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26.03.2019

Why Activists Fail

Why Activists Fail

Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient progress on key issues, particularly in relation to ending violence and… »

25.03.2019

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University and Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6m people potentially affected in Mozambique, Malawi… »

24.03.2019

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

By Dr Hakim* I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having the wonderful energies of 15-year-old Inaam at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Inaam has to polish… »

23.03.2019

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

Zionists openly brag about the power of the Israel Lobby, but others who mention the lobby’s power are branded as anti-Semites.  We are supposed to accept the lobby’s power but never complain about it.   by Paul Craig Roberts, originally published here Zionists openly brag about the power of… »

23.03.2019

How the media let malicious idiots take over

How the media let malicious idiots take over

By George Monbiot  for The Guardian Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate. If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: the more disgracefully you… »

22.03.2019

The System, the Youth and Democracy

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto Savio If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations, and the President of… »

21.03.2019

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Kate Pickett, University of York and Richard Wilkinson, University of York To end austerity and make the economy work better for the whole country requires transforming the tax system. It is time for the UK to have a grown-up, national conversation about tax, to gain support… »

21.03.2019

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

  Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1)  … »

20.03.2019

The Kartarpur Corridor: Will it pave the way for Indo-Pakistan harmony?

The Kartarpur Corridor: Will it pave the way for Indo-Pakistan harmony?

India’s partition and independence from foreign rule in 1947 left such a permanent stigma of enmity and hatred between the two countries, India and Pakistan, that both still remain on war footing. While mankind is leaping towards the moon and mars to make them habitable, down here we still have… »

19.03.2019

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

By Jon Swinden The issue from the beginning has been democracy. Real democracy vs formal democracy.  About the referendum result. 48% to 52%. A day before, a day after, before lunch or after lunch? Any statistician worth his salt would be able to warn about the dangers of making… »

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