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15.01.2019

Banning the bomb, smashing the patriarchy | Ray Acheson

Ray Acheson, from Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament wing of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom talks about nuclear weapons in the conext of the patriarchal system in which we live today. Transcript: Who has the biggest nuclear button?  No, I’m serious.  This is a real foreign… »

15.01.2019

Could we force politicians to tell the truth?

Could we force politicians to tell the truth?

By DAVID MOUNTAIN 13 January 2019 for openDemocracy Politics is pre-truth not post-truth. Does the regulation of advertising provide some answers? It’s a truism that politicians lie.  Even politicians themselves half-acknowledge this fact: they are, in their own words, ‘terminologically inexact’ or ‘economical with the… »

15.01.2019

Global Wars and Peace: Insanity against Humanity: What is Next?

Global Wars and Peace:  Insanity against Humanity:  What is Next?

“The road to hell is paved with good conventions.” (Bert Rolling, The Law of War and National Jurisdiction since 1945). By Mahboob A Khawaja, PhD. The Global Conventions Betrayed the Humanity The UNO, The Geneva Conventions, The Hague Conventions, The Declaration of Human Rights, The Human Rights… »

13.01.2019

Environmental Optimism over Despair: Cities Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Environmental Optimism over Despair: Cities Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

“Whoever you are, wherever you are, we need you now to stand outside your parliament or local government office to let them know that we demand climate action.” These words, pronounced by Greta Thunberg on December 12, 2018, changed my life.  Greta is the sixteen-year-old Swedish activist who has made headlines… »

12.01.2019

British Tax Havens resist regulation with threats of independence

British Tax Havens resist regulation with threats of independence

“British overseas territories win reprieve after threatening legal action or secession”. The Guardian reports that “The government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of companies… »

10.01.2019

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our… »

10.01.2019

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

What is the best way to prevent a catastrophe? So many people have a sense of foreboding that  we are heading towards disaster that proposals are not discussed calmly and amicably but rather everybody is trying to impose their preferred ones on everyone else. These are times of extreme… »

10.01.2019

A post-materialist science already exists

A post-materialist science already exists

Thousands of practitioners around the world nowadays use knowledge that sits on the frontier of conventional science with fantastic results, but they are still considered more “witty” than serious professionals. In psychology, they are those who work with family constellations, hypnotherapy, shamanism, past-life therapies, among others. Their patients recognize the… »

09.01.2019

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way to punch yourself in the face. This was not purely because times have… »

06.01.2019

UK 2019: Brexit, Universal Credit, Mental Ilness & Knives

UK 2019: Brexit, Universal Credit, Mental Ilness & Knives

Deal or no deal? Money or no money for the people? Are you sure you are not mentally ill? Oh!? Are you really sane? Did you hear about the latest stabbing in East London? These are the type of questions that are being put forward -on a daily basis- to… »

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