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15.09.2019

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

Aisling McMahon, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Alena Buyx, Technical University of Munich, and Barbara Prainsack, Universität Wien for The Conversation Mustafa loves good coffee. In his free time, he often browses high-end coffee machines that he cannot currently afford but is saving for. »

14.09.2019

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should be the answer OpenDemocracy DemocraciaAbierta 11 September 2019 Watch video https://youtu.be/iU7IhINREcI Our planet is currently facing an unprecedented climate crisis and we are now close to the point… »

10.09.2019

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

A livestreamed and in-depth conversation with youth and indigenous leaders to discuss “our best hope for a sustainable planet.” by Common Dreams staff People around the U.S. and across the globe are being invited to tune in Monday night as Canadian author and activist Naomi… »

09.09.2019

Linking brains to computers: how new implants are helping us achieve this goal

Linking brains to computers: how new implants are helping us achieve this goal

Yunlong Zhao, University of Surrey for The Conversation Cyborgs are no longer science fiction. The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external systems such as a computer or robotic arm –… »

04.09.2019

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

On Saturday 31st August, the Spokesperson for the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence announced that a meeting had taken place with the Prime Minister and that seven measures of immediate action would be implemented in order to address the increasing number of people arriving on the Greek… »

04.09.2019

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Sunday September 8 2019 from 11,30 am to 8pm EXCeL London –  One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL Organized by Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants The Defence and Security Equipment International (‘DSEI’) arms fair is… »

04.09.2019

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has confirmed that he will call a vote on holding a general election if MPs legislate to block a no-deal Brexit. His pledge came after he lost a key vote to the so-called rebel… »

03.09.2019

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

The great blow to officialism during the primary elections (referred to as the PASO) in Argentina has only deepened the current crisis. Roberto Lampa for openDemocracy To understand how we’ve arrived at the umpteenth financial upheaval that began around a year ago in Rio de la… »

03.09.2019

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away. These fires have brought… »

02.09.2019

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

Many recent developments signal an early implementation of the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian rejection. Yara Zarir for openDemocracy 25 August 2019 The “deal of the century” is the peace plan proposed by the Trump administration to end the disputes in the Middle East. The… »

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