I think he points out a fundamental problem that spans nearly all current conflicts and struggles. The fact that we as a race are at a point in time where we are unwilling and ignorant by choice in facing the real underlying problems which cause such unnecessary expressions of violence. Everything is interlinked so there … More Brilliant Cartoon Response to the French Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Follow this five series short documentary about the emerging player in cocaine production namely Peru. This is an interesting piece on how the war against drugs adapts to seemingly futile tactics adopted by mostly the West in this endless fight. I honestly do not believe that the answer is to try and regulate the production … More Peru the new King of coca production.
Lately I have started to immerse myself in what Russell Brand and similar thinkers write and say. I think their thoughts are quite similar to the ones I have and have had for quite sometime. These ideas have complemented my masters degree in Conflict, Security and Development in that they serve as solutions to all … More Cambridge Union Society and Russell Brand
Short (34min) interesting bit on young re-offenders in the UK. It’s a shame that many young people get sucked into these perpetual cycles of violence due to inefficient and lackluster systems of governance. So much of the potential of young people gets wasted just because authorities have no interest in this matter. It is a … More Young Re-offenders in UK Society.
Here is a short video (6 minutes) of her accepting the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards. In her speech she emphasizes the importance of artists alike keeping their integrity in the face of big corporations and capitalism. Saying that social change starts commonly from … More Ursula Le Guin, what an inspiring and insightful human being!
This makes one wonder where we are headed to. Pretty obvious that this cannot be interpreted as positive and pretty obvious that who ever says humans are not contributing to climate change in any significant way are either daft or in denial.
I have been passively smoking e-cigarettes for a few months now (low nicotine level). And I have not noticed any major difference in my health or performance. I have never been a smoker by the way, it was just uni pressure that led me to start. Obviously it is too early to know now but … More The e-cig, good or bad?