Archive for January 9th, 2018

09/01/2018

To Honor Albert Camus on the Day He Died: January 4, 1960

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By Edward Curtin*

 8 Jan 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Because he was not a partisan in the Cold War between the U.S./NATO and the U.S.S.R, Albert Camus was an oddball.  As a result, he was criticized by the right, left, and center. 

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Albert Camus

His allegiance was to truth, not ideologies.  He opposed state murder, terrorism, and warfare from all quarters. 

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09/01/2018

How Whales and Dolphins Can Teach Us to Be Less Stupid

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By Rupert Read*

openDemocray* — For those tens of millions of us who have been watching the extraordinary ‘Blue Planet II’, the final programme in the series (which looked at the human-caused threats facing the seas) may have come as both a wake-up call and a disappointment.

Upside down dolphins and killer whale or orca. Credit: Flickr/Rumpleteaser. CC BY 2.0.

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09/01/2018

American Diplomacy with North Korea and Vietnam

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By Johan Galtung*

8 Jan 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service 

Foreword to Michael Haas’ Book

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Johan Galtung

What is that American Diplomacy, after US bombing killed 3,5 million in Pyongyang in 1952 and the US Army killed 3 million in Vietnam from 1961 (Kennedy) to 30 Apr 1975 (Ford)?  Softer?

This very rich, well researched book by Michael Haas–a senior, major US political scientist–gives detailed “softer” empirical, factual answers in Part II.  Indeed, highly recommended.

In this foreword, however, I will explore US deep culture implications for US foreign policy, close to “American Diplomacy”.

The US self-image as successor to Israel as MFN–most favored nation–by God, with Chosen People-Promised Land, CPPL, status, is from 1620, on Mayflower.

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09/01/2018

Syria: 13 Million People in Desperate Need as Seventh War-Torn Winter Sets In – UN 

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With millions of desperate people across Syria now facing their seventh winter of war, the United Nations warned on 8 January 2018 that intensified military operations in the country’s north are forcing families to flee, in the cold, to areas without enough resources to support them.

A Syrian family tries to keep warm in this unfinished building in the informal settlement of Al-Khalidia Al-Khamisa in Homs. UNICEF/Sanadiki (file)

09/01/2018

Tourism Should Be Regulated, Before It Is Too Late…

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By Roberto Savio*

ROME, Jan 8 2018 This year, we will have 3 million tourists each day wandering the world. This massive phenomenon is without precedent in human history and is happening (as usual), with only one consideration in mind: money.

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Roberto Savio

We should pause and take a look at its social, cultural and environmental impact and take remedial measures, because they are becoming seriously negative if things are left as they are.

Sameer Kapoor listed for Triphobo Trip Planner a list of 20 places that have been ruined, due to excess of tourism. Antarctica is getting an alarming level of pollution.

The famous Taj Mahal, a monument of love from the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to the memory of his wife, Mumtaz, has changed its shining milky white marble into a yellow shade.

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