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14.02.2019

Saving the Future

Saving the Future

by John Scales Avery Only immediate climate action can save the future. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. A new book… »

13.02.2019

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US… »

12.02.2019

In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump’s Coup

In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump’s Coup

originally published on Truthout, February 7, 2019   On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, former speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections? Say what? I… »

11.02.2019

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting significant media attention these days, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that it should “be a larger part of our conversation” when it comes to funding the Green New Deal. According to MMT, the government can spend… »

11.02.2019

If the whole world wants cobalt, and all the cobalt is in Congo, why are people in the country dying of hunger?

If the whole world wants cobalt, and all the cobalt is in Congo, why are people in the country dying of hunger?

The paradox of one of the world’s most resource-plentiful countries, with huge riches but a population in dire straits. Finding a treasure when digging a latrine. If that sounds like an old fairy tale, it really can come true in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a place with all… »

08.02.2019

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

By Howard Richards Now a hue and cry has gone up that Europe is in danger. The continued existence of Europe’s core ideals –of its very essence– is said to be threatened. The occasion of today’s hue and cry is the possibility that the populist far right might sweep the… »

06.02.2019

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

by BRUCE LESNICK Originally published on Counterpunch, 06/02/2019 Ruling elites have united behind the Trump administration in its illegal, unjust and brutal attempt to meddle in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen in line, revealing the degree to… »

03.02.2019

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

By Juan Gómez, World Centre for Humanist Studies. Let’s think about the necessary conditions for Peace and Nonviolence to prosper and, while we’re at it, the necessary characteristics that lead to conflict and confrontation. In terms of “nature”, all human beings have in their inner make up a birth ego… »

02.02.2019

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela. »

02.02.2019

Learning from Gandhi

Learning from Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. This reflects not just my belief that he gave the world inspiration, ideas and powerful strategies… »

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