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21.01.2011

How I Learned to Respect Africa

Akwaaba, which means "welcome," was the first word I came across upon my arrival in Ghana. Many people identify Africa with words that have negative connotations, such as poverty, conflict or disease. However, there is much more to this vast continent than such associations. This is what I learn during my one-year visit to Ghana. I found so much hope and potential there. »

19.01.2011

Cyber crime is the threat of the future

It’s been 25 years since the advent of the computer virus, and a lot has changed. The first PC virus - known as ©Brain - was created by two Pakistani software developers to prevent people pirating their programmes. Now experts believe that cyberwarfare is the threat of the future. The Netherlands is at the center of the fight against cybercrime. »

18.01.2011

“To Call the USA a Democracy Is an Insult to the Word”

“Democracy is a contract with the voters: “if elected I will try to enact my program.” That traitor to democracy, Obama, with a rhetoric of change, attracted the underprivileged–blacks, reds, Hispanics, women, youth, workers, and betrayed them all; but not his benefactor Goldman Sachs, favoring bailing them out way above stimulus.” »

16.01.2011

Sanctions Against Iran

Echo from the recent past: a letter from Humanist Association of Hong Kong that appeared in the *South China Morning Post* regarding Iran was posted on the same newspaper’s website 16 January 2011 as a side-post to the issue of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear weapons programme. As chairman of the Association I re-iterate, what programme? »

29.12.2010

What Really Matters

Recently Petur Gudjonsson has launched in Island his new book entitled "What Really Matters" and the complete edition was sold out in five days, distributed by Samkaup through supermarkets and shops. A second edition was printed and is also having a very good reception from the readers, while he is preparing the launching of two new books: "Moving on" and "Really?". »

09.12.2010

Cancun, Climate Change and WikiLeaks

Critical negotiations are under way here in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming. This is the first major meeting since the failed Copenhagen summit last year, and it is happening at the end of the hottest decade on record. While the stakes are high, expectations are low, ... read more. »

29.11.2010

Crossroads to Peace

*It could be said that by respecting human diversity we stand together, united in our understanding that the differences in our landscape of formation is what makes life dynamic and interesting. Wouldn't it be boring to think alike, to want to eat the same foods, go to the same places, to express ideas in the same way?* »

29.11.2010

Current situation and trends acting in the Americas

In a group studying the present moment, made up with O. Cevey, J.J. Coscarelli, D. Ergas, J.G. Feres, P. Figueroa, T. Hirsch, M. Icarte, A. Koryzma, F. Palumbo, V. Piccininni and J. Vergara an attempt has been made to understand the current state of our American continent, without attempting to arrive at a conclusive view. We thought it interesting to publish it anyway. »

15.11.2010

Today I am also Sahrawi

Today we are Nayem Elgarhi, we are the mother weeping for her son. Today we are each of the dead, each person battered in the camp of Gdeim Izik. Today we are each of the missing, each of the violated, each of those persecuted for speaking out. Today we are one of the forgotten. Today we also belong to the Saharawi people. »

06.11.2010

The Sciences of Freedom

Here we transcribe the entirety of the presentation given by Javier Tolcachier in the context of the Second International Symposium organised by the World Centre for Humanist Studies in the virtually interconnected Parks of Study and Reflection. Tolcachier gave this presentation in the Punta de Vacas Park of Study and Reflection. »

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