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12.05.2019

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

By Dr Marina Caparini, Senior Researcher and Director of the Governance and Society Programme at SIPRI. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and the nexus between security and development. STOCKHOLM, May 10 2019 (IPS) – Let us be blunt: the world is in crisis. »

11.05.2019

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

In 2008 progressives lacked a coherent and compelling alternative to neoliberal policies. This time it must be different. Carys Roberts 9 May 2019 for openDemocracy “Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the… »

10.05.2019

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

Steven Greer, University of Bristol for The Conversation The University of Cambridge has embarked on a project to discover how it may have contributed to, and benefited financially from, slavery. This venture follows hot on the heels of a similar investigation at University College London, and a… »

09.05.2019

Climate emergency: turning words into action

Climate emergency: turning words into action

The UK Parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate and environment emergency this May Day. What next? A declaration of climate emergency has been a long time coming. Too long. There is frighteningly little time left to prevent an ecological and human catastrophe.  But for the thousands… »

09.05.2019

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here’s why you should be worried

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here’s why you should be worried

Sarah Steele, University of Cambridge and Lejla Sarcevic, University of Cambridge for The Conversation For the health-conscious consumer, it’s hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer. Consumers want unbiased information to help them make the right choices, and industry says it… »

05.05.2019

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

According to the BBC “Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges in recent years. Palestinian militants have fired more than 450 rockets into Israeli territory since Saturday. Israel says many were intercepted but… »

04.05.2019

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Last Saturday, the final day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, 19-year-old white supremacist John T. Earnest allegedly walked into the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, raised his AR-style assault rifle and began shooting. He reportedly killed congregant Lori Gilbert Kaye as she stood in front of her rabbi,… »

02.05.2019

The US Agenda in Venezuela

The US Agenda in Venezuela

The Trump administration set a deadline of February 23, 2019 for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to bow down to the US. US military aircraft have landed in Colombia under the pretext of delivering humanitarian aid, as Trump vows to overthrow the government in Caracas. Venezuela scholar George Ciccariello-Maher and journalist… »

01.05.2019

Venezuela and Binary Choice

Venezuela and Binary Choice

When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever in knowing which side… »

01.05.2019

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

By Teesta Setalvad* It’s been a challenging five years in India since Narendra Modi was named prime minister. The lines have been even more sharply drawn in the past two years between… »

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