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Centre Delàs joins an international campaign to denounce the use of Israeli-made killer drones at the EU borders

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Campana TellEU StopIsraeliDronesA broad alliance of civil society organizations across Europe, including those fighting in solidarity with Palestine, against militarization, for migrant rights groups and unions, launch an international campaign to call on Union Commissioners European Adina Vlean, Virginijus Sinkevicius and Yiva Johansson, to stop the use of drones made by the Israeli company Elbit Systems.

The Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau has joined the petition that can be signed and shared here.

Centre Delàs joins IPB's call on UN's General Assembly leaders to dramatically reduce military spending in favour of health care and social needs

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EUg2gKuWsAA2VGTThe international Peace Bureau, of which the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau is an active member and has its decentralized office in Barcelona, ​​is calling for a dramatic reduction in military spending in favour of health care and to satisfy the social needs. The Centre Delàs has joined this call to invest in social spending instead of militarization in the current context of global crisis.

The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB, has called on UN's General Assembly world leaders to send a message of peace and solidarity to the world as they address the global health emergency.

European Day of Action: "Stop arming the Saudi led war coalition. War in Yemen - Made in Europe"

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20200325 StopArmingSaudi Action ENAATThe European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT), of which the Center Delàs is an active member, is launching a European campaign to "Stop arming the Saudi led war coalition". The Day of Action will take place on March 25, and will gather actions organized by the partners of the European peace and disarmament network.

Mandla Mandela calls on international civil society to ask their governments to support the boycott of Israel in the same way as they did with South Africa

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  • The South African leader, grandson of Nelson Mandela, analysed through video conference the similarities between Israeli and South African apartheid.
  • More than 1,000 people from 38 countries participated in the live video conference "Conversations about Apartheid" with Mandla Mandela and Desirée Bela and more than 8,000 have already visited it online.
  • If you could not follow the conference, we invite you to watch it on our YouTube channel.

20200319 Converses MandlaMandela ApartheidOn March 19, the conference "Apartheid talks from South Africa to Palestine" was held by videoconference, due to the recommended security measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. More than 1,000 people from 38 countries participated. 

The event, part of Anti-Apartheid Week, coincides with the International Day Against Racism on 21 March, which this year commemorates the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on a peaceful demonstration protesting against apartheid, killing 69 black people and injuring 180 others.

Comunicado del Centro Delàs con motivo del estado de alarma decretado en España y la crisis del COVID-19

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Ante la actual situación de emergencia causada por la pandemia del coronavirus damos todo nuestro apoyo a todas/os las/os profesionales que están luchando contra el COVID-19 y todas aquellas personas que hacen posible la continuidad de nuestras vidas. Así mismo manifestamos nuestra total oposición a cualquier respuesta securitaria y militarista a la actual situación.

La crisis del coronavirus es sin lugar a dudas una crisis de seguridad humana. Son las/os profesionales de la sanidad, así como quienes trabajan en servicios sociales básicos y en investigación, quienes pueden atajar esta emergencia y proveernos de protección y seguridad. Situaciones como esta sólo se pueden afrontar con sistemas públicos de atención y de cuidado de las personas, con una gestión basada en constataciones científicas objetivas y con estructuras que sean a la vez de coordinación global y de actuación local.

"20 years working for peace and disarmament", the Delàs Center shares a report of its work and milestones in its years of history

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We want to share with you this special report on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau, in which we have compiled the main achievements and milestones of the Centre during these 20 years as well as some reflections from members, friends and donors.

The Delàs Centre participates in the annual meeting of the European Network against the Arms Trade (ENAAT)

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The Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau  took part in the annual meeting of ENAAT (the European network against the arms trade) that took place in Amsterdam on the 27th and 28th of February. Each country in the network presented the situation in its respective country in terms of arms exports to countries that are controversial because of their situation of conflict or social tension or human rights violations. In the case of Spain, Jordi Calvo, coordinator of the Centre Delàs, and Edgard Vega, researcher at the Centre, presented the data and conclusions of the analysis, which reveal that in the first half of 2019 alone, exports reached 2,413 million, 41.5% more than in the same period of the previous year.

Mandla Mandela visits Barcelona during Anti-Apartheid Week

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Last minute: the organizing entities inform that the event “Conversations on apartheid, from South Africa to Palestine” will finally be held by videoconference. The event continues for Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. It can be accessed through a link that we will send shortly.

Due to the security measures to reduce spreading of the Covid-19, the event will take place online. You can access it freely through this link: https://zoom.us/j/339788146..

20200319 Conferencia MandelaApartheid cast OkAfrican National Congress deputy, tribal chief and grandson of Nelson Mandela will share a table with decolonial activist Desirée Bela at the "Apartheid Talks: From South Africa to Palestine" event on March 19 at the El Borne Cultural Center.

Next March the Coalició Prou Complicitat with Israel and with the support of several entities and institutions of the city received the visit of the tribal chief and deputy of the ANC (African National Congress), Mandla Mandela in Barcelona. Mandela is a reference in the anti-racist and anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, but also an open defender of the rights of the Palestinian people and of the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

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