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12.11.2014 George Monbiot

Interstellar: magnificent film, insane fantasy

Movies about abandoning Earth reflect the political defeatism of our age: that adapting to climate breakdown is preferable to stopping it By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 11 November 2014 “It’s like we’ve forgotten who we are,” the hero of Interstellar complains. “Explorers, pioneers, not … »

10.11.2014 Shamsul Haque Basunia

Military supremacy is harmful to mankind

Military supremacy is harmful to mankind

Super power like USA begins to end its occupation in Afghanistan. Still 9,800 US troops remain in Kabul, 1,500 personnel in Iraq, 16,000 in Indonesia, with 200 ground troops in Pakistan. Military supremacy is harmful to humankind. Like the USA, the then Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1978 and lost … »

06.11.2014 Pressenza London

The TTIP can seriously damage your Health

The TTIP can seriously damage your Health

An article by John Hilary, executive director, and published in the BMJ [British Medical Journal] reminds us again of the serious and imminent risk to the National Helth Service (NHS) and therefore to the health of the population. “Designed to meet the interests of corporations rather than patients, and … »

30.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Space Launch Privatization Costing Taxpayers Dearly

Space Launch Privatization Costing Taxpayers Dearly

An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket carrying a cargo spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded seconds after liftoff on October 28. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Approximately ten seconds after liftoff, however, an explosion took … »

27.10.2014 Paulo Genovese

Dilma wins the most disputed elections in Brazil

Dilma wins the most disputed elections in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as President in the most fiercely fought contest in Brazilian history.  The President-elect who managed to unite the support of social movements, parties of the left, ex-militants, academics and celebrities, is the first woman to be elected to office until 2018. The election has divided the … »

22.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

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 … »

20.10.2014 Democracy Now!

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes — but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: … »

18.10.2014 Télam - Agencia Nacional de Noticias de la República Argentina

Unasur is creating a “bank of prices for medicines” and a roadmap to produce them in the region

Unasur is creating a “bank of prices for medicines” and a roadmap to produce them in the region

The General Secretary of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur in Spanish), Ernesto Samper, and the director of the South American Institute of Governance in Health (ISAGS), José Gomes Temporao signed these two commitments. The implementation of these commitments that were signed today in Quito will require an investment … »

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