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22.06.2019

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Interview with Patricio Mery Bell, journalist, Chilean activist and former adviser to Rafael Correa. Cristina Mirra: Can you tell us about the work of Assange and Wikileaks? Patricio Mary Bell: Julian Assange is a hero of freedom of expression and… »

21.06.2019

The Dangerous Methane Mystery

The Dangerous Methane Mystery

The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (“ESAS”) is the epicenter of a methane-rich zone that could turn the world upside down. Still, the ESAS is not on the… »

19.06.2019

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

On Monday, one of Trump’s dystopian tweets announced “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” But in opposition a new report says “The… »

16.06.2019

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

A Call To Action: We cannot stand by when 1400 more asylum-seeking children from our southern border are going to be imprisoned at Fort Sill in July of 2019. This is the place where over 700 people of Japanese ancestry (immigrants and citizens) were imprisoned during WWII and one immigrant… »

13.06.2019

The Permafrost Nightmare Turns (More) Real

The Permafrost Nightmare Turns (More) Real

Permafrost covers 25% of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the world’s largest icebox, and its landmass is 4.5xs larger than Antarctica, 6.5xs larger than the United States.  It is stuffed full of carbon locked in frozen ground accumulated over eons, which, by way of contrast, makes coal power plant emissions… »

01.06.2019

Ozone-Depleting CFCs Return

Ozone-Depleting CFCs Return

In August of 1987, the world came together after a panic-attack over ongoing depletion of atmospheric ozone, aka: The Ozone Hole.  Subsequently, global agreements to stop ozone depletion became the first ever “universally ratified treaties in UN history.” The world banned CFCs. Thereafter, an era of good feelings about ozone… »

30.05.2019

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

By Oscar Grenfell A Swedish district court this week rejected an application by Julian Assange’s lawyers for a June 3 hearing into bogus sexual misconduct allegations to be delayed. The ruling was made despite the fact that the WikiLeaks founder is reportedly too ill to consult with his lawyers and… »

30.05.2019

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group… »

23.05.2019

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, has called to respect the Venezuelan people and their right to decide their own future. In an interview, aired Tuesday, from the Federal Prison in Curitiba, Brazil, former President Lula da Silva commented on the behavior of right-wing governments and recommended to the U.S. president Donald… »

16.05.2019

Pompeo’s Arctic Shipping Lanes

Pompeo’s Arctic Shipping Lanes

America’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at the prestigious Arctic Council biannual meeting in Finland, christened the Arctic meltdown: “A wonderful economic opportunity for international trade.” In a nutshell, here’s a critique of the Secretary’s advice: An ice-free Arctic reduces travel time for shipping lanes between Asia and the… »

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