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The Sykes–Picot Agreement

The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East … Continue reading

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SPREAD BY THE SWORD? Is holy war against Christians and Jews—“infidels”—a perversion of Islam? Here’s the evidence, from Islamic texts and history. by Mark Hartwig, Ph.D.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe was the most important Marian shrine in the medieval kingdom of Castile. It is revered in the monastery ofSanta … Continue reading

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ACTIVITY THEORY

In present-day economic system, disasters and shocks are becoming a dominant object, exploited by the economic and political elites to reorganize societal conditions in line with the neo-liberal doctrine. Runaway objects are contested objects that generate opposition and controversy. They … Continue reading

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Deforestation in Amazonia

Read this Sept. 3 story from the Washington Post on a new report suggesting wild fires and industrial activity are giving Canada the dubious distinction of being the new global leader on deforestation. Tropical forests in Amazonia are being cleared rapidly, representing an important … Continue reading

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FIRE IN THE BLOOD

An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the … Continue reading

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twins

11 July 2016 | Geo Risk    Topics Online homepage El Niño and its twin sister La Niña 2015 gave us the third overall strongest El Niño event ever recorded after 1997/98 and 1982/83. Now it is the turn of La Niña, which … Continue reading

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EPEA

Michael Braungart (EPEA): 99 seconds for the future of Design

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Panbabylonism

Panbabylonism was a hyperdiffusionist school of thought within Assyriology and religious studies that considered the cultures and religions of the middle east and civilization in general to be ultimately derived from Babylonian astronomy and astrology. A related school of thought … Continue reading

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Stephen Stich

Stephen Stich (born May 9, 1943) is a professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Scientist at Rutgers University, as well as an Honorary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Stich’s main philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, … Continue reading

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