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Harvard Environmental Law Review details deep sea mining’s threats to climate, biodiversity, and indigenous peoples; calls for precautionary new legal standards

The Harvard Environmental Law Review published an article entitled, “Broadening Common Heritage: Addressing Gaps in the Deep Sea Mining Regulatory Regime.” The article provides a new perspective on the incipient global industry of seabed mining, heralded as the next extractive frontier despite growing concerns and opposition from civil society, scientific experts, and indigenous groups worldwide. “Deep […]

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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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CONFERENCE ON “SOCIAL JUSTICE: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE”

Samajik Samanta Sangathan 17-18 March 2018,Timing- 9 AM to 6.0 PM, Chief Guest- Uday Narayan Chaudhary Venue- J-12/3, Kan kunj Vaishya samaj, Nati Imli, Bhrat Milap maidan, Panchayati Bhavan, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Our Great social heroes like Birsa Munda, Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Phule, Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar and BP Mandal envisioned an India where all sections of […]

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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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Swarna Bharat Party invites young leaders to a workshop in Allahabad in April to change India’s future

Mr Rahul Pandit, Working President of Swarna Bharat Party, India’s only liberal party, issued an invitation to those youth of India who are determined to transform India’s future to express their interest in attending a Young Leaders Workshop on 5 and 6 April 2018 in Allahabad. Details are on the party’s website at http://swarnabharat.in/workshop-allahabad. Swarna Bharat Party […]

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Indresh Kumar, central executive member of Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh RSS, talking on “Peace, Environment and Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch”

Indresh Kumar (centre) with Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel (right) and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok (left) of the Tibetan Parliament (Photo-courtesy-tibet.net)Indresh Kumar is the senior member, National Executive, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Indresh Kumar is also the patron and the key person of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an organisation of RSS, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Vivek Umrao interviewed Indresh […]

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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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National Campaign: Save the Constitution, Save the Nation

Statement approved by participants of National Meeting of Activists organised by Hum Samajwadi to launch nationwide campaign on:Save the Constitution, Save the NationI It was after a long struggle, in which the vast multitudes of our country participated and made innumerable sacrifices, that the country won freedom in 1947. The Indian Constitution embodies the dreams and […]

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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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