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17.06.2018

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

By Kalinga Seneviratne BONN (IDN) – ‘Global Inequalities’ was the theme of this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) hosted by the German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and much discussion focused on whether the digital media tools are a panacea or a hindrance to achieving a more equitable world. »

11.06.2018

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Maria Ressa, Rappler Executive Editor, and CEO of Philippine online news agency Rappler, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Portugal last June 7. A global network of news publishers whose mission is “to protect the rights of… »

10.06.2018

The Case of Julian Assange

The Case of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, 10/06/2018. Here is the original post   Julian Assange is a journalist, not a spy. Because he published leaked material that proved the duplicity and criminality of the US Government, Washington has had him locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012… »

10.06.2018

A respectable result for the Sovereign Money Initiative (Vollgeld-initiative)

A respectable result for the Sovereign Money Initiative (Vollgeld-initiative)

Despite the campaign of confusion and fear run by our opponents and the misinformation provided by the Federal Council and the Swiss National Bank, an estimated 26% voted for the Sovereign Money Initiative. This is a respectable outcome and shows that many Swiss people have realised that the creation of money… »

08.06.2018

[UK Media] Osborne’s Evening Standard ‘cash for column inches’ denials ‘do not stack up’ – says Caroline Lucas

[UK Media] Osborne’s Evening Standard ‘cash for column inches’ denials ‘do not stack up’ – says Caroline Lucas

By JAMES CUSICK 2 June 2018 for openDemocracy Green Party leader calls on London paper to ‘come clean’ about its hidden commercial agendas – citing another lucrative sponsorship deal with GM giant Syngenta. In the wake of our damaging revelations about a lucrative “money can’t… »

08.06.2018

What Took Down ACORN May Take Down the Rest of Us

What Took Down ACORN May Take Down the Rest of Us

By David Swanson In Seymour Hersh’s new account of his career, Reporter: A Memoir, he recalls that Martin Luther King Jr. told him upon the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that he planned to register 900,000 Negroes to vote. King would go on to oppose war and organize poor… »

07.06.2018

“Home”, a poem about immigration written by an immigrant

“Home”, a poem about immigration written by an immigrant

We publish below the beautiful poem “Home” by Warsan Shire, a young British woman of Somali origin. No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running… »

07.06.2018

The global scenarios of the 21st century in the light of mega-history

The global scenarios of the 21st century in the light of mega-history

Summary of the first lecture by Akop Nazaretian, in the postgraduate course, “Theoretical Approaches to History”, organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Central University Marta Abreu de las Villas and with the collaboration of the Centre for Humanist Studies Toltecáyotl and the International News Agency Pressenza. The… »

05.06.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

About 1600 years ago the Shona, a very well-organized warrior people, descended from Sudan to southern Africa, bringing with them astronomical and spiritual knowledge as well as the practices of agriculture and metalworking (gold, iron and copper). From the scarce information we have about them, emerges one indisputable fact: the… »

03.06.2018

What unites us can be perceived, we must give form to how we can unite.

What unites us can be perceived, we must give form to how we can unite.

Paco Vaquero is a member of Humanistas por la Renta Básica Universal. (Humanists for the Universal Basic Income). He has participated in the European Humanist Forum, held recently in Madrid, as a speaker at the round table on “Independent Journalism and Social Activism” as well as in the area of… »

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