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15.02.2015

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

Human Wrongs Watch The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus this year is “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”* With the slogan, ‘No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soil’, the 2015… »

03.02.2015

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

Human Wrongs Watch 3 February 2015 (RT)* — National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students on Monday, telling them that mass surveillance can actually harm the ability to prevent terrorist attacks while also being detrimental to personal privacy. Speaking at Upper Canada College in… »

27.01.2015

Science, belief, meaning and objectification

Science, belief, meaning and objectification

By Javier Zorrilla Eguren & Edmundo De la Torre Ugarte Humanist Centre of Studies, New Civilisation, Lima-Perú We usually understand science as an activity that interprets and transforms the world based on the logical organisation of data, validated by a method of control, within a set… »

27.01.2015

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Human Wrongs Watch  Bonn, Germany – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, on 19 January 2015 agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and… »

25.01.2015

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed… »

23.01.2015

‘Social media encourages people to live lives online and accept Big Brother’s all seeing-eye’

‘Social media encourages people to live lives online and accept Big Brother’s all seeing-eye’

Human Wrongs Watch 22 January 2015 (RT)* — Today we live our lives through the internet but we have to take a responsibility to protect our privacy as our governments can’t guarantee that intelligence agencies don’t spy on us, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT. RT: What… »

22.01.2015

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Human Wrongs Watch 19 January 2015 — Tonight, an Aurora Borealis graced UNESCO’s Globe in Paris. The Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon only seen in much higher latitudes, were reproduced by artist Kari Kola on the UNESCO Headquarters in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015, which… »

21.01.2015

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Londoner Ross Milburn, an IT writer now living in Hong Kong, introduces his book Adaptive Society as follows: “The horror of war set me on a lifelong quest to discover why human government is so bad, in spite of the intelligence, morality, and loyal nature of most individuals, and the… »

08.01.2015

Open letter to Modi and Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the USA

Open letter to Modi and Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the USA

We, as concerned and democratic citizens of India, and the US, welcome the coming together of two of the largest democracies of the world to work together to protect the rights of their citizens and their biodiversity. Both nations were founded on the principles of freedoms of our people, and… »

06.01.2015

Bad Science? How can we tell?

Bad Science? How can we tell?

We recently published in Pressenza, and in good faith, an article about Monsanto’s production of yet another horrible, horrible substance, with the scary potential to inflict ‘autism in half of our children’. The ‘expert’ raising the alarm in this case, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, appeared to… »

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