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22.08.2016

Sailing to the Arctic with the People Who Call It Home

Sailing to the Arctic with the People Who Call It Home

Human Wrongs Watch By Farrah Khan* 18 August, 2016 (Greenpeace) – The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting. The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. »

21.08.2016

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

Human Wrongs Watch 15 August 2016 (RT)* – We have activists who have been detained for saying that they would like to do something – not the fact that they had done something – and this is a worrying trend, Annie Machon, former MI5 agent, told RT. Scotland… »

13.08.2016

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

In the context of the World Social Forum 2016, taking place this time in Montreal, Canada, a conference on the importance of free software was held at McGill University on August 11. On this occasion, two speakers discussed of the following topic: “Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software,… »

01.08.2016

Open Source in Drug research: there is still hope

Open Source in Drug research: there is still hope

Open-source research, which began as open source science and rapidly became a counterculture movement in the software industry in the last two decades, has given birth to well known products such as Linux, a credible alternative to Microsoft’s Windows. The collaborative approach of open source science has been proposed now… »

26.07.2016

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

The following is a statement from IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the completion of the first circumnavigation of the globe by the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: “I am delighted to congratulate Solar Impulse on its pioneering round-the-world flight fuelled entirely by energy… »

17.07.2016

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Human Wrongs Watch By Dr Vandana Shiva* 11 July 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns:  “One possible… »

27.06.2016

Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)

Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)

Electronic Frontier Foundation Defending your rights in the digital world Video conference for campus and community organizers (June 2016)   Are you part of a campus or community organization concerned about digital rights? If not, do you want to raise a… »

24.06.2016

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Today, Julian Assange told average citizens to not be too scared at the prospect of online privacy being invaded at the event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom” organised by International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, in Quito Ecuador. The founder of Wikileaks was addressing… »

17.06.2016

CRISPR: The Editing of Human Genes

CRISPR: The Editing of Human Genes

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2016 presents Groundbreaking Discoveries to the Public – CRISPR: The Editing of Human Genes By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Groundbreaking scientific discoveries have shaped the way we see the world. Nobody today will doubt, that the world is round; everyone has… »

12.06.2016

New UN Scientific Tool to Measures Rate of Global Urbanization

New UN Scientific Tool to Measures Rate of Global Urbanization

Human Wrongs Watch With the urban growth boom driving trends that will affect all aspects of sustainable development, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) on 9 June 2016 released details of a new scientific tool that measures the rate of global urbanization, its characteristics, and the… »

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