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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… »

31.05.2018

In ‘Blistering’ Report, journalism watchdog condemns DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks as severe threat to Free Press

In ‘Blistering’ Report, journalism watchdog condemns DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks as severe threat to Free Press

By Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams “Imagine if Trump had the power to go after ‘leakers’ for ‘conspiracy.’ As President Donald Trump continues to wage war on journalism with “violent anti-press rhetoric,” the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a scathing analysis on Tuesday arguing… »

31.05.2018

Don’t be afraid, believe in your inner voice and try

Don’t be afraid, believe in your inner voice and try

Alex Ross dedicates herself to writing and creative painting. She writes about the little beauties and the great evil of everyday life. She collaborates with the electronic magazine Neue Debatte and participated in the European Humanist Forum, recently held in Madrid, as a speaker in the “Independent Journalism and… »

26.05.2018

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Valentin Mufila, musician and artistic director of the multicultural social cooperative Ballafon in Varese, Italy, is also a passionate connoisseur of African history. This history has been erased by colonialism to justify atrocities and the systematic pillaging of the African people’s riches, so as to present them as savages in need… »

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