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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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