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15.06.2019

Some psychosocial consequences of the introduction of a universal basic income

Some psychosocial consequences of the introduction of a universal basic income

With the title A Day of Perspectives from Utopia, Pressenza New York celebrated the ten years of the Agency in a Conference in which three panels have been developed: on wealth -in which basic universal and unconditional income-, women and disarmament. [French] Within the Universal Basic Income panel, we… »

11.06.2019

Lava Jato [Brazil]: The Intercept Reveals Conspiracy Between Judge and Prosecutors

Lava Jato [Brazil]: The Intercept Reveals Conspiracy Between Judge and Prosecutors

Interception of messages reveals the plot between the judge and the prosecutors in a clear corruption of functions that changes the entire political scene of Brazil. Exclusive leaks from The Intercept Brazil prove that [Judge] Sergio Moro coordinated his actions with the prosecutors to imprison Lula da Silva. Moro… »

08.06.2019

Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws

Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws

From housing costs to wildlife collapse, we pay the price while the rich boost their profits. But from today we can fight back By George Monbiot  for The Guardian What is the most neglected issue in British politics? I would say land. Literally and metaphorically, land underlies… »

06.06.2019

Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves

Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves

Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University for The Conversation Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness – the subjective “stuff” of thoughts and sensations inside our minds. There used to be an assumption that consciousness is produced by our brains, and that in order to understand it,… »

04.06.2019

The World Has Lost Its Compass

The World Has Lost Its Compass

Jun 3 2019 By Roberto Savio * The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in… »

03.06.2019

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

By Baher Kamal* How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.   Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, statedjust one week… »

02.06.2019

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation Monday May 27 was a public holiday in the UK, the fourth such “bank holiday” in the past six weeks. On each of these days, people made fewer commutes, they left their computers and machines switched off, and the country generally… »

27.05.2019

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

A strong woman, Ada Colau, has demonstrated with her party “Barcelona en Comú”, to be able to lead surely the most progressive social policies of democracy not only in Barcelona but comparatively in all the Spanish State. It emerged from social movements, specifically from the struggle for the right to… »

27.05.2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

By Baher Kamal No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”. Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation”… »

25.05.2019

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

Theresa May tearful resignation has produced a number of conflicting reactions. There is the “poor May” faction, claiming she was given an impossible job: to deliver Brexit in a country and political parties split down the middle, and throwing in a little admiration for her resilience (where others saw stubbornness),… »

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