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14.08.2018

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Activist Scott Santens is American and lives in New Orleans. Through a crowfunding campaign he lives from his own basic income. Álvaro Orús and Mayte Quintanilla “I’m dedicating my life to making this idea really come to light,” Scott Santens tells us in this complete interview that served as… »

14.08.2018

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

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

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

The RBU is the only missing element in the welfare state we established after the last world war to guarantee the right to subsistence, according to Louise Haagh, President of BIEN and Professor at York University (England). “To be able to lead a stable, secure, meaningful and full life is… »

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… »

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