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28.07.2019

Eight essential steps to transform our economy

Eight essential steps to transform our economy

An economic system that serves everyone and the planet is necessary for our survival. Here are some guiding principles. By David Korten for openDemocracy We’re running out of time. There’s spreading awareness of the institutional failure that is driving humans toward self-extinction, and related calls for a deep… »

28.07.2019

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

Writing and photos by Johnny Atlas A melting glacier in your mouth. Elite bottled water for the rich. This is the world we are witnessing. The comic book Tank Girl come to life. Every morning I read the world news online. Every morning there is insanity. A melting glacier in… »

28.07.2019

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Just before midnight on Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2nd. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests. In Old San Juan, cries of “¡Ricky Renuncia!” had been ringing out alongside the traditional refrain, “¡Pa’lante!”… »

27.07.2019

The new political story that could change everything

The new political story that could change everything

When I was a young man, I spent six years of wild adventure in the tropics working as an investigative journalist in some of the most bewitching parts of the world. I… »

26.07.2019

From Trump to Johnson, nationalists are on the rise – backed by billionaire oligarchs

From Trump to Johnson, nationalists are on the rise – backed by billionaire oligarchs

The ultra-rich are benefitting from disaster capitalism as institutions, rules and democratic oversight implode. By George Monbiot for The Guardian Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had become so boring that few of them were worth mimicking: “They’re quite homogenous and dull these… »

26.07.2019

Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival’. Rather than reiterate the evidence in… »

26.07.2019

Greta Thunberg: it is time to rebel

Greta Thunberg: it is time to rebel

On 23 July, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate speech to the French National Assembly on climate change and the need for immediate action. Here below the full text of her speech. We are right now in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis. And we need to call it… »

26.07.2019

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Reflections on Today’s World of Politics President Trump and young looking Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met this week at the White House. Trump is master to transform rhetoric into reality as he did to North Korean leader. Both were trying to overcome the historic… »

23.07.2019

Two Necessary and Sufficient Principles

Two Necessary and Sufficient Principles

By Howard Richards Life’s (humanity’s and the earth’s) bottleneck problems can be solved, I dare to suggest, by applying just two general principles. The two can be regarded as principles of unbounded organization. Unbounded organization is the name of a conversation, an academy and a movement (one of many, but… »

23.07.2019

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

By Roberto Savio When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen… »

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