The Shifting Ground of Democracy in Asia

The 4th edition of the Focus on the Global South Newsletter tackles the issue of democracy in Asia and its different facets–elections, constitutions, (extreme) nationalism, populism, majoritarian rule, and press freedom. Why democracy? As our editorial says: “Across South and Southeast Asia, concepts of democracy, justice, and human rights are facing contestation, …

Basic Income roadshow, September 2018

    The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability Dear Feasta List Members, Basic Income Ireland is organising a series of events throughout Ireland during the month of Sept, to inform about and discuss their proposals for a basic income in Ireland. Advocates believe that a universal, sufficient and unconditional …

“Revisiting Regime Change in Iran”

    GET THE LATEST LOBE LOG UPDATES    John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence (State Department) by Gareth Smyth After abandoning the 2015 nuclear agreement signed by the Obama administration with Iran and five world powers, the Trump administration has returned to past American notions of …

The journalism revolution: machine learning

Welcome back Reader! The robots are coming, right? We’re always reading about how the end is nigh, with robots replacing lawyers, accountants and… well, all of us, I think? Here at ICIJ, we decided to befriend the robots and put them to work. We taught them how to sift through our massive …

Prosperity and Wellbeing: Beyond GDP

Description: In this program Hazel Henderson explores with Dr. Monica Sharma, author of Radical Transformational Leadership (2018). How the worship of money and the fetishism of measuring national progress by GDP-growth can be clarified. Now that 195 nations have agreed on the new scorecard, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress …

NYTimes.com: The Coming Green Wave

The Coming Green Wave This silent majority will no longer stand by as the Trump administration tries to destroy a century of bipartisan love of the land. By Timothy Egan Contributing Opinion Writer One of the national monuments being shrunk by the Trump administration is Bears Ears in Utah.CreditBob Strong/Reuters …

Kofi Annan departed on the journey of no return

Kofi Annan departed on the journey of no return Posted on 8/19/2018 By José Ramos-Horta* Tributes are pouring in from all over the world. I do not wish to repeat what surely is being written and spoken by many in more eloquent and … Continue reading ?