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24.11.2016

Seeking the True Path

Seeking the True Path

One of the more subtle manifestations of the intimate link between (unconscious) human emotions and behaviour is illustrated by the simple concept of choice and how this is so often reduced to a dichotomy between two bad options. In such circumstances, most people choose whatever… »

23.11.2016

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to negotiate for the total elimination… »

23.11.2016

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

The media has been taken by the “surprise” election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Everyone is trying to understand. What happened to the female vote? The Latino vote? The number of abstentions, the highest in the past 20 years? Of course we have more answers than… »

19.11.2016

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

By Emilio Godoy* “Donald Trump will not stop me from getting to the U.S.,” said Juan, a 35-year-old migrant from Nicaragua, referring to the Republican president-elect who will govern that country as of Jan. 20. Juan, who worked as a street vendor in his… »

18.11.2016

The Rise of Donald J. Trump and Systemic Crisis

The Rise of Donald J. Trump and Systemic Crisis

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez Donald J. Trump’s election as president-elect of the United States is a defining moment for the United States and the world. The Trumpian triumph, simply put, represents the unraveling of the post-World War II regime that defined the “American Century” and the contours of the global… »

18.11.2016

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

In media news, Facebook is coming under fire from critics who say the social media giant helped swing the election for Donald Trump by failing to crack down on an epidemic of fake news articles targeting Hillary Clinton. Such articles drew millions of clicks and featured such phony… »

16.11.2016

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

In early 2011, as the Arab Spring was moving across North Africa and the Middle East, small groups of nonviolent activists in Syria, which has been under martial law since 1963, started protesting against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad and demanding democratic reforms, the… »

16.11.2016

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

13.11.2016

Calexit Yes

Calexit Yes

California should secede from the United States, kick out the U.S. military, withhold all its U.S. taxes, invest in its infrastructure and educational systems, lead the world in sustainable energy, welcome refugees and immigrants, join the International Criminal Court, join and push for the democratization of the United… »

13.11.2016

Un-Trump the World

Un-Trump the World

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives Matter!” and similar anti-Trump inspired slogans. They didn’t hand out flyers or interact with other people at all, though… »

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