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17.03.2019

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

By Howard Richards Certainly, we all should be grateful to Thomas Piketty and Yanis Varoufakis. Nobody has worked harder or more intelligently for the common good. But gratitude does not entail agreement. That a lot of hard work and brain power and grassroots participation and collaborative teamwork… »

16.03.2019

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

By Ignacio Torres, Community Manager and Humanist Activist. The terrorist attack perpetrated by white supremacists in New Zealand has had as an even more brutal feature with the live streaming by one of the killers in the act of committing the crime. The real time broadcast of the murder of… »

10.03.2019

Sexual abuse by clergy

Sexual abuse by clergy

I take this opportunity to address you today with the conviction that you are as shocked as I am by the revelations about the overwhelming number of particularly horrendous cases of sexual abuse that have been committed by a considerable number of clergymen around the world. If there is one… »

08.02.2019

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

By Howard Richards Now a hue and cry has gone up that Europe is in danger. The continued existence of Europe’s core ideals –of its very essence– is said to be threatened. The occasion of today’s hue and cry is the possibility that the populist far right might sweep the… »

08.02.2019

Letter to the World and to Venezuela

Letter to the World and to Venezuela

By Alejandro Ochoa According to the first paragraph of Article 71 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: “The matters of special national interest may be subjected to Consultant Referendum by the initiative of The President of the Republic, together with the ministries´ council; by agreement of the… »

03.02.2019

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

By Juan Gómez, World Centre for Humanist Studies. Let’s think about the necessary conditions for Peace and Nonviolence to prosper and, while we’re at it, the necessary characteristics that lead to conflict and confrontation. In terms of “nature”, all human beings have in their inner make up a birth ego… »

22.01.2019

What is the Question?

What is the Question?

By Howard Richards “The question is whether finance will promote economic growth and rising living standards or create unproductive credit and use government to enforce creditor claims by imposing austerity and reducing large swathes of the population to debt peonage.” This précis of the pickle that is our prison was… »

01.01.2019

Will 2019 bring opportunities to change the system?

Will 2019 bring opportunities to change the system?

By Howard Richards Some of us think 2008 was a lost opportunity. Humanity had a chance to change course to save itself and the biosphere. We blew it. Could 2019 be a second chance? The reason why 2008, instead of some other recent year, stands… »

31.12.2018

Solidarity Economy to Change the Course of History: Six Theses for Conversation

Solidarity Economy to Change the Course of History: Six Theses for Conversation

By Howard Richards 1. A new economy (or economies), in other words a new social structure (or structures), whose principle is solidarity, is necessary, not optional. 2. It is impossible to construct the new economy using only the best-known old methods for changing society (legislation, revolution, electoral politics, nonviolent resistance,… »

21.12.2018

The future of peace in the world

The future of peace in the world

By Juan Gómez “I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and build a better life for their children…” ~J.F.Kennedy Frequently we ask ourselves if peace is possible. Many… »

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