simple e incontrovertible y preguntarse por qué, precisamente, los seres humanos se están comportando de manera tan violenta y destructiva. ¿Y podemos abordar eficazmente esta causa?

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(Castellano) Reflexiones sobre 2018, Pronósticos 2019
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

31 diciembre 2018 – En muchos sentidos es doloroso reflexionar sobre el año 2018, un año de oportunidades vitales perdidas cuando tanto está en juego. Ya sea política, militar, social, económica, financiera o ecológicamente, la humanidad dio algunos grandes pasos hacia atrás mientras dejaba pasar un sinfín de oportunidades para hacer una diferencia positiva en nuestro mundo.

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(Castellano) En defensa del individuo humano
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

Trágicamente, es la más sagrada de las instituciones -la escuela- que yo llamo “prisión para niños”, donde se produce gran parte del daño. Diseñada para aterrorizar a los niños para que obedezcan y se conformen, sobre la base de que “una sola talla sirve para todos”, la escuela destruye las capacidades físicas, sensoriales, intelectuales y emocionales de los niños, produciendo individuos con una capacidad casi nula de sentir algo profundo, pensar creativamente y comportarse poderosamente con integridad.

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(Castellano) El engaño humano y nuestra destrucción de la biósfera: ¡Ni siquiera lo estamos intentando!
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

3 diciembre 2018 – ¿Ha escuchado la expresión “cambio climático”? Esa encantadora expresión que sugiere unas vacaciones en un lugar con un clima más agradable… La extinción nos llama. La elección es suya.

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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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(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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(Castellano) Carta de la No-Violencia: Informe de Progreso 12 (abril 2018)
Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

23 abril 2018- Nuestro esfuerzo colectivo para construir un consenso mundial contra el uso de la violencia en todos los contextos continúa progresando, ¡incluso en contra de obstáculos abrumadores!

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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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(Castellano) El miedo que impulsa la estrategia nuclear estadounidense
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

El 2 de febrero 2018, el Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos publicó su última ‘Revisión de la Postura Nuclear 2018’. Varios autores ya han expuesto de manera cuidadosa un número increíble de mentiras obvias, amenazas inventadas, fallas e ideas erróneas estratégicas, como el pensamiento falaz detrás de la “disuasión” y el riesgo significativamente mayor de guerra nuclear dado el “pensamiento” delirante en el documento, así como el miedo político en la NPR.

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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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(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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(Italiano) Perché la Guerra? Una riflessione sull’eredità lasciata da Einstein, Freud e Gandhi
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2017

In un articolo recente, il Professor Johan Galtung, fondatore della ricerca sulla pace, ha voluto ricordarci della riflessione lasciataci da Freud e Einstein a questo riguardo, riflettendo sul loro dialogo ed individuandone i limiti, come ad esempio il loro insuccesso a rintracciare ed elaborare le cause e tutte le componenti del conflitto. Ovviamente, Freud ed Einstein non sono stati i primi a porsi questa domanda.

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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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(Castellano) Se está acabando la vida en la tierra
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Dec 2016

La arremetida del ser humano en contra de la vida de la tierra no tiene precedentes en la historia. Hoy en día está ocurriendo la sexta extinción masiva del planeta, y está siendo provocada por el hombre. Y, cada vez que decides no hacer nada y dejarle el problema a alguien más, das un ejemplo de porqué nadie hace nada al respecto. La extinción se avecina. ¿Qué vas a hacer?

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(Castellano) Buscando el camino verdadero
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

Una de las manifestaciones más sutiles del vínculo íntimo entre las emociones y conductas humanas (inconscientes) se ilustra por el simple concepto de elección y cómo esto se reduce a menudo a una dicotomía entre dos malas opciones. En tales circunstancias, la mayoría de la gente elige lo que consideran ser “el mal menor”.

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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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(French) II Symposium Mondial: Les Humanistes Proposent Une Campagne en Amérique Latine pour la Réduction des Dépenses Militaires
Nelsy Lizarazo, Monde Sans Guerres et Sans Violence – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 5 Nov 2012

Tomás Hirsch, humaniste chilien, a lancé la proposition humaniste de travailler sur une grande campagne de réduction des dépenses militaires en Amérique Latine et aux Caraïbes. Le but étant de réorienter ces ressources dans la santé, l’éducation et la qualité de vie de nos populations. Nous avancerons sur cette proposition et vous invitons toutes et tous à vous regrouper autour d’elle, conclut Hirsch.

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Eliminate Atomic Energy – Major Changes Called For
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 1 Oct 2012

We report here a communication from IALANA (International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Weapons) Berlin. Following the annual International Atomic Energy Organization (IEAE) conference in Vienna, Austria, numerous Peace and Scientific organizations in Europe have strongly criticized the nuclear body on its support for the pro- war preparation against Iran. With a strong call to reform the Nuclear body, the Peace initiatives unanimously agreed that the Nuclear body stand on Iran was unacceptable.

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The Many Shades of Regime Change: From the Middle East to Latin America
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 9 Jul 2012

Seemingly unconnected events like the unfolding civil war in Syria and a President deposed by his Parliament in Paraguay are in fact remarkably similar in their ultimate goals, if not in their methods. As the International Financial Empire fears losing its hegemony we witness its attempts to discipline dissenting voices.

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Final Declaration of the People’s Summit Rio+20
Robert Pollard – Pressenza International Press Agency, 2 Jul 2012

Peoples’ Summit Rio +20 for Social and Environmental Justice in defense of the commons, against the commodification of life. The syntheses were approved in plenary integrate and complement this policy document for the people, movements and organizations can continue to converge and deepen their struggles and building alternatives in their territories, regions and countries all over the world.

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This Is Not Our Way
Meir Margalit – Pressenza International Press Agency, 11 Jun 2012

After the article by Melanie Lidman in The Jerusalem Post on April 30, stating that the Interior Ministry was accusing me of illegally constructing Palestinian homes demolished by the municipality, I wrote an op-ed that appeared on May 8. In it, I explained the motives underlying my behavior, and argued that it was a case of legitimate civil disobedience – required of any person with a conscience, when the state is conducting clearly immoral acts.

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Local Currencies Appearing In Greece, Like They Did In Argentina after the 2001 Debacle
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza International Press Agency, 11 Jun 2012

When it becomes clear to everyone that the all-powerful economists have little to offer other than more cuts, more austerity measures, more insults (“go pay your taxes” or “you’re poor because you are lazy”), then people realise it’s up to them, and real human creativity takes over. That’s how a crisis becomes an opportunity.

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We Know Active Nonviolence Works – Because They Are Making It Illegal
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza International Press Agency, 28 May 2012

Americans do it, Spaniards do it, Mexicans do it, Israelis do it, even liberal Canadians do it, let’s do it, let’s criminalise peaceful protest. As many countries hurriedly pass new legislation – or simply apply “antiterrorist” laws – to forbid nonviolent action, this can only strengthen the resolve of the protesters to stick to it.

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US Senate Debating Law to Censor Internet, Effectively, At World Level – Avaaz Campaign
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 5 Dec 2011

Unlike Internet censorship in China or Iran – which the US denounces vociferously – the fact that the US is such a hub of servers for the whole world means that any censorship to its cyberspace has worldwide repercussions. Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users’ activities. And, because so much of the Internet’s hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us.

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The Money Delusion: The Ultimate WMD (as Saddam and Gaddafi painfully learned)
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza International Press Agency, 3 Oct 2011

The crisis in the economic system has been well anticipated by those who noticed the complex and esoteric way in which modern Monetarism creates scarcity through taking money out of a hat to lend it, but not making enough to repay with interests. Speculation then concentrates it. Challenges to such bizarre and poverty creating system are not tolerated. Oct 15th Wake Up Day.

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Who the Hell Are Standard and Poor!?
Silvia Swinden – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 22 Aug 2011

Credit Rating Agencies are at it again. If the hole in the real economy, the one in which real people live, created by the virtual economy, where the speculators live, aka “rescuing the Banks during the subprime crisis”, were not big enough, Standard and Poor, has “downgraded” the US Credit Rating sending the world economy into a deeper hole. So who are they?

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Silence of the European Mass-Media on Iceland Is Not a Coincidence
Pavel Křivá – Pressenza, 18 Jul 2011

The mainstream mass-media have been silent about the protests and the example of a popular revolution that took place in Iceland two years ago, when citizens made the government step down and rewrite the constitution. Because the events in Iceland are a model for how to make a popular revolution, the information has been hushed up.

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Chile: Von Baer Privatises Quinoa
Pía Figueroa – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 23 May 2011

The privatisation of Chilean seed has become a scandal and paves the way for the arrival of genetically modified products. After the realisation that, as well as the North American company Monsanto, the patents for Chilean crops are in the hands of people linked to the government who will now benefit from the privatisation of seed, as in the case of Ena Von Baer’s father.

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15-M in Spain: Nonviolence Is Now On the Streets
Rafael De la Rubia – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 23 May 2011

The important thing about the events that are happening is that they mark a before and an after in demonstrations. They are driven by “indignation”—like almost all rebellions—but they have a quality and a form of development which are totally new because they are based on the methodology of nonviolence. For the first time this is happening spontaneously, without leaders, without doctrines, in a totally new way.

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Iceland, a Country That Wants to Punish the Bankers Responsible for the Crisis
Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2011

Since 2008 the vast majority of the Western population dream about saying “no” to the banks, but no one has dared to do so. No one except the Icelanders, who have carried out a peaceful revolution that has managed not only to overthrow a government and draft a new constitution, but also seeks to jail those responsible for the country’s economic debacle.

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Of Libya, France and Western Hypocrisy
Julio Godoy – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 28 Mar 2011

To avoid misunderstandings: Gaddafi is a brutal, cynical, corrupt dictator, who obviously considers Libya as his personal property. His sons were forged in the same furnace. And yet, to try to justify, as many do, especially the French government of Sarkozy, the international military mission against the Libyan regime as a matter of morality and values, is simply hypocritical.

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In Egypt and Tunisia Nonviolence Has Been the Motor of Transformation
Rafael De la Rubia – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 21 Feb 2011

The most important thing to happen in these weeks, hasn’t been the departure of Presidents Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, the most important thing has been the union of the people in non-violent protest, the most important thing has been to resist the violence of agents provocateurs, to resist the violence of their own institutions, to resist the violence of the police. The Egyptian and Tunisian armies were not defeated with weapons or confrontation, but rather with hugs and open hands.

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Foundations for the Economy of a New Civilisation
Guillermo Sullings – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 27 Dec 2010

The challenge of thinking about how a new civilisation would be, can be very attractive because one could get carried away with ones imagination and in theory design a new utopia, like the one imagined by Thomas More, author of the book [Utopia] which gave a name to social ideals. This literary exercise is valid in itself, though it could not go any further than the events shaped on the page with all the naïveté and incongruence of the writer and his era.

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United Nations Emits Report of “Harmony with Nature” Bolivia’s Initiative
Pía Figueroa – Pressenza International Press Agency, 6 Sep 2010

“The present technological era has meant an impoverishment of the relationship of human beings with nature”. This is one of the conclusions of the report “Harmony with Nature” that United Nations General Secretary will present to the General Assembly as a Bolivian initiative, that counts with the sponsorship of other 61 countries.

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The Whale-Saving Petition
Pía Figueroa – Pressenza International Press Agency, 5 Jul 2010

The proposal to legalize whale killing went down in flames in recent Morocco meeting. In a few short weeks, the biggest whale-saving petition in history, signed by an extraordinary number of 1.2 million of worldwide people, will be delivered directly to the key delegates at the International Whaling Commission meeting.

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2010 Global Peace Index – Results and Findings
Steve Killelea – Pressenza International, 14 Jun 2010

The results of the Global Peace Index for 2010 suggest that the world has become slightly less peaceful. The Index, which gauges ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarization in 149 countries, registered overall increases in several indicators, including the likelihood of violent demonstrations and perceptions of criminality.

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“WE MADE A DEVIL’S BARGAIN”: FMR. PRESIDENT CLINTON APOLOGIZES FOR TRADE POLICIES THAT DESTROYED HAITIAN RICE FARMING
Democracy Now! – Pressenza International, 5 Apr 2010

President Bill Clinton, now the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, publicly apologized last month for forcing Haiti to drop tariffs on imported, subsidized US rice during his time in office. The policy wiped out Haitian rice farming and seriously damaged Haiti’s ability to be self-sufficient. Journalist Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté questioned Clinton about his […]

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CHILE: LIFE IN THE SQUARE AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
Pía Figueroa - Pressenza, 9 Mar 2010

Interesting relationships are developing among the residents of different Chilean cities and neighbourhoods only days after the earthquake that left many families unable to return to their homes. Squares have been turned into camping sites where people can cook together, take a bath and lead a community life that did not exist before.A new solidarity, […]

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DOOMSDAY CLOCK MOVES 1 MINUTE AWAY FROM MIDNIGHT
Tony Robinson - Pressenza, 16 Jan 2010

Chicago, 14 Jan 2010 — Today the Doomsday clock was moved back by 1 minute to 11:54 p.m. in a press conference of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. In a move to align the environmental and anti-nuclear movements, speakers pointed out the need to tackle climate change as well as implement strategies for nuclear disarmament […]

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CONCLUSION OF 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO ABOLISH FOREIGN MILITARY BASES
Nicolás Blanco - Pressenza Int'l Press Agency, 13 Dec 2009

The conference was held from Monday November 30th to Wednesday December 2nd in the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación (Cultural Center of Cooperation) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The speakers, hailing from the spheres of academia, politics, and culture, gave talks on various aspects of the issue of foreign military bases in Latin America.This 2nd International […]

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WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE AT THE 10TH NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES SUMMIT – BERLIN, NOVEMBER 10-11, 2009
Javier Tolcachier – Pressenza International, by email, 8 Nov 2009

The summit’s slogan is "BREAKING DOWN NEW WALLS AND BUILDING BRIDGES TO ENSURE A WORLD OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE." The World March for Peace and Nonviolence will be at the Summit on November 11th when Silo, thinker of Universalist Humanism and main inspiration of the March will speak.  The Summit will […]

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