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20.11.2019

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

By Howard Richards The concept of Basic Cultural Structure (BCS) has many uses. An immediate payoff for peace is that once one analyses the main causes at work in history as structures, not as people, one should (if one is logical) tone down one’s anger.    The world works the way… »

20.11.2019

An Opinion: What Matters?

An Opinion: What Matters?

By j.jill Impeachment hearings overshadow their third day in the United States with more intrigue to come in the coming days, weeks, months. Democrats hope that the televised hearings will bring some Independents and those “Undecided” into the impeachment fold. Republicans and “The Base” are expected to hold firm to… »

17.11.2019

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

By Ignacio Torres Excuse us for coming to put the bitter note to your “Agreement for Social Peace and the New Constitution,” but we recovered the historical memory and we are not willing to be passed over twice. There are reasons to be suspicious. There are people who do not… »

15.11.2019

Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness

Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness

Climate change is a nagging issue for many people because it is so big, diverse, and overwhelming, as big as the planet itself. So, how to explain climate change? Sociologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even anthropologists and economists have tackled the phenomenon of Climate Weltschmerz, meaning people experience angst as the… »

15.11.2019

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

The date 11 November is well known and commemorated in many parts of the world because it marks the Armistice ending World War I – ‘the Great War’ – in 1918. In the evocative words used by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an atheist humanist, in his novel Breakfast of Champions, the… »

15.11.2019

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

By David Swanson It’s impossible in U.S. society not to frequently encounter the demand to vote, no matter what, no matter for whom, as a basic civic duty. Voting is supremely important, we’re told, a right, a responsibility, a moral requirement, something people died for which if you don’t use… »

14.11.2019

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system… »

14.11.2019

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Israeli security and political coordination with Hamas has served mutual interests for many years. Now Hamas is hoping to stay out of the current fighting in order to potentially expand its political power in the West Bank. By Menachem Klein The new round of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza gives… »

14.11.2019

The generation of rupture

The generation of rupture

By Dario Ergas We have been astonished by the manifestation of a new generation that warned of its existence these last few months in Chile. They expressed, subverting the economic and public order, that they do not like the social system in which they live. They manifested and grew among… »

14.11.2019

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

By David Swanson If the purpose of the current Trump impeachment hearings were simply to fulfill Congress Members’ oaths of office and do their jobs, it would be difficult to explain the past many years. Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee for the past 11 months, has known since… »

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