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05.10.2016

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

The Syrian armed forces need to retake the eastern part of Aleppo occupied by rebels. The job of Avaaz is to get public opinion to oppose this military operation, by portraying it as nothing but a joint Russian-Syrian effort to murder civilians, especially children… Syria is the victim of a… »

03.10.2016

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

Idiotes was the word used in Athenian democracy to describe those only preoccupied with their own, selfish interests, concerned almost exclusively with private, as opposed to public, affairs. They declined to take part in public life, such as democratic government and voting in the Citizens Assembly. They were also seen,… »

03.10.2016

Colombia: We need to learn peace

Colombia: We need to learn peace

On the 2nd of October, the International day of Nonviolence, the people of Colombia went to the polling stations.  After the agreement signed between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC on the 26th of September after four years of negotiation, Colombia had to decide between YES or… »

25.09.2016

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

Analysis by Ramesh Jaura NEW YORK (IDN) – One day ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution on reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago. »

23.09.2016

Is there legality upon injustice?

Is there legality upon injustice?

By QuatroV–4V The Apartheid was “legal”. Slavery was “legal”. Colonialism was “legal”. The Nazism was “legal”. Legality it is a power issue, not a Justice one. »

22.09.2016

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

By Ana Carvallo-Phillips Often absent from the fear-driven media frenzy surrounding the Islamic State and France’s recent terror attacks in Nice and Paris the less acknowledged reasons may be found behind the augmenting violence in France and the rest of Europe. Aside from a reckless foreign policy, including… »

19.09.2016

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

September 15, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header “North Dakota versus Amy Goodman.” The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota… »

18.09.2016

Kuwait Urged to Redouble Efforts to Stop Trafficking, Exploiting Domestic Workers

Kuwait Urged to Redouble Efforts to Stop Trafficking, Exploiting Domestic Workers

By Baher Hamal  Human Wrongs Watch . While welcoming Kuwait’s commitment to fight trafficking in persons, a United Nations human rights expert on 14 September 2016 urged the Government to further strengthen its assistance and… »

17.09.2016

Daniel Latorre on Face 2 Face

Daniel Latorre on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Daniel Latorre, specialist on urban design and digital engagement using technology. Daniel underline the importance of being critical when considering design interventions for public places and urban development. More of his works at Wise City www.thewisecity.org… »

16.09.2016

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

The overpriced, uncertain, risky and technologically obsolete by the time it’s finished Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station and the useless, unaffordable, immoral and probably illegal Trident Nuclear Weapons System about to be renewed will take out of the British money pot around £120bn.(about 1/6th of the… »

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