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16.05.2020

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Working humans are so much more than “resources.” This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis. Caring for the sick; delivering food, medication, and other essentials; clearing away our waste; stocking the shelves and running the registers in our grocery stores – the people who have kept… »

15.05.2020

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to… »

15.05.2020

$72.9 billion. Wasted.

$72.9 billion. Wasted.

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre Nine nuclear armed states spent roughly $73 billion on their nuclear arsenals last year! That’s $138,699 per minute! These numbers come from our latest investigation, published today: “Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending in 2020.” This estimate includes costs to maintain current nuclear warheads and nuclear… »

14.05.2020

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

Increasingly high numbers of Americans support monthly payments to the people during the Corona crisis, but Congress is not listening. ​As millions of Americans confront the economic reality of being out of work for months as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, ​bipartisan public support for the government to… »

12.05.2020

FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains

FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains

Heavy rains favour reproduction, second wave of locusts expected during upcoming harvest The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, said today that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen. He stressed, however,… »

10.05.2020

The refugee who gave hope to other victims

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee made a movie about the Russian asylum-seeker, Alexei Torubarov. His eventful and touching story illustrates how unfairly refugees are demonized. The case of our client persecuted for his political views had to be brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union to … »

28.04.2020

Ontario Teachers. ETFO members ratify agreements at central bargaining tables

Ontario Teachers. ETFO members ratify agreements at central bargaining tables

“Our goal was to defend public education and the working and learning conditions that have made Ontario’s education system one of the best in the world. While these negotiations were prolonged and difficult, our educators – with the support from parents and other community members – stood firm in the… »

27.04.2020

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

The Jalón Ángel Photograph Archive pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of the creation of the San Valero Dominican Foundation (FUNDOSVA) by including a special category: Education and cooperation in its 6th International Photography Award. This category has been added to the already veteran Travel and Portrait categories. Moreover, the… »

25.04.2020

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

PMPI STATEMENT ON EARTH DAY This is no ordinary Earth Day to celebrate. We are now both in a climate and health crisis. Each crisis threatens humanity’s existence. WE are being asked to STAY. In the context of the health pandemic, we are being asked to limit movements… »

24.04.2020

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum will take place on Monday April 27th. Broadcast live, around the world from Tel Aviv and Ramallah 5:30pm UTC, 1:30pm New York time, 6:30pm London time, 7:30pm Paris/Berlin/Geneva time, 8:30pm Israel/Palestine time. This… »

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