• The “powerful” who do not care about the planet and humanity

    We ask (though not naively) what might be inside the minds of those “powerful” who do not care whether their decisions or behaviors negatively affect humanity and the planet? Do they live so alienated that they cannot recognize the impacts of their decisions? Are their interests, ambitions, greed or avarice more important than their people are? Do they care to know that natural systems that support life in the planet are seriously threatened? Do they believe the arguments with which they shield themselves, those that when their decisions punish entire populations or destroy the environment are called “collateral damages” or …

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  • Appropriator financial fabric, the case of BlackRock

    Intricate and extended fabrics of economic organizations that appropriate good part of the surplus generated by the productive effort of humanity proliferate in the world today. These fabrics have their epicenter in central countries but their tentacles reach every place in the world. They are able to leap on profitable opportunities as well as to retract with no losses when circumstances change. The case of the fabric articulated by BlackRock and its impacts. Large international corporations devoted to the appropriation of natural resources and productive efforts that others unfold always existed, but never before they have formed globalized fabrics of …

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  • The authoritarian temptation

    The pandemic has strengthened each and every state of the planet. However, not all states are equal: some have great authority; others replace authority by authoritarianism. It is important to emphasize this distinction. ___________________________________________________________________________________ I quote some verses of Gardel’s old tango in reference to World War I. The purpose is to point out some similarities and some differences with our current situation, not in full world war but rather in full global pandemic. These are the verses: Silence in the night, Everything is already calm, Muscle sleeps. Ambition rests.  [———————–_] Silence in the night, Everything is already calm, Muscle …

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  • The principle of self-destruction and the fight against Covid-19

    Humanity’s situation is unsustainable. If this perverse logic continues, the path to our own grave will be ready. We should not let dementia have the last word. Since two primary atomic bombs were dropped over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, humanity has created for itself a nightmare from which it has not been able to free itself. On the contrary, it has become a reality, which threatens life on this planet and the destruction of much of the life-system. Much more destructive chemical and biological nuclear weapons have been created that can destroy our civilization and profoundly affect living Earth. Even …

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  • Initiatives

    Delicious interview with Marguerite Yourcenar A small great initiative https://www.pagina12.com.ar/276684-el-coronavirus-y-la-busqueda-de-una-nueva-ruralidad-las-fami Four Women: Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo

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  • Reflections

    Regarding ghosts Ghosts are invisible because we carry them inside Marguerite Yourcenar Regarding differentiating merchandizes from basic rights United Nations vision and promise is that food, healthcare, water, sanitation, education, decent work and social securities are not merchandizes but rather basic human rights for all of us. Antonio Gutierres, United Nations General Secretary Regarding agonism For agonism, a society is more democratic when it allows the fight between alternative projects that nevertheless share certain rules of the game Sebastián Plut

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