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19.03.2019

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

The collective “See you in Iran” sent us a message for the next Nowruz (new year in the Persian calendar, to be held in Iran coinciding with the spring equinox). It is a video denouncing sanctions and walls. “In the recent past, politicians released videos on #Nowruz addressing the… »

17.03.2019

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

By Howard Richards Certainly, we all should be grateful to Thomas Piketty and Yanis Varoufakis. Nobody has worked harder or more intelligently for the common good. But gratitude does not entail agreement. That a lot of hard work and brain power and grassroots participation and collaborative teamwork… »

16.03.2019

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

By Ignacio Torres, Community Manager and Humanist Activist. The terrorist attack perpetrated by white supremacists in New Zealand has had as an even more brutal feature with the live streaming by one of the killers in the act of committing the crime. The real time broadcast of the murder of… »

16.03.2019

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

  Students taking part in a March for Our Lives action in Boston, Massachusetts last year. (Flickr/AnubisAbyss) This article was first published by TomDispatch. In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a… »

16.03.2019

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution, also being the less well… »

15.03.2019

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

By Roberto Savio There is a huge debate on anti-Semitism. I think we need to make a systematic analysis that makes the problem simple and clear. Obviously, the subject is very complex and produces so many urges that any attempt of schematization is inevitably incomplete. However, outlining some broad traits… »

15.03.2019

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

“There’s no time to stand by and wait for the bold action we need.” by Jake Johnson staff writer for Common Dreams. “We are unstoppable. Another world is possible.” That was the message of the youth-led School Strike for Climate movement on Friday as hundreds of thousands of… »

14.03.2019

Multilateralism: A Testimony

Multilateralism: A Testimony

By Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying. Often,… »

13.03.2019

Children saving the world?

Children saving the world?

On Friday 15 March, millions and millions of students from thousands of schools across the world will go on strike, filling the streets with marches. They will be joined by many other citizens who share their anger and aims. The students’ anger stems from seeing their future stolen from them… »

12.03.2019

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Khalil A. Cassimally, The Conversation There has been a torrent of media coverage about violent crime among children and young people in the UK. But it seems to offer little consensus on what’s causing… »

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