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12.04.2019

Global Peace and Security: Why Wars on Humanity?

Global Peace and Security: Why Wars on Humanity?

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The global systems of political governance are dominated by the power politics of the few and… »

12.04.2019

Julian Assange: A Scapegoat For History’s Violent Male Aggression

Julian Assange: A Scapegoat For History’s Violent Male Aggression

By Jerome Irwin Historically, the masculine ideological world view – professed by politicians of both gender’s, their counterparts in the corporate and military world’s and all those citizenry who support them – have dominated the evolution of human civilization in both war and peacetime; life on Earth an endless… »

12.04.2019

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Today, Quito woke up as cold as usual, but that was not the first thing that Ecuadorians noticed when their alarms went off.  At 5 a.m., Ecuadorian time, President Lenín Moreno announced to everyone that the country was to stop providing asylum to Julian Assange, of course, asserting Ecuador’s sovereign… »

10.04.2019

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency.  My life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body. Now… »

06.04.2019

All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

By Baher Kamal Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo… These are just some of the world’s most prestigious fashion catwalks. There, and elsewhere, perfectly – and often unrealistically – silhouetted young women and men graciously parade to impress elite guests and TV watchers with surprising, fabulous creativity of… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

02.04.2019

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Garfield Benjamin, Solent University for The Conversation Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social… »

01.04.2019

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Apparently they are the worst enemies. They speak of one another in the most horrid and dehumanising epithets. But as it often happens, which was so well described by George Orwell, the enemy without is used to keep control of and power over the population within.  There is no… »

30.03.2019

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities of the state and of individuals when… »

28.03.2019

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

Since the powerful march of hundreds of thousands of students in 1,000 towns against climate change, an unexpected campaign of delegitimation, ”demystification” and demonisation has started against Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who started the movement. After searching the media, social media and websites, this campaign can be divided into four… »

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