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01.02.2020

A Climate Time Bomb With Trump’s Name Inscribed

A Climate Time Bomb With Trump’s Name Inscribed

Thwaites, in West Antarctica, is the world’s most dangerous glacier. As of January 15th, scientists have labeled it: “A Climate Time Bomb.” Thwaites is crumbling apart on the underneath side where warm ocean currents circulate, which is clear evidence that global warming is really, truly hitting its stride even as… »

01.02.2020

Humans Love Violence: Gandhi and the World Economic Forum

Humans Love Violence: Gandhi and the World Economic Forum

As we observe the 72nd anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi on 30 January 1948, it is worth reflecting on one simple fact that he did not realize. His efforts to teach humanity that conflict, including violent conflict, could be resolved without violence were based on one fundamentally… »

31.01.2020

The System will fall soon… everywhere

The System will fall soon… everywhere

By Petur Gudjonsson Some time ago we wrote about the difference between the new and the old mental landscape, also suggesting that the old landscape is on its way out, or if you like; that the system that we know, is about to fall. (Pressenza 29.12) This… »

28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

28.01.2020

How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

By Andre Vltchek There are obviously some serious linguistic issues and disagreements between the West and the rest of the world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and confused; they mean something absolutely different in New York, London, Berlin, and in the rest of… »

27.01.2020

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO’s decision to not declare a global public health emergency explained

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO’s decision to not declare a global public health emergency explained

Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation The World Health Organization’s decision to not declare the novel coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, will surprise many. The number of reported cases and deaths is doubling every couple of days,… »

27.01.2020

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

On this show we speak with Seth Shelden, United Nations Liaison with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Seth speaks the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the first legally-binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with the goal of leading towards their… »

26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

24.01.2020

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Global tensions mounting For the Secretary-General, global tensions are at their highest level in years, making the… »

24.01.2020

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

By Countercurrents Collective More than three months of political blockade have passed since protests in Lebanon erupted. A new government has sworn-in. Still violent protests continue with call for an end to corruption, economic woes and sectarian politics. Protesters have called for a “Week of Rage”. Protesters on Tuesday chanted… »

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