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textThe right to water and 7 challenges to the welfare state by B Schusta, S Wixforth & S Pirklbauer
Visions need concrete, tangible measures that provide security in times of uncertainty and reliably carry all people through the huge changes. The sooner the challenges to the welfare state are recognized and addressed, the sooner the indispensable ecological transformation will also become a social one....
Posted: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 11:13am PST
textThere is nothing to fear from China by Hans Bohler and Klaus von Dohnanyi
Non-interference in the affairs of other states and emphasis on what united them for mutual benefit were thus an important element of Chinese notions of cooperation from very early on, just as in Chinese philosophy existence presupposes coexistence. Individual rationality was supplemented in China early on by relational rationality....
Posted: Sat, Jan 28, 2023 10:15am PST
textTurn of the times and Negotiations instead of truce by Herbert Bertsch and Peter Wahl
"Public opinion continues to cling to pragmatism and pacifism. Skepticism toward military means has even increased since the beginning of the war." For example, in a May poll, 49 percent thought, "The most important thing is to end the war as soon as possible, even if that means Ukraine ceding control of territory to Russia."...
Posted: Tue, Jan 24, 2023 7:02am PST
textConcerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda by Anjoulie Woodhead
World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt...
Posted: Fri, Jan 20, 2023 3:55pm PST
textUtopias and Dystopias as Places of Mental Retreat and Cooperation with China by Dieter Funke and Michael Klare
Joe Biden and his foreign policy team are in many ways still entrenched in the Cold War era, and his administration has generally taken a far more antagonistic stance toward China than Obama. It is not surprising, then, that the progress Kerry made with his Chinese interlocutors in Glasgow largely fizzled out as tensions over Taiwan grew more intense....
Posted: Fri, Dec 30, 2022 6:18am PST
textAstonishment. The Beginning and End of Theology by Werner Neuer, Ivan Illich & Eugen Drewermann
Debt relief is absolutely essential. Making persons morally liable who are materially in debt is a mistake. Condemning the helpless and broken is completely wrong. They urgently need help. Forgiveness of material debts and moral offenses is one and the same for Jesus. Human existence is crucial....
Posted: Wed, Dec 28, 2022 6:01am PST
textThe Prince of Hell and Peace in Ukraine is possible by Roberto J De Puente and Jeffrey Sachs
There is little truth in war. If you want to survive, any means must necessarily be acceptable. In this scenario, lying is not a sin, not something to be outlawed, but simply an option to achieve one's own goals. It is therefore normality. Basically, no one who is in a war can be accused of lying, because the logics of humanity and decency are then suspended....
Posted: Wed, Dec 21, 2022 2:46am PST
textWar in Ukraine. Nato taboos fall by R Bathon, H Neuber, P Fess & R Streck
This military-scientific glorification of a war that has long been hopeless for both sides, which is also supported by some media, leads to the postulation of the prospect of victory against one's better judgment. What is meant, however, is more likely a victorious peace. A peace that can only lead to new wars that will possibly be even more catastrophic....
Posted: Fri, Dec 16, 2022 12:00pm PST
textMake an American dream possible in Ukraine: The case for renewable energy democracy by Igor Tregub
While the war on Ukraine, to those who don’t have ties there, may seem like an endless conflict raging thousands of miles away from our home, what we do as Californians to choose our energy supply has a deep impact on bringing this nightmare - which every night keeps me awake and scared for the safety of my loved ones - to an end. We owe it to our shared humanity to act decisively today. We can and must choose people over profit....
Posted: Tue, Dec 13, 2022 1:32pm PST
textHow critical journalists are muzzled in Europe by Ralf Streck
Besides the case of Julian Assange, the case of the Basque Pablo González has stood out for almost a year now. Poland wants to keep him in solitary confinement for at least a year without presenting any evidence for the accusations of alleged espionage for Russia. His offense is apparently to have done research in eastern Ukraine, which alarms Ukrainian and Polish intelligence....
Posted: Sat, Dec 10, 2022 11:22am PST
textUN Climate Conference Agrees on Fund to Address Climate Change Impacts in Developing Count by Anjoulie Woodhead
COP27 Agreement Asserts Climate Change Results in High Debts and Development Failures...
Posted: Fri, Nov 25, 2022 9:57am PST
textMisjudgments and Biden's foreign policy by Peter Vonnahme and Jeffrey Sachs
Russia is to blame for our gas shortage, rising prices and high inflation. That's what the newspapers say, that's what you hear on the news and that's what presenters claim. Of course, this is not true. But the constant repetition of false claims shapes the public consciousness. This is evident from the fact that most invited talk show guests take such claims for granted....
Posted: Sun, Nov 20, 2022 9:33am PST
textOnline events w) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Medea Benjamin, Jeremy Lent, Naomi Klein, and others by Toward increased Networking
Here are about 14 online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 4:00 pm today (Thursday, 11/17), featuring people such as adrienne maree brown, Susan Raffo, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Cornel West, Prachi Patankar, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Medea Benjamin, Dean Spade, Mariana Mazzucato, Jeremy Lent, Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all ...
Posted: Thu, Nov 17, 2022 3:44pm PST
textNon-western news sources for the Protests in Iran by Women, Life, Freedom
As most of you probably know, major protests have been taking place in Iran since Jina Amini (also known as Mahsa Amini) died on September 16th, after being arrested for not properly wearing her hijab (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahsa_Amini_protests ). Now, some protesters are being given death sentences (see: https://english.jagran.com/world/kurdish-rapper-faces-execution-in-iran-for-supporting-protests-against-mahsa-aminis-death-10054060 ). Therefore, I'm wondering what are som...
Posted: Mon, Nov 14, 2022 8:20am PST
textCharity means toppling the powerful from their thrones and The cry of the poor by Julia Lis, Benedikt Kern & Roland Rottenfusser
There is no distinction between structural violence, which is the basis of the capitalist social order, and counter-violence. "First of all, I would like to state that there is a violence from which all other violence derives: violence number one - the violence of injustices that exist everywhere, the violence of oppression." (Dom Helder Camara), the original violence....
Posted: Sun, Nov 13, 2022 9:26am PST
textAgainst the cannabilism of capital by N Fraser, H Rackwitz & A Demirovic
People feel an urgency to connect rather than disconnect. The fact that concepts of intersectionality, ecosocialism, and a feminism of social reproduction are experiencing such resurgence is a testament to this yearning for connection. I see an incredible amount of creativity among those who are trying to develop new theories and models that make these connections....
Posted: Sat, Nov 5, 2022 7:40am PDT
textBiden and 90 Other Heads of State Descend on COP27 United Nations Climate Summit by Anjoulie Woodhead
Resources for Climate Action and Poor are Major Themes for Egypt Meetings...
Posted: Fri, Nov 4, 2022 1:28pm PDT
textLet the advertising die! by Christian Kreiss and Tim Jackson
Advertising leads to useless purchases because it often persuades consumers to have needs instead of satisfying existing desires. This leads to excessive consumption of resources and materials and thus damages the environment. The advertising industry represents a waste of human creativity for profit purposes and stimulates cut-throat competition among supplier companies....
Posted: Wed, Nov 2, 2022 10:14am PDT
textOnline events w) Chomsky, Loretta Ross, Park Cannon, Jason Moore, Robin D.G. Kelley, etc. by Toward increased Networking
Here are about 24 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11:00 am tomorrow, 10/31), featuring people such as Richard Wolff, Noam Chomsky, Robin Hahnel, Leah Litman, Sherrilyn Ifill, Wendy Weiser, Loretta Ross, Park Cannon, Jason Moore, Robin D.G. Kelley, Becca Andrews, Gerald Horne, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Jason Stanley and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are a...
Posted: Sun, Oct 30, 2022 8:04pm PDT
textHow an ominous guru became a billionaire by Jones Kevin
The notorious Baba Ramdev is a controversial figure on the Indian business scene, and regularly accused of having connections to sects and nationalist groups, both for business interests and ideological motivations. At the head of Patanjali, he amassed a fortune in obscure conditions. We have investigated to shed some light on the business dealings of a Yoga guru, who sometimes lacks a little zen....
Posted: Fri, Oct 28, 2022 6:13am PDT
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