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14.08.2018

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing has began

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing has began

The 24th World Congress of Philosophy began on August 13 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The conclave of thought meets under the motto “Learning to be Human” and will take place throughout the week, to be closed on the 20th. The planned panels promise a very… »

13.08.2018

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

In Washington, D.C., a white supremacist rally outside the White House largely fizzled on Sunday when just over two dozen people showed up for the Unite the Right protest. They were vastly outnumbered by counter protesters, journalists and police officers. Sunday’s Unite the Right rally came a year after the… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

12.08.2018

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology III

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology III

The times of Renaissance and Enlightenment were reactions to the agricultural civilization’s system crisis and thus re-claimed the ancient rationalist thinking; this made Europe the leader of the historical evolution. The “grown-up” moral motivations were newly gaining strength together with the critical thinking. True, the humans had not yet learned… »

12.08.2018

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY saying they’ll ban sticks and other potential weapons, just as if this were a nonviolent leftist rally for peace or justice is the right move. If advocates for love and kindness can’t have posters on wooden poles, why should fascists who’ve made their violent intent known get… »

11.08.2018

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

By Henry Cervantes August 10, 2018 When one sees Chicago in headlines, violent images — particularly those involving African American and Latino youth — often come to mind. The city’s segregated neighborhoods, like Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, Garfield Park and Little Village, are predominantly black and… »

11.08.2018

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Verónica Giménez Béliveau, Universidad de Buenos Aires for The Conversation Unswayed by the estimated 2 million abortion rights activists gathered outside its doors, Argentina’s conservative-leaning Senate on August 9 rejected a bill that would have made abortion legal up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The 38-31… »

11.08.2018

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

“I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, asserted in a recent interview. This was the statement that noted CNN journalist Jim Acosta had tried and failed to draw from Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a White House press… »

11.08.2018

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

“The falling of the renminbi is not a kind of policy response to the trade war, but it will really affect the result of the trade war. I think this is largely because of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Because U.S. government is changing its monetary policy to attract… »

10.08.2018

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology II

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology II

Akop P. Nazaretyan.- The faith in posthumous life (first that of other individuals and then of one’s own) has accompanied the history of the Homo genus for more than two million years; in an anthropological version, it radically contributed to the early Homo’s viability [8, 9]. Much later, in the… »

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