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Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, playwright Augusto Boal would be turning 90

Recall the playwright’s contributions to Latin American culture and the working class Daniel Giovanaz A genuinely Brazilian, and also Latin American theater, in which workers appropriate artistic means of production and the boundaries between actor and spectator are blurred. This…

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro Geisa Marques, Leandro Melito e Igor Carvalho “The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned with my mother: ‘always…

ICRC: Millions of young Syrians paid heavy toll during “decade of savage loss”

As the crisis in Syria moves into its second decade, a survey commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross highlights the heavy price paid by young Syrians. 1,400 Syrians between the ages of 18-25 were surveyed in Syria,…

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

Like the United Nations, the global community-based Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a beacon of hope to a world shrouded by dark clouds of unprecedented crises. An international association of the Soka Gakkai and an NGO in consultative…

NATO 2030 – United for a New Era

By CND and peace activist Rae Street. NATO recently commissioned a report on the future of NATO from ten experts appointed by the Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. It opens with congratulations to themselves, as according to the authors, NATO is…

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

By Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i]. Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared.…

Stansted 15 defendants have their terror convictions quashed

The activists who blocked a deportation flight on Stansted Airport in 2017 had their convictions quashed today in the Court of Appeal. The appeal judgement states that ‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted for the extremely serious offence under…

How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Signed on to the TPNW

By David Rothauser, film director and writer, known for Hibakusha, Our Life to Live (2010) and The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti (2004). Growing up in America I loved the Atomic bomb. I was told by adults that the bomb…

Why the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Makes a Difference

By Ward Wilson, historian and author of “5 Myths about Nuclear Weapons”. The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) goes into effect on January 22, 2021. Most Americans haven’t heard of it. It’s a treaty that prohibits the…

International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Pressenza publishes below the full statement published today by six international health organizations regarding the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. On the eve of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons…

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