Should Elon Musk try to solve the problem of world hunger with $6 billion? 5 questions answered

Elon Musk hinted on Oct. 31, 2021, perhaps jokingly, that he might be willing to donate US$6 billion of his fortune to pay for hunger relief. But there was a catch: The United Nations would have to prove that it can…

The President-elect’s first foreign policy decision

Mexican writer and diplomat Carlos Fuentes said: “To create you must be aware of traditions, but to maintain traditions you must create something new”. There is a foreign policy tradition in Chile whereby the outgoing President invites the President-elect to…

Surveillance Concerns: The Good, the Bad, and the Xenophobic

Thom Hartmann has written an enormous number of great books, and the latest is no exception. It’s called The Hidden History of Big Brother in America: How the Death of Privacy and the Rise of Surveillance Threaten Us and Our Democracy.…

A Proposal to Humanity: A Path to Surviving Today`s Megacrisis

After World War II it was widely believed that the formula for peace, dignity, and sustainable prosperity for every sister and brother in the human family, had been discovered. The formula was often called “Development.” Its ingredients included the steady…

Medical Cannabis-Phytomedicine

According to recent research, the cultivation of cannabis began some twelve thousand years ago in the area of central Asia, what is now Mongolia and southern Siberia. This makes it one of the oldest plants to be cultivated by humans.…

EU-Commission: Platforms like Uber, Mjam and others should hire employees

Digital platforms profit from the self-exploitation and bogus self-employment of their “employees”. The EU Commission is now proposing guidelines for European countries to prevent this. The aim is to control working conditions with the aim of employing suppliers and other…

There’s Only One Essential Role Humans Have on Earth—A Humbler Perspective Could Save the World

While the world’s oceans, nonhuman animals, and plants play starring roles in sustaining our ecosystem, why are we so bent on sabotaging it? I would like to introduce you to an alternative way of looking at this planet that we…

Warnings from the Far North

“Forces profound and alarming are reshaping the upper reaches of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans, breaking the food chain that supports billions of creatures and one of the world’s most important fisheries.”(Source: Susanne Rust, Unprecedented Die-offs, Melting Ice: Climate…

Losing public goodwill: Assam media’s way

Public reactions against a news item in any newspaper or news channel may be usual in India, but public outrages in digital platforms against the mainstream media outlets for not covering a particular issue is definitely an unusual phenomenon. The…

Neighborhood Campaign by Humanist Centre to demand a Speed Breaker

Sunder Nagar is a residential colony that was set up between 1975 to 1980. It is situated in between Goregaon and Malad, a suburb of Mumbai, India and has a population of approximately 1,00,000 people. The colony has the Dr…

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