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Climate: "Deniers" and "Believers"
(created 19 days ago)
A few days ago when visiting a friend the topic of climate change came up, he thinks that it's all a big fraud. I told him that the speed of increase of CO2 is orders of magnitudes higher than ever before, and that it's beyond doubt that this affects nature in an unprecedented way. I had in mind. . . more
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Bill Browder and the European Court of Human Rights
(created 49 days ago)
Three days ago, on 27 August, the European Court of Human Rights found the state of Russia guilty for the death of Sergei Magnitsky, whose name is known from the USA's "Magnitsky Act". The document can currently be downloaded here: CASE OF MAGNITSKIY AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA.pdf Newspapers reported the. . . more
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The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture was "blinded by propaganda"
(created 111 days ago)
In a recent article Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture writes that it dawned on him that he had been 'blinded by propaganda', and that: 'Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed. Once he had been dehumanized through isolation, ridicule and. . . more
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Correct information is a matter of life and death
(created 143 days ago)
A long time ago I apparently became "member" of Avaaz by joining one of their on-line petitions. I think it was something for preserving the environment. Last week I received an email in which Avaaz warned about disinformation ahead of the European elections:. . . more
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A first article on a difficult topic as example
(created 172 days ago)
I'm preparing a first article which is meant to serve as an example of how we can create objective articles. It helps that I'm a total outsider, not involved with the parties and the people that are mentioned. As it's a difficult topic, full of wild accusations and mud throwing without reliable. . . more
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An amazing debate on Swiss TV
(created 163 days ago)
In 2017, a moderated debate on Swiss TV on the reliability of the official media received more complaints than all other broadcasts together that year, because the moderator tried to discredit one of the participants. Interesting (both the topic and the incident)! The full, uncut broadcast on. . . more
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Discussion of topics to investigate
(created 189 days ago)
It will be handy to propose and discuss topics for review on the Forum. So, where to begin? On the forum I posted a few topics that I propose as candidates for investigation. Onlookers may propose other topics in reply. Some of the topics are probably too big for a single person to handle in a. . . more
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