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05.11.2018

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

The world is facing two serious emergencies that share the same roots and yet there seems to be a blind spot for those dealing with Climate Change and loss of biodiversity in relation to the millions of deaths caused by illnesses linked to water, air and food contamination created by… »

03.11.2018

The importance of Alternative Media

The importance of Alternative Media

By John Scales Avery The superficiality of today’s television Social critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book “Amusing Ourselves to Death”. He wrote: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was… »

03.11.2018

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Sentencing Robert Bowers to death isn’t likely to honor the victims. What’s worse, it might build up the case for capital punishment for terrorists in Israel. Prosecutors are reportedly planning to seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, suspected of murdering 11 Jews in a mass shooting attack as… »

01.11.2018

November Elections: Hope My Ominous Predictions are Wrong!

November Elections: Hope My Ominous Predictions are Wrong!

By Partha Banerjee Next week, America will decide whether or not this country will go down on a permanent path to fascism, violence, and white supremacy. Just before Donald Trump became the president in November 2016, I had written in a leading Indian daily newspaper, predicting a Hillary Clinton win. »

30.10.2018

The Greatest Fraud in the History of Electoral Propaganda

The Greatest Fraud in the History of Electoral Propaganda

It is still too early to call Jair Bolsonaro president, because this election was the biggest farce in Brazilian history, starting with the mountain of irregularities in electoral propaganda, which has not yet been evaluated by the TSE (Superior Electoral Tribunal). The TSE has to explain to the Brazilian population… »

29.10.2018

On the killings in Pittsburgh

On the killings in Pittsburgh

By Peter Geffen I know I speak for all of you when I express our profound sorrow for the unspeakable violence that invaded the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this Shabbat morning. Two of our alumni, Noah Schoen and Suzy Weiss grew up in that community and are certain… »

26.10.2018

The Psychology of Fascism

The Psychology of Fascism

The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer grip within national societies long seen to have rejected it. Some recent studies have reminded us of the characteristics of fascist movements and individuals, particularly as they manifest among politically active fascists. For… »

22.10.2018

Why the “Two State Solution” is Apartheid

Why the “Two State Solution” is Apartheid

I expect you are all familiar with the maps showing the radical shrinking of Palestinian land over 70 years due to the expansion of colonial Israeli settlement. Startling and appalling, yes, but to me they bring back strong memories of other maps, in a precisely analogous situation, which goes to… »

22.10.2018

Taunting Democracy at start of Philippine Election Season

Taunting Democracy at start of Philippine Election Season

The election season has just begun in the Philippines with the four-day filing of the Certificate of Candidacy at the Commission on Election (Comelec) by aspirants for senators, congress representatives, and some local seats.  All the way to D Day in May, it’s expected to be another big fiesta, with… »

21.10.2018

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – “Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen? Over most of that vast time-span, Earth’s appearance altered very gradually. Continents drifted; ice-cover waxed and waned; successive species emerged,… »

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