PIK on Colder Winters & a Warmer Arctic

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be linked to cold winters in … Read more PIK on Colder Winters & a Warmer Arctic

Uri Avnery on The Need to Vote, or, The Lesser Evil

November 5, 2016                                  The Lesser Evil  WHO WILL win the elections in the US in three days? I know for sure. No need to ask the public opinion polls, the modern equivalent of the Roman interpreters of animal entrails and the more modern readers of coffee grounds. The polls are no more exact. The winner will be the PLE – the Party of Lesser Evil. Or, in … Read more Uri Avnery on The Need to Vote, or, The Lesser Evil

Uri Avnery: The Orange Man

July 30, 2016 SO HERE we are. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be our next president.  “Our”? I am not a US citizen, and have no desire to be one. But I live in a world in which the USA is the sole superpower, in which every decision of the US administration has an impact on the lives of every human being. FOR ME AS a citizen … Read more Uri Avnery: The Orange Man

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Joint press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 26/07/2016 (embargo expired) Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, scientists found. They used a novel statistical approach to analyze data from the past three decades. While each conflict is certainly the result of a complex and specific mix of factors, it … Read more Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Poet Ashraf Fayadh’s Appeal Filed; Worldwide Reading to Protest His Death Sentence Jan 14 BY MLYNXQUALEY on DECEMBER 16, 2015 • ( 1 ) The international literature festival Berlin (ilb) is calling on “all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh,” a Palestinian poet who has been sentenced … Read more Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh

The Gulf in Luxembourg

Auteur : Pierre Joris Musique : Composers: Gene Coleman, Chris Jonas & Gabriel Jackson. Choir Director: Jeff Mack Avec : with Pierre Joris and The Duke’s Singers Une production : Théâtre National du Luxembourg Lieu de production : Théâtre National du Luxembourg 194, route de Longwy L-1940 Luxembourg Téléphone: (00352) 26 44 12 70 1 TICKETS Vendredi 23 octobre 2015 20:00 TICKETS Dimanche 25 octobre 2015 17:00 TICKETS Mercredi … Read more The Gulf in Luxembourg

In Memoriam Gulf BP Disaster 5 Years Ago

WORD SWARM APRIL 20 2010 joint military operation Iraqi American forces killed two senior al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi News broke explosion at 11 p.m. EST on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig safe house in Thar-Thar in the province of Salaheddin umbrella group, Islamic State of Iraq radical Sunni militant groups General Raymond Odierno said significant blow to al-Qaeda 24 people killed 2 separate suicide … Read more In Memoriam Gulf BP Disaster 5 Years Ago

Gulf Stream in Trouble

Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 03/24/2015  Atlantic Ocean overturning found to slow down already today The Atlantic overturning is one of Earth’s most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northwards and cold water southwards.  Also known as the Gulf Stream system, it is responsible for the mild climate in northwestern Europe. Scientists now found evidence for a slowdown of the overturning – multiple … Read more Gulf Stream in Trouble

Uri Avnery on “The Speech”

March 7, 2015 SUDDENLY IT reminded me of something. I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States. Row upon row of men in suits (and the occasional woman), jumping up and down, up and down, applauding wildly, shouting approval. It was the shouting that did it. Where had I heard that before? And then it came back to me. It was another … Read more Uri Avnery on “The Speech”

Ayotzinapa’s Uncomfortable Dead [1]

by Charlotte María Sáenz via: Other Worlds 11 xi 14 Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. “Alive, they were taken, and alive we want them back,” became the national and international public’s rallying cry for the 43 disappeared male student teachers attacked by municipal police and then handed over to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. This remains the rallying … Read more Ayotzinapa’s Uncomfortable Dead [1]