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India: no Park should remain isolated from others in these difficult times

Here we are, together, for this auspicious occasion in Madhubani. Madhubani, that was once graced by the visit of Gandhiji, a model of active non-violence. Madhubani, not very far from the places where Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir were born and spread their message. I am happy, thankful and honoured to be here. Today we inaugurate the Multipurpose Hall of our Park for Study and Reflection named Narhi. Someb ...

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Ukraine – Yatsenyuk resigns amidst pressures exerted by IMF

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, July 24, 2014 Region: Russia and FSU Theme: Global Economy, Poverty & Social Inequality Global  Research, July 24, 2014 Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, Ju ...

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Mahatma Gandhi – The Jews In Palestine

The Jews In Palestine By Mahatma Gandhi Published in the Harijan 26-11-1938. Several letters have been received by me, asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Jews in Germany. It is not without hesitation that I venture to offer my views on this very difficult question. My sympathies are all with the Jews. I have known them intimately in South Africa ...

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Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza

According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into the world’s media, with horrific accounts of children killed on the beach, of hospital intensive-care units bo ...

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Hear O Israel … something very big is crying inside the human being

We would like to read the names of each of the five hundred Palestinians who have died. Also each one of the dozens of Israelis who have lost their lives because of these attacks. At least knowing their names to represent them and thus bring closer the unique meaning of what is happening. Every human life that vanishes by the deliberate and violent act of another human being is a shadow over humanity as a w ...

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Gaza: Jewish activists in the USA

The glimmer of hope I have in these dark days is you - our community of members, supporters, and allies standing up all over the world. The photo shows the writer  in the police van with Maia Ettinger, daughter and grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors. Yesterday, I was part of a delegation of activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! who took over the Friends of the IDF headquarters in New Yor ...

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Jokowi gets six percent margin to win Indonesia presidency

Karishma Vaswani was among ther first to report on Indonesia's controversial election result,for BBC world news, saying “Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election.” The election commission reported that Mr Widodo - widely known as Jokowi - won 53.15% of the vote with his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, getting 46.85%. Security was tigh ...

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Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares for bus and metro in the city of São Paulo. A small group known as MPL - Free Ticket Movement, for its initials in Portuguese, carried out ​​a demonstration, as they always had done ...

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David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?

Right now you have a movie playing inside your head. It's an amazing multi-track movie. It has 3D vision and surround sound for what you're seeing and hearing right now, but that's just the start of it. Your movie has smell and taste and touch. It has a sense of your body, pain, hunger, orgasms. It has emotions, anger and happiness. It has memories, like scenes from your childhood playing before you. And it ...

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HIV research and action in light of tragedy

At least six top AIDS experts were killed in the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crash. The International AIDS Conference is taking place regardless - DW reviews the key topics being discussed. They were on their way to the 20th annual International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia: outstanding AIDS experts, scientists and assistants. The international community was shocked by the news of the Malay ...

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