International issues

China and Africa Move into New Era of Cooperation

Despite its huge population of 1.5 billion which many have considered as an impediment, China’s domestic economic reforms and collaborative strategic diplomacy with external countries have made it attain superpower status over the United States. While United States’ influence is…

Love for Living Animals: African Forest Elephants and People — Similar Emotions, Similar Mental Disorders, Too

ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas, roundworms,…

The Dreaded Rainforest Shift

Major portions of the Amazon rainforest have shifted from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This shift has severe planet-wide negative implications. Studies of the Amazon rainforest over the past decade have shown telltale signals of an impending shift…

Extinguishing Waste-to-Energy incineration myths

November 25, 2021 – In a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), Waste Burning Exposed, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Asia Pacific, revealed truths regarding waste-to-energy (WtE) incinerators. Featuring distinguished professor and environmental scientist, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, the PSA…

Silence as a path and spiritual encounter

We spoke with Arash Arjomandi and Pablo d’Ors, on the occasion of the dialogue they held in Madrid (Casa Asia), entitled “‘Abdu’l Bahá, the master of spirituality without borders”. While Arjomandi introduced us more to the figure of ‘Abdu’l Bahá,…

In defence of humans without rights (We are all migrants)

An increasing number of migrants are forced to leave their homes due to a complex combination of factors, but above all because of capitalist models that drive them out of their countries. By Aram Aharonian Last year, it was estimated…

Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland?

Activists are criticizing the British government for excluding Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco since 1975, from the U.N. climate summit in Scotland. Meanwhile, Morocco is counting renewable energy developments in Western Sahara toward its own climate pledges. Sahrawi activists and…

Climate Change COP 26 – “Planet SOS” and Leaders Who Betrayed People’s Hopes for Sustainable Future

by Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.   “Climate change” describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. Earth’s climate is always changing over long periods of time and has been hotter and…

The Woody Biomass Blunder

One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming. The term carbon neutral (which is not…

Call on Spain, as a responsible power, to proceed with the decolonisation of Western Sahara

La Realidad Saharaui Newspaper/DLRS/ صحيفة الواقع الصحراوي Today in Madrid the Saharawis gathered in Puerta del Sol together with the solidarity movement with the Saharawi cause to condemn the sadly tripartite agreements of Madrid, by which Spain did not decolonise…

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