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16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

15.09.2018

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet’s most powerful platforms? “You achieve bullshit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as… »

12.09.2018

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

By ADAM RAMSAY 10 September 2018 for openDemocracy Deserted by members, right-wing parties serve the rich, while people have flocked to centre and left alternatives, only to be smeared as “dogs” and “Trots”. The SNP has more members than the Conservatives. Labour is the biggest… »

09.09.2018

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

By EMILY KAWANO 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world that puts people and planet front and center, rather than the pursuit of… »

08.09.2018

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

Michael Moore’s new film shows how deep political dysfunction—and failure of democrats—set stage for Trump “Donald J. Trump did not just fall from the sky. His rise to the presidency was not an aberration and should not have come as a shock.” by Julia Conley, staff writer  for… »

07.09.2018

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

Ingvild Bode, University of Kent for The Conversation A dividing line is emerging in the debate over so-called killer robots. Many countries want to see new international law on autonomous weapon systems that can target and kill people without human intervention. But those countries already developing such weapons… »

05.09.2018

The African Great Green Wall project: a breath of fresh air

The African Great Green Wall project: a breath of fresh air

From The Great Green Wall The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded… »

05.09.2018

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and… »

04.09.2018

Life’s purpose rests in our mind’s spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

Life’s purpose rests in our mind’s spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University for The Conversation What is the purpose of life? Whatever you may think is the answer, you might, from time to time at least, find your own definition unsatisfactory. After all, how can one say why any living creature is on Earth in just… »

03.09.2018

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

“We are at a crossroads. By acting together, we can end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate we all depend on.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer  for Common Dreams “Change only happens when people rise up to demand it.” That is one of the… »

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