World

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
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
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
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 worldRead 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
Young people lead the charge to change to 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
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
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
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
Education and the Mental Health Epidemic: Across the western world June is exam time in schools; in Britain, written tests taken halls of silence and tension have triggered a mini-epidemic of anxiety rooted conditions. Read more
The Shame of Injustice: Poverty is the greatest cause of death and illness globally. Read more