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

Sunset over lake

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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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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We the People at Bonn COP

We the People at Bonn COP
Democracy Now is broadcasting all this week from the climate summit in Bonn. In this extract, we see the protest of climate activists from the We the People movement against the one and only session organised at the summit by the Tr*ump administration ... [Read More]
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Don’t talk about guns after a massacre

Don't talk about guns after a massacre
Seen from abroad this rabid attachment to guns, in which individuals proudly stockpile deadly weapons, despite the slaughter gun-possession leads to verges on collective madness. When are Americans going to have the courage to stand up and say "No!" to guns?... [Read More]
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Puerto Rico: ‘We are dying,’ says San Juan’s mayor

Puerto Rico: 'We are dying,' says San Juan's mayor

As Trump criticises the mayor of San Juan, how I wish that I could banish the man and his cronies to the most remote and devastated part of Puerto Rica.

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Climate breakdown says George Monbiot, not change

George Mombiot

Climate breakdown, not climate change. The words we use to discuss an issue like the impact of climate on the world have an important effect on the way we communicate and the way we understand what is happening. George Monbiot underlines this fact in an article entitled Natural Language saying: If we want people to engage with the living world, we should stop using such constipated terms to describe our relationship to it. ...

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