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04.06.2014

Spain HP at odds over worth of joint actions

Spain HP at odds over worth of joint actions

The five members of the European Parliament (MEPs) achieved by Podemos* reignite some questions about whether or not joint actions of the Humanist Party (HP) with other forces was or is worthwhile. This short writing aims to give a view on the rise of Podemos and the decision of the… »

03.06.2014

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

In these last few days we have heard (and published on Pressenza) a number of points of view formulated around the results of the European elections: Here we shall endeavour to make a further analysis, bearing in mind some of the themes, i.e. peace, humanism, nonviolence, human rights, and non-descrimination… »

02.06.2014

Ukraine & Syria: Elections of Mass Destruction

by Tony Cartalucci, NEO – TRANSCEND Media Service Elections pushed ahead in Ukraine, obstructed in Syria, so mass murder can continue. The West’s weaponization of democracy. Early polls began for Syria’s presidential election, as the country begins turning the tide against foreign-backed terrorists and restoring order throughout much of… »

02.06.2014

Spanish State: After the abdication of the king, it’s time to checkmate the regime

Spanish State: After the abdication of the king, it’s time to checkmate the regime

The regime is collapsing, it is dying and in its last-ditch struggle to survive, the king has abdicated. Never has the regime resulting from the Transition [[The Transition is the name given to the political process following the death of Franco, which culminated in the Constitution of 1978]] been as… »

31.05.2014

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan’s prime minister is attempting to revise constitutional pacifism to allow for strengthening of armed forces. Dear all, Below please find the link to an opinion piece, just published on Al Jazeera, that I co-authored with my colleague Celine Nahory in regards to the latest developments in Japan – namely… »

29.05.2014

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th May 2014 Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one… »

28.05.2014

Highland Spring?

Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th May 2014 “I’d vote yes to rid Scotland of its feudal landowners” Power’s ability to resist change: this is the story of our… »

27.05.2014

Twenty years of studies on the Goddess: an inspiring conference

Twenty years of studies on the Goddess: an inspiring conference

Photo: https://it-it.facebook.com/associazionelaima Friday, May the 9th, 2014, 6pm, the ‘International House of Women’ in Rome: an exhibition by women artists paying tribute to the Potnia with their work and a celebration to our Ancestresses mark the start of the conference to honour Marija Gimbutas twenty years after her death. »

24.05.2014

Laos “Land Grabs” Drive Subsistence Farmers into Deeper Poverty

Laos “Land Grabs” Drive Subsistence Farmers into Deeper Poverty

BAN HOUYTHAO (IRIN*) – “Land grabs” in Laos are driving poor farmers, including ethnic minorities, off their land, away from livelihoods they know and into further poverty, activists and experts say. “When these lands [are given] to companies and converted to industrial agriculture or… »

24.05.2014

Norway – Number 1 on Quality of Life, Yet Having High, Increasing Loneliness. How Come?

Norway – Number 1 on Quality of Life, Yet Having High, Increasing Loneliness. How Come?

“Two major contradictions: between ranking as No. 1 on Quality of Life indicators, yet having a high and increasing loneliness and not only at old age; and between having a country but increasingly letting others do the work. How come? Because interaction nets dissolve. Extended families disappeared long… »

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