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04.06.2019

The World Has Lost Its Compass

The World Has Lost Its Compass

Jun 3 2019 By Roberto Savio * The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in… »

03.06.2019

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

By Baher Kamal* How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.   Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, statedjust one week… »

02.06.2019

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation Monday May 27 was a public holiday in the UK, the fourth such “bank holiday” in the past six weeks. On each of these days, people made fewer commutes, they left their computers and machines switched off, and the country generally… »

27.05.2019

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

A strong woman, Ada Colau, has demonstrated with her party “Barcelona en Comú”, to be able to lead surely the most progressive social policies of democracy not only in Barcelona but comparatively in all the Spanish State. It emerged from social movements, specifically from the struggle for the right to… »

27.05.2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

By Baher Kamal No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”. Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation”… »

25.05.2019

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

Theresa May tearful resignation has produced a number of conflicting reactions. There is the “poor May” faction, claiming she was given an impossible job: to deliver Brexit in a country and political parties split down the middle, and throwing in a little admiration for her resilience (where others saw stubbornness),… »

23.05.2019

Australia’s Voters Betray Themselves, Their Homeland & Mother Earth Herself

Australia’s Voters Betray Themselves, Their Homeland & Mother Earth Herself

By Jerome Irwin By re-electing their current right-wing Liberal Party government and its Prime Minister leader Scott Morrison, Australian’s have, in one fell swoop, simultaneously betrayed humanity’s higher nature that constantly seeks to heal and constantly grow beyond whatever the more limited, baser, tendencies among human… »

22.05.2019

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

By Robert Hunziker A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. More to the point, off by really a lot… »

21.05.2019

Understanding NATO, Ending War

Understanding NATO, Ending War

On April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will be complemented by a meeting of the heads of state of member nations in… »

19.05.2019

The Hellish Cycle

The Hellish Cycle

By Baher Kamal Indebted, exploited, hunt down, shamed at Home… The harsh reality of Southeast Asia’s migrants Sorry for coming back to this issue, but its immense human dimension justifies this new attempt to report on another aspect, which is deliberately hidden, unwanted to be seen by the new wave… »

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