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08.10.2019

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

“The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Why I support the nomination of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.” Felicity Ruby for openDemocracy The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been nominated for the prize again this year, as… »

05.10.2019

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

The fund’s legacy of austerity must be replaced by a new social contract based on shared prosperity and a just transition to a zero-carbon future. Leo Baunach  Lara Merling for openDemocracy 3 October 2019 This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Preparing for the next crisis’ series. »

03.10.2019

Turing Test: why it still matters

Turing Test: why it still matters

Harry Collins, Cardiff University for The Conversation We’re entering the age of artificial intelligence. And as AI programs gets better and better at acting like humans, we will increasingly be faced with the question of whether there’s really anything that special about our own intelligence, or if we… »

02.10.2019

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

Leighton Andrews, Cardiff University for The Conversation Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg recently took the unusual step of visiting lawmakers in Washington, including President Donald Trump in the White House. The reason? Congress’s anti-trust sub-committee has started demanding documents from Facebook and other big tech firms. It’s… »

01.10.2019

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

We have the tools to tackle big pharma’s high prices. Labour has shown it’s prepared to use them. Heidi Chow for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Expensive medicines are a growing problem the world over and for too long big pharma has been able to charge extortionate… »

30.09.2019

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in Kyoto, Japan

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in Kyoto, Japan

On the 29th of September, during the public symposium: “Advancing to the ideal of a world free of nuclear weapons and wars” organised by Pugwash Japan, Religions for Peace Japan, the Nagasaki University Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, and the Meijigakuin University International Peace Research Institute, the Japanese language… »

30.09.2019

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Kenya is running the world’s most ambitious basic income pilot yet, but will its results be enough to forge a whole new approach to poverty reduction? Caroline Teti for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial… »

27.09.2019

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

By Mohamed Elmaazi for The Canary The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to “close all detention centers”, “reject any immigration system based on incomes” or a person’s “utility to business”,… »

27.09.2019

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

For decades a closed network of lobbyists and journalists policed what was politically possible. Now a democratic uprising is transforming the debate. Laurie Macfarlane for openDemocracy 26 September 2019 A common criticism of left-wing politics is that activists always know what they are against, but struggle… »

26.09.2019

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Press Release Colonialism Reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the permanent restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of the colonialism, stopping to procrastinate about a necessary step of the human evolution. In… »

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