I Won’t Cry For You, Sally Jones

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The death of UK-born Isis recruiter, Sally Jones, may be considered regrettable for one reason only. Had she been captured, she may have given us valuable information concerning the methods used in the recruitment of terrorists. Under the circumstances, though, her death could not have been avoided. So far as her son is concerned, one […]

El Mismo Sol: Ordinary Lives In Peru

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In Memoriam: Our Peruvian great-grandfather, who died on July 3rd, aged 98   (Posted 02/17, Modified 07/17) A second international arrest warrant has been ordered for the former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo amidst allegations that he  received up to $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The former president would, in return, have […]

Pennies From Heaven – Trump Turns His Back On Humanity And Reason

Donald Trump ignores global warming

In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord… – Donald Trump, June 2017   The great French physiologist, Claude Bernard, stated that in order for biological systems to survive freely, their internal environment must remain constant, by resisting a fluctuating external environment. […]

“Trump, You Big Bully – Leave The Little Bullies Alone”

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The television clip showing American president, Donald Trump, pushing aside the prime minister of Montenegro at the last NATO meeting, just about sums up the character of the man, and the nature of his presidency up to now. The clip caused a sensation on social media, and rightly so. I even saw a remix of […]

When Progressive Humanism Meets Terrorism

Democracy must not be threatened by terrorism

Islamic attacks on Western democracies pose a deep philosophical and moral problem to anyone sympathising with a progressive humanist vision of society. The Islamic fundamentalists are targeting the very heart of our democracies and, more importantly, our entire way of life. They are trying to drive a wedge between the Islamic community, which they are […]

El Mismo Sol: Corruption et Pauvreté au Pérou

Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis à l’encontre de l’ancien Président péruvien Alejandro Toledo, suite à des allégations de pots-de-vin, estimés à  $20m, versés par le géant brésilien de la construction, Odebrecht. L’ancien président, en contrepartie, aurait accordé un contrat lucratif pour la construction d’une route transocéanienne entre le Brésil et la côte péruvienne. […]

El Mismo Sol: Poverty and Corruption in Peru

An international arrest warrant has been ordered for the former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo amidst allegations that he  received up to $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The former president would, in return, have granted a lucrative contract to build a transoceanic highway between Brazil and the Peruvian coast. Toledo would not […]