Boycotting Apple and Amazon over National R*fle Association streaming app

Boycotting Apple and Amazon over National R*fle Association streaming app
Activists are calling for a one-day boycott of Apple and Amazon on March 1st because they host an app streaming material for the American National R*fle Association. In many European countries advertising cigarettes is banned because encouraging behaviour that damages health is considered socially and legally unacceptable. So it makes [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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Beyond elimination – rethinking democracy

landesgemeinde rethinking democracy
That Donald Trump is a grave danger to humanity leaves no doubt. That his supporters and backers are criminal in their intention to ransack the world and blight the poor, the marginalised and the needy for their own gain is clear to see. But let not the looming catastrophe blind us to the fact that, above all, it is the functioning of the democratic system that needs fixing... [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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Trump guilty of crimes against humanity

Irma denying climate breakdown

Trump is guilty of crimes against humanity. Enough is enough. Let's call a spade a spade. As record-breaking Hurricane Irma devastates islands in the Caribbean and heads towards Florida, as Houston reels under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, as forest fires rage through the drought-stricken west coast of the US, not to mention massive flooding around the world, Trump stands up in front of oil workers in a North Dakota refinery and boasts about quitting the Paris climate deal and giving the go-ahead for several major oil pipelines...

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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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Every life matters!

Murdered Palestinian girl

Enough is enough. The violence has to stop! Eight-year-old Aseel Tareq Abu Oun was killed after being rammed by an Israeli settler's car, near Furush Beit Dajan area, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The girl was leaving a supermarket with a friend when she was struck and killed in broad daylight in front of her father. In a time of wide-spread violence and rampant disregard for life, it is so easy to banalise a death here and a murder there. Aseel Tareq Abu Oun was not just another victim. Every life matters! It is our responsibility to shout that from the roof tops...

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Who said climate change didn’t exist?

Who said climate change didn't exist?
Hurricane Harvey and climate change denial - just one more recipe for disaster. Who said climate change didn't exist? How is it possible to be so blind or short-sighted when proof is screaming at you from Texas as well as from many other places around the world? It's a crime to deny such massive devastation and prolonged hardship especially of the less well-off with the short-term goal of filling the coffers of a limited number of people... [Read More]
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An Almighty Joke

Almighty joke
Almighty joke? Erect soldiers standing to attention by the path side to greet the day after a night of violent storms. Well at least the Almighty Architect had a sense of humour. Seeing the state of the world, there was some doubt about that. Or maybe he or she just had a limited palette of forms to chose from... [Read More]
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