• Desmond Tutu

    “When the missionaries came to Africa, we had the land, and they had the Bible. Then they said, ‘Let us pray.’ And we, obediently, closed our eyes and when we said ‘amen’ at the end and opened our eyes, they had the land, and we had the Bible. It seems like a bad swap, but we are forever indebted to those men and women.” “Apartheid, separate development or whatever it is called, is evil … It’s anti-Christian and unbiblical.” “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” President Mandela asked Desmond Tutu …

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  • Inequality kills and destabilizes the world

    Extreme inequality is the flipside of the concentrating process imposed on the world. It mercilessly punishes large majorities and makes it impossible to establish social, environmental, and economically sustainable development. Dismantling the mechanisms that generate such destructive processes is one of the main challenges facing humanity.  Inequality does not explain by itself the course of events, but it is the result, which has become a constitutive part, of a network concentrating wealth and power. Hence, once installed, inequality becomes a critical component of domination: it plunges majorities into scarcity and forces them to concentrate on survival, an artful mechanism for …

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  • THE SWAMP. Polarization and geopolitics

    Argentine Luis Angel Firpo toppled American Jack Dempsey on September 14, 1923. Oil painting by George Bellows (1924), The Whitney Museum, New York. In the end, the fight is won by Dempsey on points In the swamp: Argentina and USA. May the reader ask, “How do I dare compare the world’s main power with a smaller, weaker country in the confines?” Well, I dare. In the balance of declines, the U.S. can learn something from Argentina. The reflections that follow were inspired by a diaphanous interview in the newspaper Clarín with the sociologist, thinker, and former official of Raúl Alfonsín’s …

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  • National sovereignty and environmental sustainability: HB4 wheat

    The National State must design a plan based on Bioeconomy and Bioethics whose pillars are economic development and social justice. HB4 technology for wheat cultivation is the product of the public-private work carried out for 15 years by the BIOCERES Group and the national State, through a research group of Conicet and the National University of the Litoral led by Dr. Raquel Chan. The discovery of the gene from the sunflower, which is incorporated by the technique of transgenesis into wheat seeds, provides greater resistance to droughts. The results of field trials show a 20 percent improvement in the yield …

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  • Initiatives

    Philosophy Here and Now – José Pablo Feinmann El Grito del Suquía (The Cry of Suquía) El Grito del Suquía is a documentary that runs along the Suquía River, a river that is part of the identity of the City of Córdoba, Argentina. We set out to embark on a boat trip through a trajectory of 32 km that allows us, at each stop, to connect with life experiences on various socio-environmental realities linked to the Suquia River. The river is getting dirty at every step exponentially. What does the river mean for each community? Why don’t we take care …

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  • Reflections

    Regarding not entertaining people while the powerful put their hands in their pockets I never had an entertainment band; I don’t think it’s good to keep people entertained while the powerful put their hand in their pockets. Mine were combat bands, both in the Redonditos and in the Fundamentalists, you hear the lyrics and there is a lot of soup there. Indio Solari Regarding historical objectivity The researcher of history and thought of the past, even in the simple and naked narration of the facts (either by the attention he pays to each other or by the mere criterion he …

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