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The Revolution in Work calls for an Evolution in Living

Poverty

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of opportunity and dignity, feeds anger and resentment.

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Socialist philosopher and sociologist Dag Østerberg (1938-2017)

Østerberg was deeply attracted to the works of the influential French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. He had a profound understanding of Sartre’s philosophy of existentialism.

Dag Østerberg

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If they want to burn it, you want to read it!

palestine-harizon

Jewish history is a chain of disasters: inquisitions, holocausts and pogroms. Time after time, throughout their history, Jews find themselves discriminated against, persecuted and expelled and, to most Jews, this continuum of tragedy is largely a mystery. Yet one would expect that Jews, clever people for sure, would peer into their past, understand it and take whatever measures necessary to change their fate. 

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Spreading the Gospel: Asian Leaders Wary of Saudi Religious Diplomacy

Saudi effort, has fostered across the Muslim world greater conservatism, anti-Shiite and anti-Ahmadi sectarianism, intolerance, and a roll back of basic freedoms through among others tough anti-blasphemy laws.

Saudi King Salman

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The Most Moral Army

Testament of Youth

A few days ago I happened upon an excellent British movie, "Testament of Youth", based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain.

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