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29.01.2020

New York Moves Closer to Nuclear Divestment

New York Moves Closer to Nuclear Divestment

By Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson, NuclearBan.US JANUARY 29, 2020: New York City moved one step closer to divesting from nuclear weapons this week, after a joint committee hearing in City Hall. As the hearing began, the only opposition was from the Mayor’s Office on a technicality, and the committee… »

27.01.2020

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

On this show we speak with Seth Shelden, United Nations Liaison with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Seth speaks the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the first legally-binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with the goal of leading towards their… »

26.01.2020

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

“Accompany me during the construction of the altar, I will explain our culture to you” said Don Leonardo, a curandero of the Indio Theology at a meeting attended by twenty-two communities. I humbly accepted, surprised and honoured by the proposal of the elder. The Mayan Altar shows the spiritual connection… »

26.01.2020

Which is the way to go forwards with AI?

Which is the way to go forwards with AI?

At the present moment, AI researchers are studying new form and architecture to develop the future AI. Today the main approaches and form are symbolic (based on representations of problems, logic and search) Bayesian networks (probabilistic model) and deep learning. Most people are familiar with a deep learning application that… »

26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

26.01.2020

‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

By Jon Queally, staff writer –  Common Dreams Leaked 2018 audio recording of president was released by legal team of Lev Parnas, close associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. “You know, [Sanders] basically says we’re getting screwed on trade,” said Trump. “And he’s right.” A nearly 90-minute audio… »

24.01.2020

Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump

Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump

We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film “Dark Waters” and a play about immigration called “The New Colossus.” He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. “I believe he is the only one of… »

23.01.2020

A Roof Made of Stars

A Roof Made of Stars

By José Rabelo translated to English by Jhon Sánchez I’ve been afraid of earthquakes since I was a child. The news images of earthquakes in Venezuela, China, Nicaragua, Chile, and Mexico, among so many affected countries, were traumatic, in a way, for my mind in formation. Over time, these scenes… »

23.01.2020

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

By j.jill “United We Stand” is a motto best-known for the July 1942 campaign to stimulate emotion and capital for United States entry into the Second World War. Yet, its origin heralds to 1768s “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson and has been used historically as a sort of rallying… »

23.01.2020

CNN: Sanders Is The Most Electable

CNN: Sanders Is The Most Electable

Remember CNN’s attack-debate last week? CNN did what it could to end Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president. Well, just after that, CNN conducted a poll to measure its success. According to its own report on its own poll, CNN failed miserably. Among “Democrats/Democratic-leaning independents who are registered to vote” the leading candidate… »

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