How the ultra-rich could save the world, if they wanted to, in 22 pictures and charts

How the ultra rich could save the world, if they wanted to, in 22 pictures anc charts from Jeremy Leggett Recent compilations of wealth show staggering record inequality, and miniscule engagement by the richest in socially-responsible investment. This presentation explores … Continue reading

From Sweden to Brexit, immigration is the issue dividing Europe

The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy (File photo). © Francesco Malavolta/IOM

Simon Jenkins* – The Guardian Xenophobia is sweeping the continent. European agreement to address migration is vital The message is glaring from Sweden’s election result. There is one dominant issue in Europe’s politics at present, and it is immigration. It … Continue reading

Trump’s anti-Palestinian agenda will ultimately hurt Israel

BY ISHAAN THAROOR* – The Washington Post The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, has tended to the needs of Palestinian refugees for nearly seven decades. But if President Trump has his way, it will soon be out of … Continue reading

Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change?

University of Pennsylvania – EurekAlert! * A study from the Annenberg School for Communication shows that exposure to anonymous, bipartisan social networks can lead liberals and conservatives to improve their forecasting of global-climate trends Social media networks, which often foster … Continue reading

A Hungarian-Italian bromance could become Europe’s Trojan horse

By Angela Dewan, Erin McLaughlin and Antonia Mortensen – CNN After their rendezvous on Tuesday in Milan, the staunchly anti-migrant Orban described Salvini as his hero for refusing to allow rescued asylum-seekers, stuck on a boat, to set foot on … Continue reading

A Journey From a Nepali Village to the Upper Ranks of UNICEF

By Sir Arthur Richard Jolly BRIGHTON, UK, Aug 28 2018 (IPS) – Kul Gautam’s memoir is everything which one hopes for from a good biography. There are difficulties all along the way, obstacles and challenges overcome and a vision pursued with … Continue reading

Tough Times for the Tough Guys

By Chris Patten* – Project Syndicate Authoritarian leaders worldwide are confronting mounting crises of their own making. But while Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin face slower-brewing challenges, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald … Continue reading

By faking Babchenko’s murder, Ukraine has smeared itself

Sophie Pinkham* – The Guardian This irresponsible stunt has severely undermined both Ukraine’s credibility and that of honest journalism On Tuesday, the news spread quickly: Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko had been shot three times just outside his apartment in … Continue reading