Europe

The European Council against the trade in instruments of torture

On March 31, the Committee of Ministers of the European Council adopted a formal recommendation by which the 47 member states will effectively fight the trade in torture equipment. The recommendation, long solicited by Amnesty International and Omega Research Foundation,…

Collateral Crucifixion – Pressuring for Julian Assange’s Release!

With the title “Collateral Crucifixion”, the artist duo Captain Borderline has completed this motif as a giant maximum Assange mural in Berlin on a complete house facade directly in front of the Willy Brandt House in Holy Week. The artist…

The watchtower on the mountain of Dagestan’s indigenous languages

An interview with a Kaitag language digital activist from Dagestan Magomed Magomedov is a Kaitag language activist from the Russian republic of Dagestan and the creator of a unique portal, Avzag (“avzag” means “language” in Ossetian), dedicated to indigenous Caucasian…

Brazil: Are Jair Bolsonaro’s days numbered?

As COVID-19 rages, the Brazilian president is increasingly isolated. Parts of the military and business leaders have distanced themselves. There is even speculation he could be impeached. Every day, at 3 a.m. (01:00 UTC) in the morning, the German-Brazilian artist…

We support two European Citizens’ Initiatives: Basic Income and No Profit on Pandemic

The European Commission has several technocratic ways of consulting with EU citizens. It also has several ways, again technocratically, to apply pressure to have certain issues (which citizens believe are not being adequately acted upon) discussed and on which a…

Popular initiative against arms exports started

Last week the people’s initiative against arms exports presented itself at a press conference and officially started collecting signatures. The voting rate is: “Within one year, the Senate and the citizenship create a legal basis that prohibits the transport and…

The roadmen’s house of Oulx has been cleared, a refuge for migrants en route to France

Last March 23, at 7.00 a.m., the police started clearing the roadmen’s house of Oulx, a shelter for migrants crossing the French border. The volunteers who were inside did not put up any resistance but just confined themselves inside. Right…

Global Britain and the EU

The political conflicts between the EU and Great Britain – also over vaccines – are increasing while economic ties are decreasing. The controversy between the EU and Great Britain over access to Covid-19 vaccines is escalating. The persistent EU campaign…

Istanbul is not the city anymore to stand for the Istanbul Convention

In autumn 2020, we at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom from European sections, approached governments, the Council of Europe and EU parliamentarians, alarmed by the announcement of Poland’s Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Marlena Maląg,…

Women who Build the Future: Alexia Tsouni

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Marianella Kloka speaks with Alexia Tsouni from Greece. Alexia is an activist…

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