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There's a 49 Percent #Chance the #World As We Know It Will End by 2050


source: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/jared-diamond-on-his-new-book-upheaval.html
"Today, the #risk that we’re facing is not of societies collapsing one by one, but because of #globalization, the risk we are facing is of the #collapse of the whole world."
#JaredDiamond #humanity #society #politics #civilization #future #interview #doomsday
 
Film about abuse by priests sparks outrage and prompts MPs to change criminal code

Poland has raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum of 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sexual abuse among Polish priests sparked public outrage.

MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of changes to the criminal code that also introduce life sentences for the most dangerous paedophiles and remove a statute of limitations on prosecution of the most drastic cases of child sexual abuse.
Poland raises jail terms for child abuse after church documentary
#Poland #Catholicism #Childprotection #Children #Christianity #Europe #Religion #Society #Worldnews #Documentaryfilms
 
Goodbye to Gomorrah: the end of Italy's most notorious housing estate
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/17/goodbye-to-gomorrah-the-end-of-italys-most-notorious-housing-estate
#Cities #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Socialhousing #Communities #Housing #Society #Gomorrah #Film
 
The number of working people failing to make ends meet is creating a new, insecure level of society

One of the big criticisms of the EU is that it has shifted the focus over the past 30 years from social protection and solidarity towards growth and globalisation.

The upshot has been rising inequality and mounting precariousness for a tier of people who find that work can be insecure, sporadic and so low paid that it doesn’t even cover the bills.
Cash, credits and crisis: life in the new European 'precariat'
#Poverty #Europe #Germany #France #Spain #UKnews #Socialexclusion #Society #Worldnews #Italy
 
Hey Guys! I got given this account by my friend, they told me to go make a difference with it so I'm rebranding as a climate change awareness page!
May I suggest everyone switches from using Google to using Ecosia, not only is it more private, it plants trees where they are needed most with its surplus income! Thanks and Please share this account💚
-Jake🌲 (Ignore)
#extinctionrebellion #climatechange #ourclimatetoday #xr #xryouth #youthstrikeforfuture #fridaysforfuture #society #noplanetb
 

▶ Pensavate davvero ci saremmo fermati al 15 marzo? È stato solo l’inizio! @fridaysforfutureitalia #èsololinizio...


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Pensavate davvero ci saremmo fermati al 15 marzo? È stato solo l’inizio! @fridaysforfutureitalia #èsololinizio #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #whateverittakes #gretathunberg #fridaysforfutureitalia #strike #rise #protest #society #savetheworld #savetheearth ##savetheplanet #bethechange #actnow #politicians #government
 
Judges say suspected drug smuggler at real risk of degrading treatment

Judges in the Netherlands have refused to send a suspected drug smuggler back to the UK because of concerns that conditions in British jails are inhumane.

An initial application to extradite the unnamed man, who had been on the run for two years, was refused this week due to the reported state of HMP Liverpool where he would probably be sent.
Dutch court blocks extradition of man to 'inhumane' UK prisons
#Netherlands #Prisonsandprobation #Liverpool #UKcriminaljustice #Europe #Law #Society #UKnews #Worldnews
 
Blow up: how half a tonne of cocaine transformed the life of an island
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/10/blow-up-how-half-a-tonne-of-cocaine-transformed-the-life-of-an-island
#Drugs #Portugal #Europe #Worldnews #Society
 
Women’s groups say pledge to donate hypothetical earnings to victims of grooming is insulting

Tommy Robinson’s pledge to donate his hypothetical European parliament salary to child victims of sexual grooming has been criticised as “an insult to survivors of abuse” by women’s groups who said he was “no ally for the children he claims to stand up for”.

More than 40 women and charities including the End Violence Against Women and Girls Coalition declared in a letter to voters and community leaders that they would not accept money from the English Defence League founder, criticising Robinson for “factually incorrect messages about grooming”.
Tommy Robinson's offer of MEP salary rejected by charities
#TommyRobinson #Women #Children #Islam #UKnews #Europe #Religion #Society #Worldnews #Politics
 
A pub with no booze can never generate the warm, jovial chaos that alcohol brings | Tony Naylor
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/09/pub-no-booze-alcohol-pint
#Pubs #Alcohol #Food&drinkindustry #Lifeandstyle #Society #Ireland #UKnews #Europe
 
How the 'Las Vegas of Italy' is kicking its slot machine addiction
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/08/how-the-las-vegas-of-italy-is-kicking-its-gambling-addiction-pavia
#Cities #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Gambling #Society
 
The Virgin Mary will only sell alcohol-free beer, wine and cocktails

The Irish writer Brendan Behan made a famous declaration that he drank only on two occasions. “When I’m thirsty and when I’m not.” Many compatriots adopted the quip as a defiant motto, an embrace of the stereotype of the boozy paddy swaying on a bar stool.

But the image needs updating because Dublin is about to get a pub with a twist: no alcohol.
'Ireland is changing': booze-free bar opens in Dublin
#Ireland #Alcohol #Society #Foodanddrink #Irishfoodanddrink #Europe #Food&drinkindustry #Cocktails
 
Law would make vaccination against measles mandatory for all children and teachers

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles in Germany could be punished with fines of up to €250,000 (£213,000), according to a draft law presented by the health minister, Jens Spahn.

The law, which is set to come into effect from 1 March 2022 if it passes through parliament before the end of this year, would make vaccination against measles mandatory for all children attending nurseries and schools, as well as teachers, educators and medical staff at hospitals and surgeries.
German parents face fine for refusing measles vaccination
#Germany #Vaccinesandimmunisation #Europe #Health #Society #Worldnews
 
No laughing matter? What Ukraine's joker-in-chief says about politics today
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/may/01/ukraine-joker-in-chief-volodymyr-zelenskiy-comedian-politicians
#Comedy #Politics #Culture #Society #UKnews #VolodymyrZelenskiy #EddieIzzard #BeppeGrillo #DonaldTrump
 
#finland #society
 
Europe's unflinching tales of #MeToo and xenophobia land in London
Europe's unflinching tales of #MeToo and xenophobia land in London
#Theatre #Stage #Culture #Puppetry #Europe #Worldnews #MeToomovement #Dementia #Society
 


Pedophile Politicians and the BSA

#Sick #Society
 
Decision on titanium dioxide follows industry lobbying and could be illegal, critics say

A suspected carcinogen found in spray paints, sun creams and varnishes will not receive a cautionary health label, under European Union proposals seen by the Guardian.

In what campaigners say is an unprecedented and potentially illegal step, the European commission has dropped a recommendation from its chemicals advisers for mandatory health warnings on all inhalable liquid forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2).
EU to opt against health warning for suspected carcinogen
#EuropeanUnion #Cancer #Health #Europe #Society #Worldnews
 
Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problems

Screen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.

The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, and screen time more generally had a “minuscule” effect on wellbeing in teenagers when compared with other activities in an adolescent’s life.
Screen time has little effect on teenagers' wellbeing, says study
#Children #Health #Technology #UKnews #Ireland #USnews #Society #Internet #Europe #Worldnews
 

By Adrian Alaberg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0nGETt13GM
#video #conversation #Money #flexing #message #insecurity #society.
 
Talked about the #ClimateStrike movement with 8 year old. Been planning to take her as well, hopefully next Friday. Happened to say something like "it's the young people who have to show their numbers now".

She asked me "why aren't the parents out marching with their kids, don't they care about their kids future?" 😢

#climatechange #society
 

Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society [video]


Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing director of Thiel Capital. He formed the “intellectual dark web” which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals…
Article word count: 105

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19458503
Posted by espeed (karma: 16178)
Post stats: Points: 123 - Comments: 54 - 2019-03-21T23:56:08Z

\#HackerNews #and #ideas #math #revolutionary #... Show more...
 
Сегодня утром с удовольствием посмотрел передачу "Игра в бисер" с Игорем Волгиным по ТВ "Культура" (к слову, единственный отечественный телеканал который ещё, хотя бы фрагментарно, можн... Show more...
 

Does Britain persecute «thought criminals»?


According to Green, Farrow had “misgendered” her 26-year-old child, Jackie, who, born male, became Britain’s youngest transsexual at the age of 16. In addition, Green claims that Farrow committed “hate incidents” when she wrote on Twitter that the penile inversion surgery that Jackie underwent in Thailand was “mutilation,” “castration,” and “child abuse.”

Let this sink in for a moment, because the latter words mentioned in the chapter, if she used them truly, are far beyond misgendering but go rather towards intentionally insulting the victim, spreading lies and agitating hatred. This also goes far beyond free speech, it reminds me of Trump's language.

Some may find Farrow’s tweets wrong or bluntly put. But others would agree that altering children’s genitals and setting them up for a lifetime of complications (including sterility and sexual dysfunction) does indeed constitute “mutilation” and is indee... Show more...
 
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