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THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION –by Prof 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 Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written […]

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Trump’s Step Beyond the ‘Art of the Deal’ Changes Everything –Alastair Crooke

ALASTAIR CROOKEFormer British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum Nahum Barnea writing in Yedioth Ahronoth sets out, plainly enough, the gamble underway between Israel and Iran (and to which Trump is willing accessory): In the wake of the US exit from JCPOA, Trump will threaten a rain of ‘fire and fury’ onto […]

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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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Ecuador Endangered –John Seed

John SeedOrder of Australia Medal (OAM)by the Australian Government The 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 […]

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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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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 Prof 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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VIETNAM: WAS & COULD HAVE BEENS –by Prof 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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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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ON FUTILITY –by Prof Michael Brenner

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 –by Prof Michael Brenner

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

 On July 7, 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by an overwhelming majority, 122 to 1, by the United Nations General Assembly. The adoption of the treaty, a milestone in humanity’s efforts to rid itself of nuclear insanity, was to a large extent due to the efforts of ICAN’s participating […]

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Dirty air is killing our children. Why does the government let this happen?

Deregulation, the government and many newspapers assure us, saves money and time and reduces frustration. That’s the theory. But, as I see every day, it doesn’t quite work like this. My youngest daughter’s school has been trying to protect its children from the toxic cloud in which they work and play. The teachers know how much […]

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A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories

What do we believe? This is the crucial democratic question. Without informed choice, democracy is meaningless. This is why dictators and billionaires invest so heavily in fake news. Our only defence is constant vigilance, rigour and scepticism. But when some of the world’s most famous crusaders against propaganda appear to give credence to conspiracy theories, […]

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Rooting Out Democracy

One of neoliberalism’s promises was that it would free us from bureaucracy. By rolling back the state, it would vanquish the stifling power of officialdom, granting us unprecedented freedom and opportunity. This promise runs through the works of Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, and Ludwig von Mises’ book Bureaucracy. But in place of the old bureaucracy, it has […]

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How Labour could lead the global economy out of the 20th century

We are still living in the long 20th century. We are stuck with its redundant technologies: the internal combustion engine, thermal power plants, factory farms. We are stuck with its redundant politics: unfair electoral systems, their capture by funders and lobbyists, the failure to temper representation with real participation. And we are stuck with its […]

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Goodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming

What will future generations, looking back on our age, see as its monstrosities? We think of slavery, the subjugation of women, judicial torture, the murder of heretics, imperial conquest and genocide, the first world war and the rise of fascism, and ask ourselves how people could have failed to see the horror of what they […]

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