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A Preventable Tragedy 

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus?

By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy –

 

The rainy season used to be the best time of the year, says Asha Ham. Love would arrive in the village along with the precipitation: With enough for everyone to eat, well-fed goats to slaughter and a sufficient number of camels to pay the dowry, it was the wedding season. It was a time of abundance and the people of Somaliland enjoy showing photos of those happy times: smiling men and women in an undulating sea of grass. Asha Ham, a proud nomad and mother of seven, is one of those who is fond of recalling such past periods of plenty — despite the pain it causes these  ...→ Publicado hace 1 día

Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy  Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million  ...→

How the euro zone deals with failing banks

  ALMOST a decade after the global financial crisis, aftershocks rumble on. This month Banco Popular, Spain’s sixth-biggest  ...→

THE CASE FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Robert Reich – Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton.  ...→

French President Emmanuel Macron brought several little-known figures into his government as part of a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet

Macron reshuffles Cabinet, boosts women to top posts François Bayrou – Macron had planned to rearrange the government after  ...→

US WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT: Europe can take the lead in defending the planet

  Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 countries committed to  ...→

The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

A German Giant He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German  ...→

Dems point fingers after crushing loss

© Keren Carrion MIKE LILLIS – The Democrats’ defeat in Georgia spurred a round of bloodletting on Wednesday  ...→

“Para descolonizar a Puerto Rico tenemos que amar a Puerto Rico”

Entrevista exclusiva con el activista recién liberado Óscar López Rivera Democracy Now! en Español entrevista en exclusiva al activista  ...→

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French President Emmanuel Macron brought several little-known figures into his government as part of a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet

Macron reshuffles Cabinet, boosts women to top posts François Bayrou – Macron had planned to rearrange the government after his centrist party won a majority in parliamentary elections Sunday. He was forced to make more changes than expected because four ministers facing investigations announced this week they would step down. Macron’s  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

Dems point fingers after crushing loss

© Keren Carrion MIKE LILLIS – The Democrats’ defeat in Georgia spurred a round of bloodletting on Wednesday as liberal activists bashed their party, frustrated lawmakers lashed out at the Democratic brass and disappointed leaders struggled to explain  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

“Para descolonizar a Puerto Rico tenemos que amar a Puerto Rico”

Entrevista exclusiva con el activista recién liberado Óscar López Rivera Democracy Now! en Español entrevista en exclusiva al activista puertorriqueño de larga trayectoria Óscar López Rivera, menos de un mes después de que fuera liberado tras pasar 35 años encarcelado  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

The Queen’s Speech: Brexit takes centre stage

Queen’s Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a “smooth and orderly” departure from the EU have been announced in the Queen’s Speech. Of 27 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its impact  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

US WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT: Europe can take the lead in defending the planet

  Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 countries committed to limit their CO2 emissions, is an environmental catastrophe, but also an opportunity for the EU to take on a leadership role alongside China in the fight against global warming. Marco  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

A German Giant He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts of his legacy. By Wolfram Bickerich  ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

How the euro zone deals with failing banks

  ALMOST a decade after the global financial crisis, aftershocks rumble on. This month Banco Popular, Spain’s sixth-biggest  ...→ Publicado hace 1 día

Los grandes empresarios se distancian de Trump por sus promesas incumplidas y decisiones polémicas

La retirada de París topa con el rechazo de varias multinacionales JOSE LUIS DE HARO – “Acabo de  ...→ Publicado hace 5 días

La OPEP necesita un milagro para sacar al petróleo del atolladero y el fracking no piensa colaborar

El shale en EEUU alcanzará los 5,475 millones de barriles por día en julio EEUU, Brasil, Canadá, Libia,  ...→ Publicado hace 5 días

 THE CASE FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Robert Reich –

Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact. White House tapes revealed Nixon giving instructions to pressure the acting FBI director into halting the Watergate investigation.

Two weeks after  ...→ Publicado hace 1 día

 El pensamiento ético de Ernesto Che Guevara

Por Yuleisy López García –

     La sociedad cubana y latinoamericana tiene que afrontar retos y desafíos que la época actual impone. Ante las difíciles condiciones de un mundo que se ha tornado unipolar, con el  ...→ Publicado hace 1 semana

 ¡Esa Es La Pregunta!

Pepe Orraca piensa que…

            Votar o no votar es la encrucijada que tenemos de frente. Tenemos que decidir si hacer la diligencia ciudadana para ir y marcar la papeleta o quedarnos  ...→ Publicado hace 2 semanas

     

Junio 24 -

Napoleon’s Grande Armee invades Russia; Start of the Berlin blockade during the early Cold War; Labour rift over UK nuclear test in the USA; Russians enjoy WWII victory parade; Boxing champ Jack Dempsey born; Comedian and actor Jackie Gleason of 'The Honeymooners' fame dies....→

Junio 23 -

Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI; A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Pope meets banned union leader Walesa; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die....→

Junio 22 -

Hitler invades the Soviet Union; France falls to Nazi Germany on what becomes a day of several key events during World War II; Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists; Louis becomes champ; Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in their boxing rematch; Entertainers Judy Garland and Fred Astaire die....→

Junio 21 -

Three civil rights workers disappear in Mississippi; US troops take Okinawa; U.S. Constitution ratified; John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity for shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others; Britain's Prince William born....→

Junio 20 -

Westerners evacuated from Beirut;  Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; World Refugee Day; Britain's Queen Victoria begins rule; Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; 'Jaws' premieres....→

Junio 19 -

'God's banker' found hanged; Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father's Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind 'Juneteenth'; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born....→

Junio 18 -

G. Washington gets international help during the revolution; The War of 1812 begins - The White House is burned; Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Anti-capitalism demo turns violent; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born....→

LA EDAD DEL HIERRO

A principios del siglo XIII los hombres aprendieron a fundir el hierro y combinarlo con carbón para producir acero. El hierro mineral es blando e inútil, pero el acero es un metal duro que permitía fabricar armas mucho más poderosas que las de bronce, por lo que tenía un valor estratégico incalculable. ...→ Publicado hace 2 días

Origen del Alfabeto

El alfabeto es un sistema de signos que expresa los sonidos elementales del lenguaje. Su nombre proviene de la palabra latina alphabetum, formada con los nombres de las dos primeras letras del alfabeto griego, alpha y beta....→ Publicado hace 2 semanas

Conquista del Imperio Inca – Muerte de Atahualpa

La conquista del Tahuantinsuyo o Imperio Incaico se inicia con la llegada de Francisco Pizarro y sus huestes al Tahuantinsuyo en 1532 marcó el inicio de una gran transformación en las formas de vida de los pobladores de los Andes....→ Publicado hace 4 semanas

La Inquisición española

El interés de la Inquisición excede con mucho a su resistente cronología; y sobrepasa además con creces el carácter de una investigación erudita y fría. Pocos temas hay en nuestro pasado -tal vez ninguno- sobre el que se hayan vertido juicios más dispares y contrapuestos. Creada para resolver el problema de los falsos conversos, la lnquisición fue progresivamente adentrándose en la tupida maraña espiritual, política, administrativa y social de la monarquía...→ Publicado hace 4 semanas

El Mundo durante las Purgas Estalinistas

León Trostki fue deportado de Noruega y se instaló en México con su esposa, gracias a las gestiones realizadas por el pintor Diego Rivera ante el presidente Lázaro Cárdenas. El 9 de enero fue recibido en el puerto de Tampico por la esposa de Rivera, la pintora y poetisa Frida Kahlo, y desde allí viajó a la Ciudad de México en el tren presidencial. ...→ Publicado hace 4 semanas

Independencia de Chile 

En 1810 se crea en el cabildo abierto de Santiago de Chile una junta de Gobierno para reemplazar el poder de la metrópoli, quebrantado por la ocupación napoleónica de la Península. Se instituye una milicia nacional para la defensa y se abren, a instancias del argentino Martínez de Rozas, los puertos de Valparaíso y Valdivia a los barcos de todas las naciones. El Congreso de 1811 se divide entre los elementos moderados de Carrera (en Santiago) y los radicales de Rozas (en Concepción), pero...→ Publicado hace 1 mes

The History of the Middle Finger

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers.  Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future.  This...→ Publicado hace 1 mes


 Citas Ejemplares:    Ociosidad –   La ociosidad camina con tanta lentitud,  ...→ Publicado hace 14 mins

 Citas Ejemplares –    Infancia:   Los niños adivinan qué personas  ...→ Publicado hace 1 semana

 Frases –  Ser Humano:   Si lo que vas a decir no es más bello que el silencio:  ...→ Publicado hace 2 semanas

“El hombre es un animal racional, pero no un animal razonable” 

 Frases –  Razón:   La razón y la ley son sinónimos. John Dewey (1859-1952  ...→ Publicado hace 3 semanas

“Después de la verdad nada hay tan bello como la ficción” 

Frases –    Verdad:     Después de la verdad nada hay tan bello como  ...→ Publicado hace 4 semanas


How Time Warner Is Trying to Fend Off Netflix

Mio Babic escaped war in Yugoslavia, streamed Vegas weddings Apple said to have expressed interest in Babic’s company To fend off Netflix, Time Warner Inc. is taking a page from the streaming-video giant. And it’s turning to a 6-foot-8-inch former basketball player and war refugee to make it work. Time Warner’s...→ Publicado hace 1 mes

Rupert Murdoch Insists All Good At Fox News As Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Grows & UK Regulators Meet With U.S. Lawyers

by Dominic Patten On the same day UK regulators met with a U.S. lawyer who wants to stop 21st Century Fox’s purchase of Sky, and a potential class action racial discrimination suit against Fox News Channel added two more plaintiffs, Rupert Murdoch is saying everything is roses. Murdoch told the BBC...→ Publicado hace 1 mes

Our Dishonest Media

A Parody of the LA Times Editorial of 4/2/17 Jack Garman – It was no secret during the primary and general election campaigns that the mainstream media was narcissistic and demagogic. They misused public engagement and trust to present a false picture of the candidacy of Donald Trump to American voters....→ Publicado hace 1 mes

Media Stocks Tumble on New Fears Over Cable Advertising

New Challenges Mount for Media Stocks Lego movie, rising cable fees help boost first-quarter profit Ad sales drop; weakest quarter in 7 years: Barclays analyst Gerry Smith – Time Warner Inc.’s Turner cable division reported a 2 percent drop in advertising revenue last quarter in spite of the seasonal boost from...→ Publicado hace 2 meses

Fake news and fake history

History is written by the victors, the strongest, the most determined, but it's victims who write the memoirs....→ Publicado hace 3 días

Synthesis of the objectives of USA historical “Puerto Rico’s Mangtengo Policies”: No self-sufficient, no self-decisions, no autonomy, no nerves, no identity and self-respect, no confidence, no pants, and no balls!

“Mantengo” is the implementation of short term economic social policies that produces immediate dependency and neutralizes any social protest. Long term...→ Publicado hace 5 días

Eye-by-Eye opening, makes the whole wide world brighter. BOYCOTT, BAN, and IMPEACH BULLY-TRUMP.

Eye-by-Eye opening, makes the whole wide world brighter. BOYCOTT, BAN, and IMPEACH BULLY-TRUMP. ...→ Publicado hace 7 días

Viva Trump! Embarrassment is Coming Out of the Closet Coast-to-coast

Viva Trump! Embarrassment is Coming Out of the Closet Coast-to-coast. ...→ Publicado hace 1 semana

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