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01.01.2017

US Legislators Place Atheists on Equal Footing with Faith Groups

US Legislators Place Atheists on Equal Footing with Faith Groups

A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of religion or belief has welcomed the United States’ legislative amendments aimed at protecting non-believers and atheists. “This is an important development, as believers, atheists and non-believers must all be equally protected,” on 28 December 2016 said the newly appointed Special Rapporteur… »

01.01.2017

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

On January 15th, acTVism Munich will be hosting the event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” to take place in the event location Muffathalle in Munich, Germany. The following experts will be present: Edward Snowden, Jeremy Scahill, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Paul Jay, Richard Wolff & Srecko Horvat. »

31.12.2016

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump, who hasn’t… »

31.12.2016

The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming

By Oliver Stone As 2016 draws to a close, we find ourselves a deeply unsettled nation. We’re unable to draw the lines of our national interest. Is it jobs and economy, is it national security, or is it now in our interest to ensure global security — in other words,… »

30.12.2016

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

By Johan Galtung To understand something we often compare it with something else. A recent Harvard study found 26.7% of world car production in China and 13.3% in USA; US economy bigger but China leading in export with 8 of the 12 biggest harbors;… »

30.12.2016

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

By Juan Francisco Lobo During the last days of December, Russia will host a round of diplomatic talks with Iran and Turkey. A hundred years ago, Ernst Jünger described a peculiar encounter with a frightened British officer in his account of trench warfare, Storm… »

30.12.2016

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

By Jorge Valero | EurActiv.com* Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama… »

29.12.2016

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. Proponents hope to prove such schemes boost people’s motivation to find work. Starting in January, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will begin receiving 560… »

29.12.2016

Civil liberties versus law enforcement – hackers debate in Hamburg

Civil liberties versus law enforcement – hackers debate in Hamburg

Can the state collect the data of its citizens in the name of security? Can citizens encrypt their data to combat such an intrusion? Europe’s largest meeting of hackers debates the issues. It is unusually dark in the Hamburg Congress Center these days. Lighting has been dimmed to… »

29.12.2016

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Israel’s suspension of relations with the UN Security Council member nations that voted for the resolution—powerful countries including the U.K. and France—has effectively realized a goal of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. By Ken Klippenstein / AlterNet December 28, 2016       The United… »

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