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27.07.2020

Water as a public good for all

Water as a public good for all

On July 28 this year we “celebrate” the 10th anniversary of the UN resolution which recognizes the human (universal, indivisible and imprescriptible) right to drinking water and hygiene. Unfortunately, the situation is such that this decade has passed as if the decision approved by the highest political organization of the… »

24.07.2020

Turkey: Hagia Sophia’s first Muslim Friday prayers draw thousands

Turkey: Hagia Sophia’s first Muslim Friday prayers draw thousands

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia has opened for Muslim Friday prayers for the first time since the museum was changed back to a mosque. High profile guests joined the crowds of worshippers at the ancient site. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia for the first Muslim Friday prayers since it… »

23.07.2020

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

A system which worsens discrimination. In the midst of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which raised questions about policing and racism in the United States and elsewhere, technology company IBM announced its withdrawal from the general-purpose facial recognition market. Could this be a turning point in the use of such technologies—fraught… »

22.07.2020

Long Overdue for Latin America: A New “Good Neighbor Policy”

Long Overdue for Latin America: A New “Good Neighbor Policy”

By Medea Benjamin and Steve Ellner U.S. policy towards Venezuela has been a fiasco. Try as it might, the Trump regime-change team has been unable to depose President Maduro and finds itself stuck with a self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaidó, who President Trump was reported to have called… »

21.07.2020

UN Gathering To Call for Robust and Urgent Actions to Advance Gender Equality

UN Gathering To Call for Robust and Urgent Actions to Advance Gender Equality

By Caroline Mwanga Twenty-five years after its adoption the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, member states and observers, civil society organizations, gender equality leaders, CEOs, and heads of academia will gather virtually on July 21 in a multi-stakeholder hearing. The purpose is to bolster priority actions at the global… »

19.07.2020

The Inertia Bugaboo

The Inertia Bugaboo

Planetary heat is turning skeptics into climate change worrywarts with record temperatures galore! But wait, the worst is yet to come. It’s guaranteed, as future heat is already locked and loaded into the vast climate system. It’s the inertia bugaboo. Today, we’re living with yesteryear’s carbon emissions from the turn… »

19.07.2020

The Sky Is Falling – Yes – No

The Sky Is Falling – Yes – No

The sky is falling is one of the more disturbing thoughts in society today, as to whether climate change is on a fast track collision course with doomsday amidst a collapsing society. In that regard, according to the details of a scathing review by ScientistsWarning.org (“SW”) of Jem Bendell’s wildly… »

19.07.2020

Is There an Alternative to 5G?

Is There an Alternative to 5G?

We have recently met with great pleasure Gunter Pauli, economist, entrepreneur and successful author, former professor at the Polytechnic of Turin with the task of providing the cultural basis of the systemic design approach, known above all for being the creator and founder of the… »

18.07.2020

XR is back

XR is back

The government is not heeding warnings on climate change, XR says The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted protests by climate activists for several months, but Extinction Rebellion (XR) is planning its comeback. MPs returning to Parliament in September will face a blockade by XR as the activist group resumes live protests which have been… »

17.07.2020

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Invitation to August 9 special worldwide screening of “The Vow From Hiroshima” As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just… »

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