Opinion

After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?

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In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. Michael Howes The Conversation But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded. So why hasn’t… After 25 years… Read More »

How American women gained, lost, and are regaining their collective voice

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Women have been far more prominent in American politics throughout history than conventional wisdom might suggest. Kristin Goss VOX This the second post in a series on the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin’s induction into the US House of Representatives. Passing the statue… How American women… Read More »

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

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British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Giulio Meotti Gatestone Institute Muslims do not need to become the majority in the UK; they just need gradually to Islamize the most important cities. The change is… Londonistan: 423 New… Read More »

Outrage makes you feel good, but doesn’t change minds

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The left must learn that moral outrage will never win an argument Sonia Sodha The Guardian It took but a quick click, but even as I joined the collective expression of disgust on social media at last week’s Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page I felt a bit sheepish. Not because juxtaposing Outrage makes you… Read More »

April vote challenges established tutelage hegemony

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Reforming the Constitution is an absolute must to end coups, memorandum or coups attempts and the tutelage over Turkish… ÖMER BAYKAL Daily Sabah Turkey goes to the polls for the April 16 referendum to change its governing system and revise its… Indeed, holding the referendum has not always sounded great to the Turkish public since almost every past referendum, some… April vote challenges… Read More »

The Eurocrat’s days are numbered. Now who will the Tories blame?

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EU ‘red tape’ has been the Conservatives’ favourite excuse for 40… Matthew d’Ancona The Guardian Now, after the great repeal bill has done its work, the buck will stop with… You Brexit, you own it. Or to put it another way: once the repatriation of pooled sovereignty from the EU to these shores is… The Eurocrat’s days… Read More »

Liberation of Mosul: A new catastrophe?

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We are deeply concerned over the deteriorating plight of the civilians in Mosul, who are paying an excessively high price for their liberation from terrorists. Alexander Yakovenko RT We have seen devastating consequences of the first phase of the military operation in the eastern districts of Mosul, where the Coalition applied doubtful tactics to push terrorists out of the city. Those efforts led… Liberation of Mosul… Read More »

Get ready for the spiritual economy

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In 2013, the book The Spiritual Imperative: Sex, Age, and Caste Move the Future by American futurist Lawrence (Larry) Taub reached the top of the Japanese bestsellers list. Jan Krikke Asia Times Taub had attracted attention in Japan since the 1970s, giving lectures and predicting global developments. Some of his… Get ready for… Read More »

A lost history of cultural tolerance

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Unbeknownst to many, Qur’anic calligraphy still adorns stone pillars of certain Sicilian churches. Zaid M. Belbagi Arab News The best-known example is the “Bismillah” motif engraved into a column at La Martorana Cathedral in Palermo. Such pillars were… A lost history of… Read More »

New World Disorder – Disintegration Stage Commences

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The mainstream media has a new in vogue phrase and you are sure to have heard it by now – ‘the rules based international order (or system)’. Graham Vanbergen Global Research The Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London, commonly known as Chatham House commented a several years ago that“Economic and political upheavals are emboldening… New World Disorder… Read More »

Black and Proud. Even if Strangers Can’t Tell.

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My 11-year-old is understated, but not shy. Rebecca Carroll The New York Times He likes to bake, loves video games, is loyal to his friends and, biased as I may be, is a pretty good-looking kid. He gets mad… Black and Proud… Read More »

Britain topples from post-war pedestal in Germany

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A tearless Brexit delivery leaves the German leader holding the baby… Derek Scally The Irish Times David Cameron never noticed Angela Merkel’s bemused smile during his inaugural visit to… It was May 2010 and, as would become his wont on such European visits, Mr Cameron was more focused on his Eurosceptic backbenchers back… Britain topples from… Read More »

China’s yuan a long way from challenging almighty dollar

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IMF’s renminbi disclosure shows currency has only small impact on global foreign-exchange… TOM BUERKLE Asia Times When Deng Xiaoping set China on the course of market-oriented reform nearly 40 years ago, he called his pragmatic and incremental approach “stepping on stones to cross the… The Chinese currency’s much-ballyhooed entry into global finance has landed on a… China’s yuan a… Read More »

April Fool’s Day: Why are some people more gullible than others?

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Homo sapiens is probably an intrinsically gullible species. Joseph Paul Forgas ABC We owe our evolutionary success to culture, our unique ability to receive, trust and act on stories we get from others, and so accumulate a shared view about the world. In a way… April Fool’s Day… Read More »

China’s new-found love for Confucius

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Confucius is synonymous with Brand China, but can the Chinese government live up to the wisdom of Confucius? Salvatore Babones Al Jazeera News Ask any educated person in the world to name one great Chinese thinker, and you’ll always get the same answer: Confucius. Ask that person… China’s new-found love… Read More »

Opinion: After a Historic March, What’s Next for Women?

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Last week, we were treated to a news photo that will live in infamy: two dozen white male Republican congressmen (and zero women) around a White House conference table talking about dumping maternity and… Tina Brown The New York Times It instantly went viral: “A rare look inside the GOP’s women’s health caucus,” tweeted Senator… Seven days later, the… Opinion: After a… Read More »