Denouncing shocking poverty levels in the US

Denouncing shocking poverty levels in the US

A UN Human Rights Council report reveals the shocking level of poverty in the United States. In an interview on Democracy Now with Philip Alston, author of the report, it was mentioned that the US is the only country in the world where the overall life expectancy is decreasing.

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Say no to elimination

Say no to elimination

Elimination is the keyword that runs through many of the atrocious tales that assail us from around the world. Elimination is a solution to no problem. The wish to eliminate others as the source of our problems is based on a wildly false premise,...

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Stop the warmongering

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Bombs are never an answer to problems, no more than guns are. Repeatedly resorting to weapons as a solution to complex, conflictual situations should not be seen as a sign of strength or intelligence. It is an admission of weakness, of inability, of failure, of lack of imagination, even of insanity...

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Who cares? We do!

Who cares? We do!
While people drool over the sex scandals of the US president, more pressing and life-threatening issues go unattended... [Read More]
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Tribute: young people show the way

Tribute: young people show the way
“We were always taught from a very early age to be the change we wish to see in the world…” Elijah Abraham, student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school... [Read More]
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Gender transgression and the binary nature of a women’s day

Gender transgression and the binary nature of a women’s day
The fact that an International Women’s Day is eminently binary is troubling. It might just be words playing tricks on us, but it is worth exploring... There are very good grounds to celebrate and encourage those who push back the boundaries of what being a woman or girl means... [Read More]
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Women’s Day 2018

Women's Day 2018
International women's Day 2018. "We are strong. We bow to no one. We are the creative force of this world. We give birth to the future, our future..." Annie Wight, Stories People Tell... [Read More]
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Trump misses his target, yet again

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The whole farcical situation of the Trump presidency underlines the fact that not everybody, no matter how bloated their ego or how bent on destruction their followers, is suited to head a country... [Read More]
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Brexit and the fantasies that ensue

Brexit and the fantasies that ensue
Brexit: what better illustration of how a new word can become the vehicle for so much wishful thinking, so many fantasies and such terrible nightmares, as well as a festering breeding-ground for divisive thinking and extreme ideologies. First of all, there was a vote. A referendum. Living as I do [Read More]
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Bacon kills…

Bacon kills...
The health-devastating choices of a meat industry seeking to maximise their profits are evident. Those players have sought to cover-up the truth using moves lifted straight from the tobacco industry's playbook... [Read More]
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