Human Rights

Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is…

“A safety guide for artists”, an important tool for artists at risk

REPORT ON THE ARTS         It is a hard time coping with the crisis brought about by the global pandemic and all artists, being part of society are affected as well. On the other hand, it might…

Launching of the Campaign: Water is a Global Public Good

23 March 2021. Water continues to be a commodity, ransacked, subjected to devastating commercial and financial domination. Water is diseased everywhere, polluted, exploited to the point of exhaustion. Rivers are dying, lakes are drying up. More than a third of the…

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…

First Person: ‘No daughter of mine will be cut’

Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a…

Myanmar’s protesters have achieved significant victories — now is the time to double down on nonviolent resistance

The military’s brutal attack on peaceful protesters has understandably sparked calls for armed insurgency. But such a move could set the movement back. By Maria J. Stephan Since Feb. 1, when the Tatmadaw military leadership launched a coup against the…

The pope in Iraq

The Pope’s decision to visit Mesopotamia must be carefully considered, given the complexity of the geopolitical issues of the Near and Middle East. The Pope went to a place that is the scene of a geopolitical clash, where there are…

Top Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets this week: Killings continue in Myanmar as the military junta declared martial law, meaning protesters or activists can be brought before military courts and have no right to appeal sentences meted out; US calls on…

Women who Build the Future: Gemma Bird

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 Anna Polo speaks with Gemma Bird, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International…

A Moral Failure: Billions of People with No Access to Clean Drinking Water

By Volkan Bozkir * The UN will be commemorating World Water Day on Monday March 22. Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves. By current estimates:…

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