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23.08.2016 Silvia Swinden

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been on the cards for more than 15 years to be built in Somerset, England by French state run EDF with the addition of Chinese capitals. The cost has been spiralling up and it stands now at around £29.7 billion. EDF has negotiated a… »

22.08.2016 Tony Robinson

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

My dark secret as an activist and someone committed to a revolution of the violent, global system in which we live is that I get obsessed by the Olympic Games.  My activist friends can’t quite really understand it, denouncing them as a huge waste of money and as a way… »

20.08.2016 Alberto Cacopardo

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

In the days of Berlusconi, people over here happened to feel ashamed of being Italian. These days, one may just as well feel ashamed of being European. Cannes, August 2016. The mayor of a world-renowned municipality comes up with the brilliant idea of forbidding women from bathing without getting half-naked,… »

19.08.2016 TRANSCEND Media Service

Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again

Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.* When the time arrives for national elections in the United States, most of the candidates campaign on the slogan: making America great again. However, not one political figure brings into the open the real source of the nation’s great problem. Many of those… »

17.08.2016 TRANSCEND Media Service

The Future Belongs to the Optimists

The Future Belongs to the Optimists

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom IF I were a cartoonist, I would draw Israel as a length of hose pipe. At one end, Jews are flowing in, encouraged by anti-Semites and a large Zionist apparatus. At the other end, young disappointed Israelis… »

17.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The announcement was made on August 15 by Japan’s Finance Ministry: In the last quarter of the year the Japanese economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.2%. “One wonders if the economy will remain at a standstill for the rest of… »

17.08.2016 TRANSCEND Media Service

Money, Economy, Economics

Money, Economy, Economics

By Johan Galtung* Money is the key: that genius innovation for storing general value and exchanging specific values according to price.  Not strange, that heads of state had their faces imprinted on coins and bills. But not on cents and euros.  The EU is faceless.  Brexit is not. Coins and… »

17.08.2016 Silvia Swinden

A Duke dies, an anachronistic system lives on

A Duke dies, an anachronistic system lives on

The Duke of Westminster has died at the age of 64 a few days ago. It was widely reported in the Media, obviously, one of the richest men in the UK, a member of the aristocracy, as close to the Royal Family as anybody can be. It also reminded us… »

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