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06.12.2018

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

On this show we speak with Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza news agency, about the political situation in South America and the growing antihumanist unrest. Pía gives her perspective on this moment and offers proposals for what humanists can do in front of the current situation. »

04.12.2018

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The tyranny of human rights violations – planned and alleged goes unabated across the globe. Late American historian Howard Zinn must have sensed the human cries against Nature and called “Tyranny is tyranny.” Nobody seems to care for the dried-ink paper written words and meanings… »

01.12.2018

A World Federation

A World Federation

By John Scales Avery A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD   The present United Nations Charter After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco California. The purpose… »

29.11.2018

“Stop the Tears”, weekend of action on December 1 – 2

“Stop the Tears”, weekend of action on December 1 – 2

On November 25, 2018, U.S. Border Agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of immigrants crossing into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, including young children. These policies are cruel and unjustified, and must be loudly rejected. The people who were fired upon are fleeing dangerous conditions and… »

28.11.2018

Capitalism must be turned inside out

Capitalism must be turned inside out

By Hadrien Coumans Capitalism hasn’t evolved since 1609 when the corporate and destructive Dutch West India Company arrived in Manhattan to colonize and then built the wall to keep the Lenape out, which Wall Street was named after. The only source of fresh drinking water, in Manhattan known as Collect… »

27.11.2018

Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

By Anna Kucirkova Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth. People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create. Global climate change and the exponential increase in population has led… »

23.11.2018

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

On this show we speak with Vera Parra, organizer with Movimiento Cosecha in New Jersey. Vera speaks about her immigration reform organizing and about working with organized labor to gain the leverage needed to pass legislation offering legalization to around 22 million undocumented people in the country. »

10.11.2018

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday (Nov. 8th, 2018) in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They contend that the three… »

07.11.2018

Face 2 Face with Harpreet Toor

Face 2 Face with Harpreet Toor

On this show we speak with Harpreet Toor, a leader in the Sikh community in New York City, who tells us how his face ended up on MTA buses and subway platforms. He also describes his involvement in the production of the movie “Learning to Drive.”… »

03.11.2018

The importance of Alternative Media

The importance of Alternative Media

By John Scales Avery The superficiality of today’s television Social critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book “Amusing Ourselves to Death”. He wrote: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was… »

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