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13.07.2014

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

In Detroit, Michigan, at least eight people were arrested Thursday in an act of civil disobedience to stop the city’s shutoff of water to thousands of households. The group of clergy members and other residents blocked the entrance of a private corporation hired by Detroit to cut off the taps… »

13.07.2014

Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?

Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?

By Robert J. Burrowes.- Human beings stand at the edge of extinction and yet few of us are mobilized in defense of human existence. Why is this? And what can we do about it? Unless someone lives in a cave secluded from all news, the evidence… »

13.07.2014

Big Media vs. Social Media in the global, non-violent and humanist revolution

Big Media vs. Social Media in the global, non-violent and humanist revolution

This is the synthesis of Pressenza’s workshop at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014: Whereas Big Media tends to focus on sensationalism, to promote the interests of business over the needs of individuals, to cover minority acts of violence and has relatively few reporters on the ground,… »

11.07.2014

The real conflict

The real conflict

Four teenagers have died. One of them Palestinian. The other three Israelis. All belonging to the same generation, in the dawn of their lives. We know their faces. Thousands are no longer there, in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Vietnam, Algeria, Rwanda, Poland, Germany and Liberia. Faces gone… »

08.07.2014

The under-reported ray of hope in the Palestine/Israel violent saga

The under-reported ray of hope in the Palestine/Israel violent saga

The News could not be more discouraging: “Israel has carried out deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip amidst continued violence following the killings of a Palestinian teenager and three teenage Israeli settlers. At least nine Hamas members were killed Sunday when the Israeli military bombed two parts of Gaza. »

25.06.2014

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

Robert J. Burrowes Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there is a widespread belief that all parents love their children. This is not so. Many parents are so badly emotionally damaged as a result of their own childhood experience that they are not capable of loving their children. »

21.06.2014

Chronicle of a mess foretold: TTIP and TPP seen from Silo’s 1991 letter

Chronicle of a mess foretold: TTIP and TPP seen from Silo’s 1991 letter

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, aka US-EU “Free” Trade Agreement) continue hurtling towards their coveted objective: to create the largest “free” trade zone ever seen in the world, in reality the largest US and Multinational Corporations area of total control. Nation states… »

20.06.2014

From guns and knives to friendship

From guns and knives to friendship

by Rosa Lia:     The Palestine-Israel Journal One conversation in a coffee shop in Ramallah with a Palestinian who spent 10 years in an Israeli prison. Another in a coffee shop in Jerusalem with an Israeli who served in a special unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (the… »

18.06.2014

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

#OcupeEstelita   June 17, 2014 In the early hours of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the members of the #OcupeEstelita movement that occupied the Cais José Estelita (Jose Estelita Quay) were surprised by the Military Police of Pernambuco. In utter disregard of all agreements that had been… »

18.06.2014

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

News from Survival International One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored by FIFA. Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held… »

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