Covid 19 & the Forgotten Working Class

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By Jack Rasmus We hear a lot these days about providing benefits and income for the tens of millions of workers who are being laid off,...

Unelectability, Sovereignty and Occupy

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By Thomas Swann Highly popular candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn were deemed unelectable. In being described as unelectable, these politicians are being...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...

Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

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By Bryan Cranston Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Chosen Leaders, Proven Failures And Political Debacles – OpEd

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By James Petras The concepts, symbols and signs of the ruling class determine who will be the political “choices” for leaders and officials. Political elites...

Lesbian Culture Is Being Erased Because Investors Think Only Gay Men (And Straight People)...

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By Marcie Bianco Money is an ideology. It has value because we believe it does. Similarly, consumer confidence–the quintessential barometer for investors–holds incredible sway in...

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

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By Peter Koenig When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday,...

Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

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By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates...

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall...

Pay Secrecy

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By Adrian Furnham Even with today’s rapidly progressing society, there still exists a certain stigma towards the topic of salary or compensation. Employees have taken...

Capitalism in Intensive Care

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By Graham Vanbergen As the COVID crisis grips the world economy, Graham Vanbergen concludes that capitalism itself has suffered a near-fatal heart attack and that the...

Communities, Not Countries, are Best Equipped to Fix the World’s Economic Woes

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By Peter Block As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home–literally just around the corner,...

Internalised Racism in a World Filled with Color: The Case of Yellow-on-Yellow Racism

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Racism has been in debate for so long, whether it actually exists, is justified or just downright play. However, in a world full of...

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of...

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By Swenja Surminski With the passing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, efforts to fight the changing climate’s causes and consequences have received increased...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection on Values, Needs,...

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By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on...

A Change Must Come: Race and Reform in Workplace Law

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By Phillis H. Rambsy  Racial minorities seeking legal recourse for racial discrimination in the workplace often find that, if the law offers any remedies at all,...

The Frighteningly High Human and Financial Costs of War

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By Rami G Khouri The ravages and costs of war can persist for generations after the fighting and bombing stop. We have always known that war...

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...

Rebuilding Infected Economies: Without Deficits, Debt or Taxes

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By Dr Shann Turnbull European national and local governments possess the power to rebuild their infected economies with self-liquidating “Stamp Scrip” money. This could be achieved...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...

Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...

Zombie Politics

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By Alexander Cohen and Chase Pielak Zombies mirror deep seated cultural fears of lack of control, lawlessness, and powerlessness. In the modern world, they are a...

The Demise of Global Britain

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By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time...

Lessons from the Vietnam War

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By John Marciano Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in 1975, the central and most critical issue is the “struggle for memory”,...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

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By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries...

Five innovations that could shape the future of rail travel

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By Saikat Dutta What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail...

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

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By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

The Most Comprehensive Predictions Guide to 2021

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By Graham Vanbergen The year 2020 will inevitably be etched into our memories no matter how forgettable we want it to be. It was a...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...
Social Influencers

Ten Reasons Why Majority Of Millennial Wants To Be Social Influencers

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By Stella Lincoln Social media influencers have become significantly famous today. Here you become a blogger/influencer and have unique content; there, you gain thousands of...
Tim Cook and Facebook

What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

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"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...

Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

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By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies...

Agile Anarchy is the Name of the Future

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By Guido Stein and Alberto Barrachina To build agile organizations you must understand human relationships 1. Change> Transform Your Approach to Transformation This technical note explores some...

COVID vaccines will be here soon – in the meantime, here’s how to stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Happiness Is A Place Between Too Little And Too Much

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By Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen School meals are never termed “free” in Finland; they are simply called “lunch”. Alongside Sweden; Finland is one of...

The Future of Film

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By Holly Willis Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the 20th century, is in the midst of exciting transformation as the tools, practices, venues...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...

As the world watches US election, the appeal of America is diminished

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By Liam Kennedy A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the...
Taylor Swift at Grammys 2021

From Taylor Swift to BTS: Grammys 2021 Was a Much-needed Spectacle of Artistic Glory

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The 2021 Grammy Awards held last March 14 was, by all means, unconventionally spectacular on all accounts. From showcasing household names like Taylor Swift...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

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By Peter Koenig The NYT wrote yesterday, Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not...

The Iran Sanctions Act by US Congress – Versus the Multilateral Iran Accord

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By Dan Steinbock In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr. Steinbock takes a critical look at the at...
Trade Liberalisation

Trade Liberalisation, Comparative Advantage, and Economic Development: A Historical Perspective

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article critically analyses the theoretical and empirical basis of trade liberalisation and finds that the arguments of many mainstream...

The Story of Trump’s Perilous Iran Escalation

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By Dan Steinbock                                                           The Trump assassination of major general Qasem Soleimani reflects regime change efforts - withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, new...
Shutterstock/Fotyma Growing up in lockdown

Growing up in lockdown: young people give their perspectives

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By Professor Barry Percy-Smith Throughout the pandemic, decisions made by adults have had a significant impact on all aspects of young people’s lives, yet...

Superforcasters: What Pandemic Planners Can Learn From The World’s Best Predictors

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Experts got it catastrophically wrong, according to Dominic Cummings, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser. Cummings has argued that the UK government’s official scientific...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...
memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

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By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

Hate Crime Laws Are a Form of Discrimination

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By James Jacobs In a hierarchy of victims, where do murdered police officers belong? The move to conceptualise attacks on police as hate crime is...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

How Women Leaders Build Careers They Thrive In

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By Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noël Early career women understand that building a career and life they thrive in is no small feat. Instead,...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

How to Defeat Western Neo-Colonialism

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By Andre Vltchek The West managed to build its wealth, including the social nets, on plunder, deception, slavery and countless holocausts on all continents of...

How to Understand Syria’s “Proxy war” – And Who’s Fighting For Whom

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By Simon Mabon As another attempted ceasefire falls apart, the destruction of the Syrian people and state goes on. The country’s economy has been annihilated, and...
Generation Z

Generation Z: when it comes to behaviour, not all digital natives look alike

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By Elodie Gentina and Emma Parry Gradually over the past few years, the once-ubiquitous discussions about millennials are being replaced by an interest in the...

The New Tyranny: A Preface to the 2016 Elections in the United States

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By Timothy K. Kuhner Democracy in the United States has been replaced by a rival form of government premised upon the power of wealth. Not...

China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

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Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi...

Will Africa Feed China? “Begging with a Golden Bowl” Food Security and Commercial...

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By Deborah Brautigam In this excerpt from her book, ‘Will Africa Feed China?’, the author discusses China-Cameroon agricultural development and investment. On November 17, 2005, Yang...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...

Russian ‘Cyberattacking’ – When the Most Flagrant Lie Becomes the Truth

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By Peter Koenig  Democracy, what was left of it, has been gradually eviscerated throughout the world by Washington and its handlers. The New Future over...

The Ongoing Lebanese Financial Crisis: Can There be Justice for Private Foreign Banking Customers?

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By Kiran Nasir Gore and Charles H. Camp In October 2019, Lebanon’s domestic financial crisis finally started to make international headlines. Mass protests erupted with a focus on...

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

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By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen...

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

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By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and...

Why another lockdown might be needed in February 2021

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By Dr Peter Sivey and Dr James Gaughan England recently emerged from a four-week lockdown into a series of tiered restrictions, and there is good...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

America’s Shale Revolution and the Dangerous Myth of Energy Independence

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Proponents of energy independence enshrine America’s so-called “shale revolution” as a geopolitical game changer, enabling the United States...

Usury in the 21st Century

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By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a...

Gender Confessions and Postmodern Auto Da-Fé

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By Julian Vigo Transgender politics today function very similarly to auto da-fé where the subject must not only have something to confess, she is obligated...

The Insanity of Sustainability

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By Peter Koenig “Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War” – Plato. This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago....

The Bilderbergers in Switzerland

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By Peter Koenig The 67th Bilderberg Meeting will take place in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May – 2 June 2019, where the about 130 invitees...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...

The Rise of the Corporatocracy

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By Graham Vanbergen Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147...

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

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By Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

Why Gender Inequality Persists

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By Mary Evans Gender inequality persists throughout the world. Even if the forms of that inequality differ from those of the past, there are still...

Yemen – Prisoner Swap and What May be Behind it.

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By Peter Koenig Background The fourth batch of Yemeni detainees has arrived the in Sana’a as part of the largest prisoner swap between the country’s warring...

The 2016 Elections: “The Bad Losers” and What They Fear Losing

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By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems...

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

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By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one,...

ICC debacles – and the Philippines

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By Dr Dan Steinbock  After the Philippine withdrawal from the ICC, the battlelines against the Duterte government are politicized – and messy. In the first half...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

America’s first vampire was Black and revolutionary – it’s time to remember him

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By Sam George In April of 1819, a London periodical, the New Monthly Magazine, published The Vampyre: A Tale by Lord Byron. Notice of its publication...

Donald Trump is the Presidential Candidate the Republican Party Deserves

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By Lawrence Ware Republicans have had no problem using bigotry, often in subtle ways, to win elections. White supremacy is a well-established part of Republican...

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the...

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years...

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By Peter Koenig On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored...

What moments of uncertainty mean for war – and peace – between global rivals

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By Douglas B. Atkinson The coronavirus pandemic has inflamed existing tensions between China and the US. China blamed the US for spreading the virus across international...

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

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By Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, and Jonathan M. Gilligan Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise...
Denmark

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF – PressTV Interview

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By Peter Koenig Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of that, and how do they do it? – If so, this would  point to the...

What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and...

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By Helen Wall, Alex Balani and Derek Larkin While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing...

The Good, The Bad, and The Rational

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By Deborah Heikes Enlightenment thinkers tell us “all men are created equal” while simultaneously owning slaves, disenfranchising women, and supporting colonialism. The article offers solutions...

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