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18.01.2014

The City, the banks and the EU – all in it together

The City, the banks and the EU – all in it together

By Tom Lines for New Internationalist. Reproduced with permission. A few times a year – we don’t know exactly how often – 52 people meet in a room in London. We think they meet in the Guildhall. While most ordinary people know nothing about these meetings, the British government… »

15.01.2014

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Pressenza Note – The US is in the process of signing Free Trade Agreements: Trans Pacific and with the EU. Both have been highlighted as disasters waiting to happen in [9terms of the potential to increase inequalities, destroy local economies, increase privatisation of Health Services and remove environmental protection. We… »

15.01.2014

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environment Chapter

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environment Chapter

WikiLeaks Press Release Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs’ Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. »

13.01.2014

UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

Press Release from Atos National Demo By Dan Ashman for Occupy News Network Next month people from across the country will gather nationally outside every ATOS centre to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people receiving employment support allowance and its predecessors incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance. Spearheaded… »

13.01.2014

Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?

Sweden’s Prostitution Solution:  Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried  This Before?

By the Women’s Justice Centre In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that ‘prostitution will always be with us’, one country’s success stands out as a solitary beacon lighting the way. In just five years Sweden… »

13.01.2014

Organic Mega Flow Battery Promises Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

Science Daily reports on Jan. 8, 2014 — A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The novel… »

10.01.2014

When foreign investors sue the state

When foreign investors sue the state

Global Trends by Martin Khor for  Third World Network The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. ————————————————– In the recent public debate surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an… »

28.12.2013

Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change, Study Shows

Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change, Study Shows

Daily Science reports on research carried out at the University of Edinburgh regarding the relationship between climate change and solar cycles. Dec. 22, 2013 — Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a… »

26.12.2013

3-D Tissue Printing: Cells from the Eye Inkjet-Printed for the First Time

3-D Tissue Printing: Cells from the Eye Inkjet-Printed for the First Time

Science Daily Report. “Dec. 18, 2013 — A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough, which has been detailed in a paper published today, 18 December, in IOP Publishing’s journalBiofabrication,… »

24.12.2013

Book Review: Coffee with Silo and the Quest for Meaning in Life

Book Review: Coffee with Silo and the Quest for Meaning in Life

A book by Pressenza co-director and first time author, Tony Robinson, has recently been published in Hungary.  It’s an autobiographical work which charts the author’s experiences as an activist in the Humanist Movement over 20 years but spans from his birth on the island of Guernsey off the coast of… »

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