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16.11.2019

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

David Deacon, Loughborough University and Dominic Wring, Loughborough University for The Conversation The idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity could well be tested in the UK’s 2019 election campaign. So could the proposition that the only worse thing than people talking about… »

14.11.2019

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system… »

08.11.2019

Face 2 Face with Leland Cheuk

Face 2 Face with Leland Cheuk

On this show we speak with Leland Cheuk about his new book “No Good Very Bad Asian.” Leland recalls his experience doing standup comedy for several years in New York City. He also talks about his relationship with his own family and his changed vision after traveling to China. »

31.10.2019

Facebook buffeted by storms, but can the scrutiny help prevent dark influence on the coming UK election?

Facebook buffeted by storms, but can the scrutiny help prevent dark influence on the coming UK election?

UK lawmakers have been slow to act on Facebook’s influence on our democracy, though more outspoken when it comes to Facebook’s designs on international finance. Leighton Andrews for openDemocracy Facebook has come under pressure today to follow Twitter’s announcement and ban political advertising. Mark Zuckerberg’s giant has… »

28.10.2019

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

In the framework of Nonviolent October, this morning and afternoon was held in Cumandá Parque Urbano, in the city of Quito, the 8th Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives. Hundreds of people visited stands and participated in recreational activities, sensory, with pets, brain gymnastics, among others that were registered in this fair… »

28.10.2019

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Steven Barnett, University of Westminster for The Conversation Here are three questions that anyone interested in the health of UK democracy should be asking. Should reputable political journalists allow themselves to be exploited as conduits for the unfiltered messages of political leaders? Where does accurate reporting end and… »

26.10.2019

Lives at risk if wireless technology demands are not held in check: UN weather watchdog

Lives at risk if wireless technology demands are not held in check: UN weather watchdog

Amid growing competition for radio wave space due to new wireless technologies, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday called on governments to protect radio frequencies allocated to potentially life-saving weather forecasting services. Earth observation services vital to weather forecasts and long-term climate change monitoring, are having to share more… »

24.10.2019

Ominous Men: A Multicultural Ghost Story from the Bronx

Ominous Men:  A Multicultural Ghost Story from the Bronx

By Jhon Sánchez Desi Moreno-Penson wrote a haunting play that takes place during the blackout of July 13 of 1977. The Nuyorican characters interrelate with a Jewish ghost, an ex-Black Panther alcoholic, and a malevolent Native American trickster spirit. This is also a Bronx story, so be ready to ask… »

23.10.2019

The Passions of Mankind, by John Scales Avery

The Passions of Mankind, by John Scales Avery

The Passions of Mankind, a new freely downloadable book. I would like to announce the publication of a book that discusses human emotions from an evolutionary perspective. The book consists mainly of book chapters and articles that I have previously published, although some new material has been added. It can… »

20.10.2019

The Nobel Prize Winners from Kolkata

The Nobel Prize Winners from Kolkata

By Dr. Partha Banerjee Happy News for my American and European friends. It is with great pleasure and pride I present to you the six Nobel Laureates we’ve so far had from my beloved city of Calcutta, which is now known as Kolkata. When I announced to my labor union… »

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