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The Latest Lies About Russia

By David Swanson Things that we now know are not actually true: Russia impacted the U.S. election results in 2016 or 2020. Russia hacked into U.S. election machines. The recent U.S. government report alleging election interference contained any evidence of anything. The…

A Divided U.S. and the Dangers of Misdirected Anger

By David Swanson Many people in the United States, as in many other places, are getting angrier. This would be a good thing if they all understood whom they should be angry at and the superiority of nonviolent activism to stupid, futile violence. They…

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury. By Edo Konrad The Palestinian LGBTQ community isn’t used to being at…

Brazil: Social Contagion Knocks on the Door

By Paulo Henrique Martins Art often anticipates historical trends not yet revealed. We can exemplify with the film “Contagion” (2011) directed by Soderbergh. The film deals with the spread of a virus that, like Covid 19, would have emerged in…

Prosecuting ex-presidents for corruption is trending worldwide – but it’s not always great for democracy

Former presidents are being investigated, prosecuted and even jailed worldwide. In Bolivia, ex-President Jeanine Áñez was arrested on terrorism, conspiracy and sedition charges on March 13. A week before, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to prison for corruption…

“Now You See Me Moria”, everyday life as it looks by asylum seekers

Last week we met Noemi from the collective team of “Now You See Me Moria”, a collaborative project that seeks to raise awareness of the situation in Moria and an urgent appeal to policymakers to change failed immigration policies. The…

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

by Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas. Mr. Vahnie serves as the Executive Director of the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI), a leading voice and advocate for democracy and development in Myanmar. He holds a Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana…

Overcoming Violence, a Social and Personal Necessity

Conference “Overcoming violence, a social and personal need”. By Philippe Moal Observatory of non-violence Centre for Humanist Studies Noesis University of Zaragoza, Spain University of experience Calatayud Campus: 24 November 2020 Épila Campus: 2 February 2021 Good morning, first of…

An (almost) Lost Opportunity

By Víctor Piccininni We are about a year into a tragic global event: the Covid-19 pandemic. The world went “silent”, desolate streets, disoriented governments, men and women sheltered in their homes, powerful people in terror, empty schools, faces covered, hospitals…

Humanizing the World vs Going Back to Normal

After months of waiting, the highspeed vaccination train is finally leaving the station, and hopefully, soon, they’ll be room for everyone on board. It is perhaps the first time in history that every human being on our planet has faced…

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