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Hollow Promises of a Better Life: Modern Day Slavery: Despite the fact that slavery has long been abolished it continues to blight our world, destroying the lives of tens of millions of people. Read more
Climate Change: All Talk No Action: Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Read more
Decimation of the Rainforests and the Money Men: During August thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. Some are still burning. Read more
The Rise and Rise of Green Politics: Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Read more
The Need for Unity in Ethiopia: Ethiopia is a tribal nation, made up of 80 or so different groups, some large some small, some powerful, some not. Read more
From Porn to Tweets and Online Bullying; The Age of Abuse: As social divisions deepen, polarities spread, extremists rise, anger and abuse grows, is growing, is being legitimized, excused. Read more
Breaking the Spiral of Hate and Intolerance: Valeria Martinez Ramirez was 23 months old when she drowned in the Rio Grande with her father Oscar in June this year. Read more
Hidden Plastcs: Glitter Gum and the AIr We Breath: The plastic contamination of the natural world flows from three main sources: complacency, apathy and ignorance, a poisonous trinity that is itself the result of a narrow and destructive approach to living. Read more
Zero Waste The Global Plastics Crisis: Plastic pollution is everywhere, it litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death. Read more
Global Rebellion to Save our Planet: “The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Read more
Maitreya:” Share and Save the World“: Amidst deepening global divisions and intolerance ‘Project Maitreya’ plan to build 1,000 statues of Maitreya Buddha around the world, with the aim, they say, of inculcating an atmosphere of ‘loving kindness’; Read more
Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion: The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle. Read more
A World Divided by Ideologies: Six-year-old Kate was playing with her younger brother, each had a Frisbee, which they threw as far as they could. After each round of throws Kate declared that she had ‘won’, having thrown the Frisbee further than her three-year-old sibling. Read more
Rising Politics of Intolerance and the Need for Unity: Over the last 20 years extreme right-wing groups have been on the rise throughout the world.  Read more
Transitional Times and the Appearance of a New Normal:  By any measure these are extraordinary times, revolutionary times in which a ‘new normal’ is evolving as existing systems and practices crumble. Read more
A Political Renaissance in Ethiopia: What Should Change Look Like? This is an extraordinary time in Ethiopia’s history, a time of tremendous opportunity and hope. Read more
Young people lead the charge to change the world: We are living amongst the largest generation of young people in history; young people who are better educated, better informed and more widely connected than ever before. Read more
‘No Love on the Streets’: Knife crime in Britain: “I started carrying a knife aged 12…when I’ve got this [samurai sword] with me I feel safe, scare tactics init – the bigger [the knife] the better…No one breaks the cycle round here – the cycle never breaks.” Read more
Complacency and the Environemntal Catastrophe: Ask any reasonably well-informed person what the cause of climate change is and the chances are they will say greenhouse gas emissions (GGE’s), but they would only be partially correct. Read more
Give Children the Vote, Strengthen Democracy: In December 2018 David Runciman, Head of Politics at Cambridge University, made the radical proposal that children as young as six should be allowed to vote in elections to deal with the age bias in contemporary democracies. Read more
A Global Battle of Values and Ideals: With each day that passes the conflict and animosity between the conservative reactionary forces and the global movement for progressive change becomes more acute, uglier and increasingly dangerous. Read more
Tribal Nationalism vs Global Unity: Change, discontent and uncertainty are some of the most prominent characteristics of the times. Read more
Britain’s Homeless Crisis: Under the suffocating shadow of economic austerity, homelessness in Britain is increasing, poverty and inequality deepening. Read more
Fracking Filthy Fuel: Burning fossil fuels is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), and, greenhouse gas emissions (water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O)) are the principle cause of man-made climate change. Read more
Sharing is Key to a New Economic and Democratic Order: In order to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed. Read more
Priorities of the Time: Peace: For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. Read more
Alcohol: Why do we drink?I had known John for 40 years on and off; just over a year ago he died. He was 62 and homeless, an alcoholic who over the course of four years or so had drunk himself to death. Read more
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles:  Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined. Read more
UFO’s: Proven ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’: In December 2017 the New York Times (NYT) revealed details of a hitherto secret defense program set up to investigate reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Read more
A Time of Hope for Ethiopia: As a result of the protest campaign that started in 2015, political change is at last underway in Ethiopia, and a feeling of optimism is beginning to pervade the country. Read more
Education and the Mental Health Epidemic: Across the western world June is exam time; in Britain, written tests taken halls of silence and tension have triggered a mini-epidemic of anxiety rooted conditions. Read more
Diet, Ignorance and the Environmental Crisis: Climate Change sounds vast and impersonal, but it’s really a very personal matter; a global crisis caused by the individual actions humanity has collectively taken. Read more
Inequality Social Dysfunction and Misery:  Year on year the economic divisions and sub divisions in the world deepen, the associated social ills increase. Read more
Creating Right Relationship:  Within many areas of contemporary life there is a growing momentum for fundamental change. Inequality and injustice are being resolutely challenged. Read more
The Shame of Injustice:  Poverty is the greatest cause of death and illness globally; it strangles the lives of billions of people. Read more 
Crisis in Consciousness Change and the Individual:  Our society is besieged by a series of interconnected crises. Millions of people around the world know this and are crying out for change. Read more
Living in an Age of Desire and Anxiety:  Overwhelmed by anxiety and image insecurity a friend’s 20-year-old daughter recently quit her university course and withdrew to her bedroom. Read more
A Civilisation in Collapse – The Dawn of a New Era?  There can be little doubt that we are living through extraordinary times: barely a week passes without a major event of some kind occurring somewhere in the world. Read more 
Time for Political Change and Unity in Ethiopia:  Tadesse is a 28-year-old Ethiopian from the capital, Addis Ababa. Read more
Ethiopia: Final Days of the TPLF Regime:  Under relentless popular pressure the Ethiopian Prime-Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has been forced to resign. Read more
The Environmental Christmas Hangover:  Christmas may seem like a distant memory but the environmental effect of the annual consumer frenzy, over-indulgence and extravagance is lasting damage. Read more
Ending Pollution Requires a Change in Attitudes:  Pollution has become an everyday affair; a murderous way of life. Read more 
A Moment of Significance and Opportunity for Ethiopia:  Since November 2015 unprecedented protests have been taking place in Ethiopia. Read more
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