Olivier Flumian

After studying History and Geography, then Sociology of Sustainable Development, I worked for a long time in Professional Training. At the same time, I volunteered in International Solidarity projects in Burkina Faso. Philosophically and spiritually I recognize myself in the ideas of Universalist Humanism. For some years now I have been working as a radio host, and I collaborate as a journalist for Pressenza. I am interested for example in the questions of Degrowth, Communalism, Economy of Gratuitousness, Universal Basic Income, Agro-ecology, Cities in Transition, Active Non Violence, Nuclear Disarmament, but also in Philosophy, Spirituality and History of Civilizations. olivierflumian@yahoo.fr

Kenneth Kaunda, an African humanist who claimed to be a Gandhi – Part I

A few weeks ago the former president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda passed away. Although he is not well known outside the English-speaking world, he deserves more than a brief paragraph in the history books. Kaunda was the leader of the…

Ghana and Africa Pay Tribute to Jerry Rawlings

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings passed away on November 12, 2020. After governing his country between 1981 and 2000, he stepped down after regular elections. His tenure was marked by a ruthless and effective fight against corruption and the rebuilding…

Will Israel Annex the Jordan Valley?

The Israeli government of Benyamin Netanyahu plans to annex the Jordan Valley. Why is this decision being made right now? What interest does it represent for Israel? What threats does this pose to the Palestinians? What consequences would this have…

30 Years After the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, Where is South Africa Going? Part I

February 11, 1990 the release of Nelson Mandela was announced. It was the beginning of the dismantling of the Apartheid system. The hopes for a change for the majority of the black population were high at the time. The reconciliation…

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today : from the end of the Cold War to the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” (3/3)

To understand the situation of the Middle East today, it is necessary to go back a century in history. In effect, you must go back to the aftermath of the First World War to understand a large part of the…

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From 1945 to 1990, a stake of the Cold War (2/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. Indeed one has to go back to the aftermath of World War I to see the establishment of a large proportion of the geopolitical…

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains…

Gandhi and Sustainable Development

Gandhi, the father of modern India, is best known in the West for his original method of struggle for the independence of his country, the doctrine of nonviolence. However, beyond the policy goals such as getting the independence of India…