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08.07.2014

This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich

Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now George Monbiot, The Guardian, Monday 7 July 2014 19.15 BST Once it was a myth. Now it’s a dream. And soon it will be an… »

01.07.2014

Telefonica-Movistar: a united fight against exploitation

Telefonica-Movistar: a united fight against exploitation

The tentacles of Spain’s Telefonica Movistar spread far and wide. I refer not only to the interests of their shareholders, such as banks BBVA and La Caixa, or close links with political power, and their “representatives” on the board, but its “army” of workers. In Spain, the company claims to… »

26.06.2014

Fears for New Electoral Violence in the Solomon Islands

Fears for New Electoral Violence in the Solomon Islands

Even though the elections in the Solomon Islands of 2010 were relatively violence free, the scars of the riots of 2006 are still fresh. Now with new elections expected to take place in October or November of this year, there are strong reasons to fear violence will disrupt the electoral… »

25.06.2014

Beijing faces a dilemma in Iraq

Beijing faces a dilemma in Iraq

The new Iraq crisis is much more threatening for China than it is for the United States, says DW columnist Frank Sieren. In recent years, Beijing invested heavily in Iraq and depends on the country’s oil. So far, China could be congratulated for its position on Iraq. Beijing… »

25.06.2014

Heed the Voices For Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq

It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has swept across Iraq, conquering… »

25.06.2014

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

Robert J. Burrowes Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there is a widespread belief that all parents love their children. This is not so. Many parents are so badly emotionally damaged as a result of their own childhood experience that they are not capable of loving their children. »

20.06.2014

‘Haven’t we have already done enough damage?’ Ron Paul warns against Iraq invasion

By Russia Today (RT) Former congressman Ron Paul is refusing to curb his condemnation of the current White House’s foreign policy, blasting United States President Barack Obama further in a new op-ed concerning possible US intervention in Iraq. An editorial… »

20.06.2014

Economic Growth Is Anything But “A Rising Tide Lifting All Boats”

Economic Growth Is Anything But “A Rising Tide Lifting All Boats”

By Roberto Savio* Not a day goes by without news on the growing inequality that is the telling indicator of the kind of economic model in which we have put ourselves, following the neoliberal binge unleashed by the Washington Consensus. The idea that economic growth is “a rising… »

20.06.2014

Heed the Voices For Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,… »

20.06.2014

An ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair

An ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th June 2014: “Saving the world should be based on promise, not fear” If we had set out to alienate and antagonise the people we’ve been… »

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