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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… »

13.12.2018

Piketty’s proposal to remake Europe

Piketty’s proposal to remake Europe

By Howard Richards In the midst of more than one crisis, a stellar group of left-leaning intellectuals led by Thomas Piketty has written a proposal to remake Europe. It includes a manifesto, a treaty establishing what would amount to a new European legislature, and a budget. Details can be found… »

09.12.2018

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

By Pamela Velásquez. On December 5 and 6, the Regional Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas was held in Santiago, Chile. It was attended by 23 Latin American and Caribbean States, representatives of governments and civil society, the United Nations and… »

06.08.2018

Population and the Environment

Population and the Environment

By John Scales Avery One hopes that human wisdom and ethics will continue to grow, but unlimited growth of population and industry on a finite earth is a logical impossibility. Today we are pressing against the… »

05.07.2018

Combatants For Peace

Combatants For Peace

Israeli military forces have arrived at the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar (Westbank, between Jerusalem & Jericho) with bulldozers and heavy equipment prepared to demolish the village. For those of you who are unaware, Khan al Ahmar is home to a large number of Palestinians. These people, originally… »

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