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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 05.11.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Solartopia is joined by the great HAZEL HENDERSON, legendary pioneer of the green economy. Hazel’s clarity and brilliance light up the airwaves as we tour through the rise of the alternative economy, green investing and much more. Hazel’s prescient work in renewable forecasting, ethical investing and sustainable finance has stood the test of …

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Chandra Muzaffar – Widening Economic and Social Inequalities, Billionaires Alongside the Global Impoverishment of the Human Family

It is not surprising that the Davos Forum held in the middle of January 2017 chose not to examine the obscene, grotesque, ever widening economic inequalities in the world brought to its attention  by Oxfam, the global aid and development confederation. Oxfam revealed on the 15th of January that “the richest eight tycoons on the planet are worth as much …

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8 men now own the same as the poorest half of the world: the Davos killer fact just got more deadly

It’s Davos this week, which means it’s time for Oxfam’s latest global ‘killer fact’ on extreme inequality. Since our first calculation in 2014, these have helped get inequality onto the agenda of the global leaders assembled in Switzerland. This year, the grabber of any headlines not devoted to the US presidential inauguration on Friday is that it’s worse than we …

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Konrad Stachnio – Are We Waiting For a Civil War in Europe?

In an online manual ISIS suggests that IS militants living in the West should blend into the crowd. Among other things, they are to shave their beards and act like Christians. They also suggest that their supporters carry out bombings in nightclubs. After “the work” is done, European leaders of ISIS cells should go to the front lines or end …

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Vijay Prashad – The Davos Club: Meet the People Who Gave Us a World in Which 62 People Own as Much as 3.6 Billion

Global elites meet in the remote Swiss town of Davos each year for the World Economic Forum. The conclave began in 1971, but it became an essential destination in the 1990s. When globalization became the buzzword, Davos became its headquarters. Big business, politics and the media meet, exchange business cards and go away better connected to each other. Deals are …

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Joe Weisenthal – Davos Boss Warns Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger

As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s refugee crisis, says Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports,” Schwab said in an interview ahead of the WEF’s 46th annual meeting, …

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The Biggest Threat to Global Economy? Climate Change.

Failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change is the greatest threat facing the world’s economy in 2016, according to the “unprecedented” results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual survey, released Thursday. WEF conducted its yearly poll of 750 experts ahead of the body’s summit in Davos, Switzerland next week. The Global Risks Report found that worldwide threats are …

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Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t: Zen or no Zen, you’re working harder and being paid less

Mindfulness has become a household word. Time magazine’s cover of a youthful blond woman peacefully blissing out anchors the feature story, ‘Mindful Revolution.’ From endorsements by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Goldie Hawn, to monks, neuroscientists, and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. But is the mindfulness boom really …

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Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule

Several major international agreements are under negotiation which would greatly empower multinational corporations and the World Economic Forum is promoting a new model of global governance that creates a hybrid government-corporate structure. Humankind is proceeding on a path to global corporate rule where transnational corporations would not just influence public policy, they would write the policies and vote on them. …