Category: Insights on News and World Affairs

Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, turns 75!

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking’s turned 75 on January 8th, 2017 –  an age particularly remarkable for a man who has been living with ALS since at least the age of 21! The disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a death sentence for most. Yet not only has Stephen Hawking

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With the darkness, comes an opportunity to BE the light.

Wake up humanity – time to stand in the light! Time to see with clear perception, what is now unfolding before us. The fabric of life itself is tightly knit together. Our thoughts and actions yesterday have created today’s world… today’s thoughts and actions will surely create tomorrow’s world. It’s true, there is still good

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‘The Ivory Game’! Exposing the illegal trade pushing elephants to extinction!

“An elephant is killed every 15 minutes.” That’s the blunt statistic closing “The Ivory Game,” Netflix’s latest foray into original documentary. It’s a grim statistic that puts the African elephant on course for extinction within 15 years. That isn’t much… 15 years can seem like a ‘distant reality’ but the sands of time are running faster

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Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all

Slovenia has amended its constitution to make access to drinkable water a fundamental right for all citizens and stop it being commercialised. With 64 votes in favour and none against, the 90-seat parliament added an article to the EU country’s constitution saying “everyone has the right to drinkable water”. The centre-right opposition Slovenian Democratic party

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In Subfreezing Night, DAPL Protesters Hit With Water Cannons, Mace And Rubber Bullets

Earlier this week, the use of force by authorities at Standing Rock grew ever more violent as North Dakota law enforcement deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons and concussion grenades on 400 protesters enduring subzero temperatures on Backwater Bridge. “[We] were attacked with water cannons,” said LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Standing Rock Sioux

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Victory for Native American Blackfoot tribes as 15 oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park are cancelled

Amid continuing protests over an oil pipeline set to run close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, the US Department of the Interior has announced it is cancelling 15 oil and gas leases in neighbouring Montana, on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the US and Canada. The move will

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The Real Cause – and Cure – of Trump Anguish

Donald Trump is causing unprecedented anguish and turmoil at this moment, on a scale not experienced since 9/11. Those who keenly feel this anguish are wracked by the prospect of a President-elect who succeeded through a con job that began years ago with the lie of birtherism. Trump continued along the same course, honing the untruths

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Finland is the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Finland has long been considered one of the best education systems in the world but the authorities aren’t ready to rest on their laurels just yet.. They are now revolutionizing their schooling system to adapt to 21st Century needs… True to its pioneering form, Finland is already embarking on one of the most radical education

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As Monsanto’s deadly carcinogen leaks into organic food in the U.S., Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

As Monsanto’s deadly carcinogen is found in some organic foods in the USA, Russia stands poised to become the world’s largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, after taking a firm stand against GMOs. Russia is proving itself to be one of the few countries today to be fully awake to the danger

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Millions of South Koreans Rise Up Against Shadow Government! Why Aren’t Americans Doing The Same?

South Koreans are rising up in their millions and demanding the overthrow of their government after a series of leaks proved president Park Geun-hye is a puppet controlled by a covert shadow government. In a furor eerily similar to that surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of an email server and charity slush fund, critics are charging

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