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The Total Revolution

By Godi Gutierrez A revolution that doesn't have the human being as its main focus and concern, and is not totalizing in scope is just another lost opportunity. All these so-called revolutions are merely historical anecdotes, and are just postponing the real one. They are good - in and of themselves - but we cannot believe that they will transform the world. It is like donating money or volunteering to feed ...

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Europe Is Positioning Itself Outside World Arena

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 22 October 2014 — The new European Commission looks more like an experiment in balancing opposite forces than an institution that is run by some kind of governance. It will probably end up being paralysed by internal conflicts, which is the last thing it needs.     During the Commission presided over by José Manuel Barroso (2004-2014), Europe has become m ...

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Podemos: an unusual process

Deliberation in Podemos[1] is public and open, it allows for varying degrees of involvement, within it are participating people from social movements and its structure is designed not only for militants but rather for popular participation. By Olga Rodríguez for Zona Crítica Podemos [we can] uses the first person plural, not the third person.  It’s not “they can”, it’s “we can” and this promotes good will f ...

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Panchomania is not enough. A New Spirituality for a New Humanity

Pope Francis I (Papa Pancho by his hispanophone nickname) has made an attempt to soften up the stance of the Catholic Church with respect to homosexuality. At no point did he propose a change in the doctrine of marriage being between a man and a woman, and he certainly did not condone homosexual acts per se, but rather attempted to show compassion and the possibility of gay people approaching the Church for ...

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Europe Is Positioning Itself Outside World Arena

  Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 22 October 2014 — The new European Commission looks more like an experiment in balancing opposite forces than an institution that is run by some kind of governance. It will probably end up being paralysed by internal conflicts, which is the last thing it needs. **Map of the Thirty Years’ War | Author: Map_Thirty_Years_War-fr.svg: historic air | Wikimedia Com ...

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Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Peace is the absence of war, it is coexistence without conflict, but we can’t just limit nonviolence to the absence of violence.  Even if it is an end that we want to achieve, nonviolence is, above all, a resistance to all forms of violence.  Therefore, translated to the field of journalism, nonviolence positions the journalist as an activist against violence. Something that might sound banal, subtle or a m ...

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Hong Kong: seventeen years and nothing…

Things are not looking too bright in Hong Kong. The press is releasing news of ‘sources’ saying the main figures of the Occupy Central campaign are to be arrested. These include the three Occupy Central proponents Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming, also Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (Next Media) and Lee Cheuk-yan (unionist), the latter who proposed blocking of Central Government Offices. The source sa ...

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Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it. By Robert J. Burrowes Fascism is best known for its rise in Italy under Benito Mussolini and its Nazi manifestation in Germany under Adolf Hitler. However, despite the enormous cost in hum ...

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When the last tree was cut down

Easter Island was a closed system for 1400 years according to scholars specialising in the history of the place.  It was populated by Polynesians coming from the West who arrived on canoes with a stock of plants and animals that would be used to establish a new colony, a new civilisation.  The new arrivals found a land full of trees, fresh water supplies in dormant volcanic craters, and a seemingly endless ...

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One- or two-state solution? The answer is both (or neither)

http://972mag.com by Noam Sheizaf The two-state solution is not a progressive cause and neither is a single-state solution — they are just possible means to an end. The only possible goal for progressive politics in Israel/Palestine can be full human, civil and political rights for everyone living on this land. Every now and then a comment on this blog attributes a position to me — one I thought I had been ...

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