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27.01.2015 Redacción Perú

Science, belief, meaning and objectification

Science, belief, meaning and objectification

By Javier Zorrilla Eguren & Edmundo De la Torre Ugarte Humanist Centre of Studies, New Civilisation, Lima-Perú We usually understand science as an activity that interprets and transforms the world based on the logical organisation of data, validated by a method of control, within a set … »

24.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Clean air doesn’t come to those who wait’

Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai* 22 January, 2015, Greenpeace — “One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual,” said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air … »

22.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Human Wrongs Watch 19 January 2015 — Tonight, an Aurora Borealis graced UNESCO’s Globe in Paris. The Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon only seen in much higher latitudes, were reproduced by artist Kari Kola on the UNESCO Headquarters in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015, which … »

21.01.2015 Tony Henderson

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Londoner Ross Milburn, an IT writer now living in Hong Kong, introduces his book Adaptive Society as follows: “The horror of war set me on a lifelong quest to discover why human government is so bad, in spite of the intelligence, morality, and loyal nature of most individuals, and the … »

20.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Peculiarities of the Russian national character

Peculiarities of the Russian national character

Recent events, such as the overthrow of the government in Ukraine, the secession of Crimea and its decision to join the Russian Federation, the subsequent military campaign against civilians in Eastern Ukraine, western sanctions against Russia, and, most recently, the attack on the ruble, have caused a certain phase transition … »

17.01.2015 Noam Chomsky

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

Pressenza republishes the latest entry on Noam Chomsky’s website. The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. In the New York Times, veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger graphically described the immediate aftermath, what many call France’s 9/11, as “a day of sirens, … »

17.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

“White Terror” declaration by students over Undergrad

“White Terror” declaration by students over Undergrad

“White Terror” declaration by students over UndergradUndergrad is the student’s union magazine at Hong Kong University (HKU) and the statement below was issued in response to the Chief Executive CY Leung’s “unfounded criticism of Undergrad in his Policy Address, 14 January, 2015″. “At today’s Policy Address, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive … »

14.01.2015 Mariano Quiroga

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

While the prevailing culture trivialises death, showing it as something inevitable for the poor unfortunates of this world and referring to victims as collateral damage thus making them anonymous and invisible, it also extols other deaths, those that in the eyes of the mass media should be in the headlines … »

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