George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP, Press Release, Press Releases
#blacklivesmatter Press Release – By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace Laureate "I would like to add my sympathy and condolences to George Floyd family and the families of Black victims, and others killed by racists, be they in USA, United Kingdom, Asia, no matter where they live.   It was inspiring to see millions of people, respond to the call of the Movement ‘Black Lives Matter’ and take to the streets to pray act and protest police brutality, institutional violence, racism and discrimination, and to call for transparency and accountability and real change". Anti-black and racism continues to permeate through the criminal justice system and the social fabric of the USA, UK and many countries. During my many visits to the USA, I was deeply shocked by the extreme poverty, particularly in…
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Press release for the  HUMAN SECURITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  appeal

Press release for the HUMAN SECURITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT appeal

Press Releases
Embargoed until May 24, 2020 Contacts: Vanda Proskova (Czech Republic) +420 728 407 661 vanda@pnnd.org Jennifer Blemur (USA)  jblemur@wand.org Miriam Petersen (Germany) +49 178 101 8019 miriam.petersen@worldfuturecouncil.org 24 May 2020. Governments need to cut military expenditure, and increase their focus and budgets on human security and global cooperation, in order to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, address climate change and ensure a sustainable future, according to an international women’s appeal released today by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) and World Future Council (WFC). The appeal, Human security for public health, peace and sustainable development, endorsed by 237 women legislators, religious leaders and civil society leaders from more than 40 countries* was released  to coincide with International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament on May 24, 2020. It also supports, in particular, United Nations’ initiatives for…
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ABOLISH MILITARISM AND WAR

ABOLISH MILITARISM AND WAR

Campaigns, International Conference Against US/Nato Military Bases, Press Releases
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate Speech at The International Conference Against US/Nato Military Bases November 16-18 - 2018 Dublin, Ireland Dear Friends, It is good to be here with you all. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to address the conference and to be present to support the call to close all US/Nato Bases. Firstly I thank you for your work for peace. It is good that we will have an opportunity in the next few days to get to know each other and together discuss what kind of a world we want to live in? There will be many different perspectives on this and the way forward, but let us agree to respect each other and to engage in deep listening and conversation no matter…
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A MOTHERS PLEA TO SAVE HER SON…  Held 8 years     WITHOUT CHARGE by UK Government – By Mairead Maguire

A MOTHERS PLEA TO SAVE HER SON… Held 8 years WITHOUT CHARGE by UK Government – By Mairead Maguire

Campaigns, Events, Press Releases
On 4th November, 2018, Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, made a deeply moving video public appeal to save the life of her son Julian. Julian Assange, is Editor in Chief of Wikileaks. Because of Wikileaks reporting of acts during US/Nato’s illegal wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., and the highlighting of corruption by USA/CIA and Corporate powers, and continuing his fight in disclosing the links between the private corporations and government agencies, Julian Assange has been threatened by high profile USA citizens, and a Grand Jury has been set up in America to try Julian Assange and Wikileaks, for their publications. For this he is being persecuted and deprived of his right to liberty, basic human rights etc., Six years ago Julian Assange, aware of these extradition plans of America,…
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Squandering A Future – By Mairead Maguire

Squandering A Future – By Mairead Maguire

Press Releases
It is with deep concern and regret that I witness Northern Ireland has been without a Parliament for eighteen months. It is astonishing to me that some of our political representatives, who know full well that their refusal to sit around the Executive Table and the Assembly in Stormont Parliament, means a political stalemate and a vacuum of power. Refusal to represent the people who have elected our politicians, directly affects many: There is a lack of spending in our infrastructure, education, health care and job creation. This leads to unemployment, homelessness, and insufficient wages. Instability in our governance deters past and future investors. Over the last 40 years, many large companies have left Northern Ireland, leaving a void only to be replaced with low-income employment. Is it any wonder…
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