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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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