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The Gap | Cut Here

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Last year, the poorest half of the world became 11% poorer, while billionaires' fortunes rose 12% - or $2.5 billion every day. +++  The gap between the richest and poorest people is growing. While people at the top get influence, opportunities and power, the poorest people miss out on the basics they need - like schools, jobs and healthcare. But when governments choose to listen to the poorest people, make tax fairer, and invest in public services, the gap can shrink - and the number of people…

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NEON | JAUNE

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Inspired by Yellow Vests in France, Germany's Left-Wing 'Get Up' Movement Vows to Take to the Streets in 2019 +++ Fighting for secure jobs and wage equality, the 170,000-member organization "will be visible on the street and in the public eye in 2019" +++ Citing widespread dissatisfaction with inequality and a government reticent to take effective action against it, the leader of the German movement Aufstehen ("Get Up") said that the world can expect major protests in the country in 2019, inspired…

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Fridays For Future

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Young people demonstrate for climate protection in over 50 German cities +++ Pupils and students demonstrated for climate protection in numerous German cities on Friday. +++ According to the website of the organizers of the demonstration, young people in over 50 cities demonstrated against rising greenhouse gas emissions and the mining of coal, oil and gas. +++    "We are calling for more climate protection and the phase-out of coal from the German government - and not just in ten years,"…

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INSIDE | GERMANY #2

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-"We're very good." +++ LIFESTYLE[sic!]® @ German State Media +++ DW.COM (AGENCE FRANCE PRESS/KATHOLISCHE NACHRICHTEN-AGENTUR) +++ 'Anti-deportation industry' named Germany's Non-Word of the Year 2018 A right-wing smear against people who legally assist asylum-seekers has been named Germany's non-word of the year for 2018. The term, seen as defamatory and discrediting, was first used by Alexander Dobrindt of the CSU. Nina Janich, a linguistics professor and spokesperson for the independent…

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FNORD | ISRAEL

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IOPS TIMES #3 +++  "The Truth shall make Ye Free; more or less."  +++ A Drug-Smuggling Former Israeli Cabinet Minister Will Be Jailed For 11 Years For Spying For Iran +++ Asked about Gonen Segev's claim he was acting with the knowledge of Israeli intelligence services, a Ministry of Defense official sent a poop emoji in response. |  A disgraced former Israeli cabinet minister who once smuggled 32,000 ecstasy tablets disguised as M&M's will be jailed for 11 years for spying for…

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iops integrity initiative

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defending democracy against disinformation |  we are the iops integrity initiative  | "Information is the basis of democracy; Without information, there can be no informed debate, and no informed decision-making." | We are a network of people and organizations from across the world dedicated to revealing and combating propaganda and disinformation*. Our broader aim is also to educate on how to spot disinformation and verify intentions*  and sources®*. This kind of work attracts…

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REGENERATIVE FARMING

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THE NEXT STAGE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION +++ While much of the world anticipates disaster and collapse, regenerative farming holds the key to many of today’s environmental and health problems. Climate change, water scarcity, poisoned air, water and soil, malnutrition, chronic disease, food insecurity, and food waste can all be traced back to our modern corporate agrochemical food production, and regenerative farming is designed to address all of this. Regenerative farming rebuilds soils and sequesters…

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Superforecasting | Kingdom of Senatria

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RE: THE MIND OF GOVERNMENT >> Understanding Society >> Innovative thinking about a global world >> We often speak of government as if it has intentions, beliefs, fears, plans, and phobias. This sounds a lot like a mind. But this impression is fundamentally misleading. "Government" is not a conscious entity with a unified apperception of the world and its own intentions. So it is worth teasing out the ways in which government nonetheless arrives at "beliefs", "intentions", and "decisions".…

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IDENTITY | HISTORY

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RRR_ANDOM :: CCC_ONTENT :: RRR_ELATED :: DDD_ISCUSSION :: BBB_OOKS :: AAA_RTICLES :: OOO_PINION :: NNN_EWS :: OOO_LD :: AAA_GAIN :: Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018)  by F. Fukuyama A provocative examination of modern identity politics? :: Its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state* "In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful…

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