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Juba (Reuters) - journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by the government, hampering coverage of one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises, the United Nations said on Thursday. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a ...
When the British graphic artist Gerald Holtom was commissioned in 1958 to design a logo for the "Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament," he was likely ... During the Second World War, Holtom, himself a peace activist, learned navy flag signal codes, and incorporated the semaphores for the letter "N" (two ...
London -- activists planned Ash Wednesday demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Liverpool to encourage the United Kingdom's government to turn away from preparations for nuclear war, according to a Feb. 13 report from Ekklesia. In London, peace activists gathered near the Ministry of Defense, ...
During a period of big anti-nuclear demonstrations in Britain in 1982, Arkadi Guk, the KGB head of station in London, claimed to his Kremlin masters that these were due to the KGB's efforts. They were not. The truth is nonetheless dispiriting. peace activists in the Cold War unwittingly served the interests of ...

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday adjourned the South Sudan peace talks for three weeks. An IGAD envoy did not say why, but opposition parties questioned the government delegation's commitment to finding solutions. Opposition parties, civil society activists and ...
Prolific activist Joey Carbstrong has made a number of highly publicized media profiles in recent weeks - leading to a backlash in the mainstream ... "I came to the UK with a clear intention, that intention was to bring ethical Veganism into the forefront of the mainstream. ... "We want peace , not violence.
A "peaceful" vegan activist was imprisoned for gun crime and told farmers to kill themselves, The Daily Telegraph can reveal as he prepares for his biggest .... Carbstrong arrived in the UK in December, following a trip to Spain, and says that he has come to Britain as it is highly populated and he can reach ...
peace activists cleared of obstructing arms fair ... Four peace activists have been found not guilty of charges arising from blockading the world's largest arms fair held last year by Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) in ... Groups of Quakers travelled from across Britain to support the action.
China may pressure Norway against granting the Umbrella Movement activists the Nobel Peace Prize but there are limits to its hard power, says one observer ... pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong poses outside the Court of Final Appeal before a verdict on his appeal in Hong Kong, China on Feb 6, 2018.
Mr Tanaka sailed into Sydney Harbour on Monday aboard the "peace boat" carrying survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and descendants of those impacted by the 1950s British nuclear weapons testing at Maralinga in South Australia. "The first thing I remember about the (Nagasaki) ...
Roper who is on a trip to Afghanistan for the celebration of UK-Afghanistan Collation on women peace Security said that Britain is committed to ... Meanwhile a number of women's rights activists in the country have also said that the action plan is essential to help Afghan women in remote parts of ...
farmers have described receiving death threats and being called "murderers and rapists" by activist vegans. Alison Waugh, a trainee farmer in Northumberland, said she had received notes telling her and her family to "go die" from animal rights activists. She said farmers across the country were feeling ...
In recent times Pakistani social media activists of a liberal, secular persuasion have been abducted by agents of the state, tortured then released after a few weeks. Invariably ... For more than 10 years the UK has remained silent about the immense damage Pakistan has done to British efforts in Afghanistan.
(Jerusalem) -- Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the ... The group, together with a British Quaker organization, won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for assisting World War II refugees.
An international gathering of Nobel Peace Prize winners and peace activists met in Friends House, London last week to face a challenge: how to get nuclear ... Christian CND, Religions for peace UK, Fellowship Of Reconciliation and London Region CND and chaired by Bruce Kent (British political activist).

Naseem Khan, the cultural activist who spent a lifetime campaigning for diversity in the arts, was given a terminal cancer diagnosis last year. ... It is a hybrid book, at once an autobiography that explains Khan's life through her work, and a history of BAME arts development in Britain from 1946 to 2007, where ...
She attended the children's Climate Conference in Sweden, and has travelled across the country advocating for protecting Canada's drinking water. In 2016, she was the only Canadian to be nominated for the International children's peace Prize. She didn't win but says she feels fine about the outcome, ...
Bodine questioned how conferences like the one to be co-hosted by Freeland and Tillerson in Vancouver next year will contribute to the cause of world peace. "What kind of conference can he held here in Vancouver, Canada about North Korea when the U.S. has 35,000 troops in South Korea or when they ...
Britain First's Jayda Fransen today appeared in court to face public order charges over an "anti-terror" demo in Belfast -- before being re-arrested ... It took place on the same day as a Republican march to mark the use of detention without trial by the British Army during the height of the Troubles in 1971.
People have been asking FactCheck why so few journalists covered the news that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded something called the Sean MacBride peace Prize. The complaint is that the "mainstream media" as a whole has ignored a good news story about Mr Corbyn, perhaps in a ...
Ten UK MPs have expressed support after activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. ... It urged the House of Commons to encourage the Nobel peace Prize Committee to give the nomination serious consideration.
Wong was one of the leaders of the 79-day street occupation that paralyzed swaths of the former British colony in late 2014 in a bid to wrestle democratic ... In their nomination letter to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, the bipartisan group said the protesters embodied "the peaceful aspirations of the people ...
It was the latest blow to democracy activists in the former British colony after a year that saw popularly elected lawmakers removed and protest leaders jailed. In the past, authorities ... a missed opportunity. "The UK needs to show a stronger attitude, that they are really holding China to account," Chow says.
US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong pro-democracy activists - including 21-year-old student leader Joshua Wong - for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated alongside ... Hong Kong, a former British colony, became a special administrative region of China in 1997. It is governed under the ...
In cooperation with the London school of economics, University of York (UK) and the Australian National University, Gadjah Mada University's Center for peace ... Titled, 'Comparative Peace Building in Asia: National Transition from Ethnic Conflict to Authoritarianism," the seminar heard on Friday a keynote ...
"This year's Nobel Peace Prize recognises thousands of people across the world who are working towards a nuclear-free world, but specifically it highlights the nuclear ban treaty launched at the United Nations earlier this year, and the Nobel Committee has called upon nuclear weapons states to back the ...
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, joining others within her party and across the world. In a twitter post on Wednesday, Sturgeon wrote: "The decision by President Trump on ...
"Scarcely does a week go by without Amnesty International receiving reports of people going missing in Pakistan. Many of them may have been subjected to enforced disappearances, which is a crime under international law. "In October, Pakistan was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on a pledge to ...
Karachi, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani peace activist has been reported missing over the weekend from eastern city of Lahore, police and one of his friends said on Tuesday. ... Several social media activists critical of the army and the country's extremists and militant groups have gone missing in Pakistan in recent months.
South Sudanese activists and opposition politicians say they welcome the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway to support a revitalization forum on South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement, set to start later this month Addis Ababa. The "troika" -- as the three countries are known ...
"His work as a peace activist is one of the areas of his life that is not so well known - he went to see the tsar of Russia in St Petersburg to try to ...
peace in the Middle East has, for many decades, been a rare ... The dictatorship of the Shah of Iran suited the needs of British and U.S. ... against its own peace activists, political opposition, trade unionists, and ... Significantly, much of the military equipment used by the Saudis in Yemen comes from Britain, ...
UK Edition .... Beirut (AP) -- Syrian activists say an airstrike on a village held by ... That's according to the Deir Ezzor 24 activist group. ... The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave a ... Syria's violence hasn't abated ahead of the resumption of U.N. peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday.
(Beirut) -- government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the ...
A Japanese activist waves his flag after landing on one of the disputed Senkaku islands. Britain and Japan will build a new air-to-air missile to defend the islands ... After three years of research, British and Japanese ministers will meet in ... of the country's commitment to the ideals of its "peace" Constitution.
activists have called for stronger action to stop the "ongoing genocide" ... Burmese Rohingya Organisation based in the UK - asked how it will be carried ... the UN peace-keeping force be deployed to protect the lives of Rohingya. ... Ro Nay San Lwin, a Rohingya activist based in Germany, said the army will ...
... pastor whose social media campaign led to the largest anti-government protests in a decade is calling on citizens to "stand up for peace.".
Police Scotland has been warned that it risked breaching the human rights of pro-Palestinian activists by interfering with their rights to peaceful ...
(CNN) The British government has said the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar "looks ... State so that UK aid can provide a lifeline to those who are suffering there. .... the Rohingya crisis, with calls for her to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize. Musician and activist Bob Geldof said this week he was handing back ...
A peace activist who laughed at then US Senator Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing to become US Attorney General will no longer ...
Rohingya activists Urge Aung San Suu Kyi to Stop Myanmar Military Atrocities ... Tun Khin (L), president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK; Myo ... and Wai Wai Nu (R), director of the women peace Network Arakan, discuss .... Myanmar Land rights Activist Beaten to Death by Mob in Shan State ...
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Tory Party ... First World War, in the midst of the incendiary jingoism roiling Britain, the poet ... Or, as her fellow peace activist Helena Swanwick wrote: the shared ... Many activists believed that if women had political power, they would not pursue war.
He said the money raised by the poppies, created by the peace Pledge Union, will go directly to FAST - First Aid Support Team - for refugees in ...
Or, as her fellow peace activist Helena Swanwick wrote: the shared fear ... Many activists believed that if women had political power, they would not pursue war. ... will pass before someone brings up Margaret Thatcher, the British prime ... became a vociferous supporter of Britain's entry into The Great War.
The awarding of the Sydney peace Prize to Black Lives Matter for its work on American race issues is being hailed by local activists as a progressive step, but is ... Australia remains the only former British colony to have never signed a ... Aboriginal writer and activist Michael Mansell said he's beginning to ...
Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong listens to ... As an example, he referred to the recent case of British human rights activist Benedict Rogers, who was ... liberties after its 1997 handover from Britain under the "one country, two systems" blueprint, but pro-democracy activists and lawmakers ...
philanthropist businessman and peace activist Osman Kavala has been formally arrested over alleged links to US-based cleric Gulen whom ...
But during a recent visit to Honduras two Nobel Peace Prize winners, ... by UK-based watchdog Global Witness, with at least 120 activists killed ...


 

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