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THE DEVIL’S DYNAMO –John Scales Avery

Prof John Scales Avery, PhDwas part of a group that shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize​I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that I have written about the way in which military-industrial complexes throughout the world drive and perpetuate […]

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Brain Drain Continues –Chaitanya Davé

Chaitanya DavéHonourary Editor, Ground Report India Ever since 1960s, immigration of medical doctors to America and other western countries continues unabated. It is noteworthy that India supplies the largest number of Medical Graduates to the US. With 59,523 physicians of Indian origin working in the English speaking Western world (the US, UK, Australia and Canada combined), India […]

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The Global Elite is Insane Revisited –Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report IndiaIn 2014 I wrote an article titled ‘The Global Elite is Insane’. I want to elaborate what I explained in the earlier article so that people have a clearer sense of what we are up against in our struggle to create a world of peace, justice and ecological […]

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On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive? –Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely some time between 2025 and 2040. For a taste of the evidence in this regard focusing on the climate, see […]

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Ecuador Endangered –John Seed

John SeedOrder of Australia Medal (OAM)by the Australian GovernmentThe tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants. Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and more diversity than the entire USA. In […]

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Spherons’ Sociocybernetic MegaScience : Global Breakthrough of Business and Governance to Genetic Structural Harmony of Social Production and Universal Peace – Gene Therapy of Pathological Societies

Prof Leo SemashkoFundamental scientific pillars to innovate sociocybernetics, sociology, economics, statistics and other social sciences.Intellectual summary of the GHA 13th anniversaryWorld “is waiting for new scientific solutions that will change the quality of people’s lives … the creation of internationally competitive products and breakthrough technologies.”Vladimir Putin, February 8, 2018http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56827 “The overall overriding goal of all Russians […]

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Invitation of Papers for the 42nd International Course on the The Future of Religion: The Dialectic of Secularization

Prof Rudolf J. SiebertProfessor of Religion and SocietyIUC Course  Director  and Yalta Course Director,Director of the WMU Center for Humanistic Future StudiesWestern Michigan UniversityDepartment of Comparative ReligionKalamazoo, Michigan, USAHonourary International Advisor, Ground Report India IUC Dubrovnik, Croatia. Inter University Centre of the Western Michigan University, USACall for Papers for the 42nd International Course on theThe Future […]

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TERRORISM ‘POST’-ISIS — by Dr Michael Brenner

Prof Michael Brenner Most Americans think they know what “terrorism” is: what happened on 9/11, what happened in Orlando.  Islamic militants murdering innocent civilians out of hate and in the cause of Islamist jihad. Experience shapes how we understand the world. The Global War On Terror has been oriented accordingly. More formal definitions of “terrorism” try to […]

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The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy — Dr Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’. The Executive Summary of the NPR is also available, if you prefer. See ‘Nuclear Posture […]

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VIETNAM: WAS & COULD HAVE BEENS — Dr Michael Brenner

We all are familiar with George Santayana’s dictum that “those who ignore history are destined to repeat it.”  If the past referred to notable successes, then repetition would not be a bad thing. Of course, he had in mind costly failures. His skeptical view of human enterprise held that initiative rarely achieved its end unless […]

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Appeal by SCH (Supreme Council of Humanity)

Igor KondrashinPresident, WPFSecretary-General, the Supreme Council of Humanity, SCH Dear colleagues, The Committee of atomic scientists, which includes 15 Nobel Prize winners, 25 January, this year, decided to reduce in 2018 the symbolic time before the End of the world for another half minute. Now only two symbolic minutes are left until the world Apocalypse. See at […]

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Korea: An Olympic Truce: Time for Concerted Non-governmental Efforts

Rene Wadlow The holding of the Winter Olympics in  South Korea from 9 to 25 February followed by the Paralympics 9 to 18 March may be an an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between the two Korean governments. […]

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Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path — George Monbiot

George Monbiot Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And we’re blocking off all means of escape It’s a good question, but it seems too narrow: “Is western civilisation on the brink of collapse?” the lead article in this week’s New Scientist asks. The answer […]

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Why Fear and Self-hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India As our world spirals deeper into an abyss from which it is becoming increasingly difficult to extricate ourselves, some very prominent activists have lamented the lack of human solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya. See ‘The Rohingya tragedy shows human solidarity is a […]

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Duty to Warn: “Type 2 Diabetes” is Curable

​​​​​​​​​​Duty to WarnA Cure For What We Have All Been Taught Was Incurable:Obesity-related Hyperglycemia Ain’t Necessarily “Type 2 Diabetes”​​​​​​​​​​Dr Gary G. Kohls, MD Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014) Harvard Professor of Medicine and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine”The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of […]

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To Liberate Cambodia

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on Indochina. However, by the mid-1960s, parts […]

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Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world

Rene WadlowWise in using skilful meansIn every corner of the worldShe manifests her countless formsA Harmonious New YearAt the start of this New Year, let us recall that it is from numberless acts of courage that human history is shaped. Moral courage is rarer than bravery in battle Yet moral courage is a vital quality […]

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Is America the Greatest Country on Earth?

Chaitanya DavéFor as long as I remember, our politicians from the president down to the Congressmen and Senators have been crowing at us that “America is the greatest nation on earth”! Americans have been led to believe this. Our kids grow up believing this. Let’s examine where America stands compared to rest of the world:Healthcare […]

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ON FUTILITY

Prof Michael BrennerProfessor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USAHonourary International Advisor, Ground Report IndiaA few people have asked me why I have stopped commenting on American party/electoral politics. The answer is simple: we know what the state of affairs is, we know the elements that have produced it, we know what has […]

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The UN Sociocybernetic Reform Proposal :: Network Spherons* – The UN of Harmony and Global Peace Replacing the UN of Disharmony

The project article Authors Abbreviations Sociocybernetic Model of Spherons’ Global Harmonious Governance (SMSGHG) at the UN level  *The network societal spherons (a network of spherons of different levels from micro to mega) is a special “soft” cluster of network structures that cover the population as a whole and all people from birth to death in the […]

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UNCLE SAM – THE HYSTERIC

Prof Michael Brenner, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USA “better nurse a delicious FANCY Than GAG ON TRUTH”  -​Michelangelo PREFACE Truth is the object of our desires. Yet the supply always exceeds the demand. That anomaly is the point of departure for this collection of thoughts. Everyone talks about the truth, but most […]

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS: AN ABSOLUTE EVIL – by John Scales Avery

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, abbreviated ICAN, is a coalition of 468 NGO’s in 101 countries. The purpose of ICAN is to change the focus in the disarmament debate to “the the humanitarian threat posed by nuclear weapons, drawing attention to their unique destructive capacity, their catastrophic health and environmental consequences, their indiscriminate […]

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