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With the sun on your back… April 13, 2014 1:22 am

With the sun on your back…

If your back hurts, don’t worry, studies show that four out of five people have, or will have at some time in their lives, [...]
 
Paulo Freire: “Pedagogy of the oppressed” and working class April 6, 2014 3:55 am

Paulo Freire: “Pedagogy of the oppressed” and working class

His pedagogical proposals continue to revolutionise educational systems around the world. In Scotland, the effect can be felt through a variety of adult education [...]
 
The huge potential of… Solar energy! April 6, 2014 3:31 am

The huge potential of… Solar energy!

Solar power has the potential to free people from large energy corporations, limit climate change, and develop poorer countries.   James Yasin   Climate [...]
 
 
Parasites: invisible but ever-present April 6, 2014 12:01 am

Parasites: invisible but ever-present

Enterobius vermicularis – commonly known as the threadworm or pinworm – is a member of the nematode (roundworm) family, and is found in humans. [...]
 
A social enterprise supermarket March 23, 2014 11:27 pm

A social enterprise supermarket

The new supermarket concept took 2 years to materialise, and opened in Brighton on Dec. 7th last year. HiSbe, or’ How it Should be’ [...]
 
Fátima Espinoza: “Climate change, is lethal for fair trade” March 23, 2014 10:47 pm

Fátima Espinoza: “Climate change, is lethal for fair trade”

The devastating effects of climate change and pressure from the multinationals are bringing down coffee prices in Nicaragua. Fair trade cooperatives such as “Soppexcca” [...]
 
 
Facts and lies about abortion in Europe March 16, 2014 4:02 am

Facts and lies about abortion in Europe

 “Women who go through abortion can face infertility, increasing chances of breast cancer or even becoming a child abuser”.    Nuria Riutord Lleonart   [...]
 
Childhood: forced labour, poverty, illness and death March 16, 2014 3:53 am

Childhood: forced labour, poverty, illness and death

For every 1,000 live births, 48 are likely to die before the age of five, 35 in their first year and 21 before they [...]
 
When the stench of development kills March 9, 2014 11:02 pm

When the stench of development kills

A lack of urban planning is often responsible for conflict between people and industrial sites which, with their heavy load of unpleasant smells awakening [...]
 
 
Bangladesh, under threat of climate change March 2, 2014 12:01 am

Bangladesh, under threat of climate change

Having an unstable region that has become one of the most vulnerable states on the planet, Bengali farmers have united to preserve their way [...]
 
Why don’t we have time to eat well nowadays? February 23, 2014 12:04 am

Why don’t we have time to eat well nowadays?

We move faster now. Society establishes life standards that lead us towards exhaustion, stress, high performance and away from stability.   Isaura Diez Millán [...]
 
Spanish migrants in the UK: abandoned by their country February 23, 2014 12:01 am

Spanish migrants in the UK: abandoned by their country

Thousands of young people have upped and left Spain in search of a better future since the start of the economic crisis.  Luck doesn’t [...]
 
 
Intel: an intricate web of legal disputes, successes & cheating February 16, 2014 12:01 am

Intel: an intricate web of legal disputes, successes & cheating

In the midst of a war with other companies involved in the development of and trade in computer processors the American company Intel has announced [...]
 
Ekeko, god of abundance for the poor February 9, 2014 12:03 am

Ekeko, god of abundance for the poor

It’s both a good-luck charm (illa) and a sacred stone statue thousands of years old, struck by a lightning bolt that fell from the [...]
 
Elephant slaughter February 2, 2014 5:15 pm

Elephant slaughter

In Pretoria, South Africa, recent statistics suggest that African poachers kill one of these huge animals every 15 minutes.   Jorge V. Jaime   [...]
 
 
 

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