A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use

A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use

A Monster Bomb Too Big To Use. Tsar Bomba is the Western nickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (code name Vanya). Detonated by the Soviet Union on October 30, 1961, Tsar Bomba is the largest nuclear device ever detonated and the most powerful man-made explosion in history. With a[…]

Read more
Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update

Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update

Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Update. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund has given 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) five days to make a $600 million payment, which the troubled Malaysian state fund failed to pay on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, further complicating a dispute hanging over Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy. The 1MDB[…]

Read more
China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners

China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners

China’s Long List Of Political Prisoners. China remains a one-party authoritarian state that systemically curbs fundamental rights. Since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2013, the government has arbitrarily detained and prosecuted hundreds of activists and human rights lawyers and defenders. It has tightened control over nongovernmental organisations, activists, media,[…]

Read more

A Country Divided, How It Affected Me

A Country Divided, How It Affected Me. The Partition of India was the division of British India at midnight on 14 August 1947, which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan; today, respectively the Republic of India, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The partition involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on[…]

Read more
The World’s Most Dangerous Cities

The World’s Most Dangerous Cities

The World’s Most Dangerous Cities. COCAINE is grown primarily in South America, and trafficked to the world’s biggest market, the United States, via Central America and the Caribbean. The land routes originate mainly in Colombia, and pass through the small nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala before traversing Mexico.[…]

Read more
Five Summer Scams To Avoid

Five Summer Scams To Avoid

Five Summer Scams To Avoid. Summer may be the time to take it easy, but don’t let your guard down against con artists with offers that are too good to be true. There are plenty of warm-weather scams to be aware of, whether you’re planning a summer vacation or working[…]

Read more
Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017

Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017

Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017. The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. They build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish.[…]

Read more
Why Open Offices Are Bad For Us

Why Open Offices Are Bad For Us

Why Open Offices Are Bad For Us. Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflect culture, brand, and values. The challenges that organisations faced are common, and illustrate how[…]

Read more
A Problem How Inequality Is Defined

A Problem How Inequality Is Defined

A Problem How Inequality Is Defined. There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. However, when people are asked about the ideal distribution of wealth in their country, they actually prefer[…]

Read more
What Jobs Will Still Be Around In 20 Years

What Jobs Will Still Be Around In 20 Years

What Jobs Will Still Be Around In 20 Years. While computerisation has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities, algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labour in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks. In[…]

Read more
Life Is A Lot More Unequal Than You Think

Life Is A Lot More Unequal Than You Think

Life Is A Lot More Unequal Than You Think. The World Bank’s survey of Indonesian households surfaced some surprising results. Inequality in Indonesia is rising and the survey suggests that Indonesians are growing increasingly concerned. The Gini coefficient in Indonesia has increased sharply over the past 15 years, increasing from[…]

Read more
The Global Peace Index 2017

The Global Peace Index 2017

The Global Peace Index 2017. Violence in the Middle East increased last year, while the rest of the world largely got safer, underscoring a “global inequality in peace,” according to an annual study. The economic cost of violence in 2015 was $13.6 trillion, or 13.3 percent of world gross domestic[…]

Read more
50 Grand Challenges For The 21st Century

50 Grand Challenges For The 21st Century

50 Grand Challenges For The 21st Century. This long read by the BBC Future walks us through various experts’ opinions on the top 50 Grand Challenges for the 21st century. The 50 responses have been categorised under the following headings: artificial intelligence, cities and global development, health and humanity, energy, and[…]

Read more
How The World Ignores War’s Greatest Scandal.

How The World Ignores War’s Greatest Scandal

How The World Ignores War’s Greatest Scandal. The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement published by the Norwegian Refugee Council (GRID) examines the connections between internal and cross-border displacement. It shows that people unable to find safety by fleeing within their own country eventually embark on dangerous journeys across borders[…]

Read more
Africa’s New Slave Trade

Africa’s New Slave Trade

Africa’s New Slave Trade. In an April 2017 press release, the International Organization For Migration (IOM) stated that IOM staff in Niger and Libya documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as ‘slave markets’ tormenting hundreds of young African men bound for Libya. IOM collects information[…]

Read more
Christians Are Leaving The Middle East

Christians Are Leaving The Middle East

Christians Are Leaving The Middle East. Now, more Middle Eastern Christians live outside the region than inside it. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, for two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they[…]

Read more
The Guardian's Inequality Project.

The Guardian’s Inequality Project

The Guardian’s Inequality Project. The Guardian has initiated the Inequality Project, which is supported by the Ford Foundation. Its purpose is to shed fresh light on the many issues of inequality and social unfairness. The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report’s top risk to the global economy for 2017 is rising[…]

Read more
http://www.livingcoramdeo.com/2017/04/27/2017-press-freedom-index/

2017 Press Freedom Index

2017 Press Freedom Index. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows an increase in the number of countries where the media freedom situation is very grave and highlights the scale and variety of the obstacles to media freedom throughout the world. Published 26 April[…]

Read more
How Persecuted Christians Persevere In 25 Countries

How Persecuted Christians Persevere In 25 Countries

How Persecuted Christians Persevere In 25 Countries. A team of 17 leading scholars of global Christianity carried out the project Under Caesar’s Sword: Christian Response to Persecution through qualitative field research, including interviews with persecuted Christians, conducted between October 2014 and November 2015. The researchers focused on contemporary events and plumbed[…]

Read more
Who Are The New Jihadis

Who Are The New Jihadis?

Who Are The New Jihadis? Radicalisation is not a new phenomenon, neither is terrorism. Statistics worldwide each year, since the advent of Islamic terrorism, had shown that it had maimed and killed more adherents of Islam than non-Muslims. This is repeated tragically in all Muslim countries caught up the jihadi[…]

Read more

Islamophobia.

Islamophobia. The Bridge defined Islamophobia as prejudice towards or discrimination against Muslims due to their religion, or perceived religious, national, or ethnic identity associated with Islam. Like anti-Semitism, racism, and homophobia, Islamophobia describes mentalities and actions that demean an entire class of people. Jews, African-Americans, and other populations throughout history[…]

Read more
Inside The Uranium Underworld

Inside The Uranium Underworld

Inside The Uranium Underworld. This TIME magazine article is one of the latest on the Georgian uranium underworld is just the tip of the iceberg, exposing the world of trafficking in nuclear material. In 2015, The Associated Press broke the story on the Moldovan nuclear black market being accessed by[…]

Read more
Violations Of Press Freedom Barometer

Violations Of Press Freedom Barometer

Violations Of Press Freedom Barometer. This interim 2017 report of press freedom violations gives us an early perspective of what is happening to journalists and media activists around our world. It only covers journalists for whom Reporters Without Borders was able to clearly establish that they were killed or imprisoned[…]

Read more
How To Survive Tyranny

How To Survive Tyranny

How To Survive Tyranny. In this article, written by imprisoned Turkish journalists, the result of the current restrictive political environment in their country, provides us with some perspective of what life is like under an autocratic ruler who has no qualms treading on the human rights of his own citizens,[…]

Read more
20 Million Face Starvation And Famine.

20 Million Face Starvation And Famine

20 Million Face Starvation And Famine. Faced with drought over the last two years, and ongoing internal and external conflicts, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, with 20 million people at risk, have slipped into starvation and famine, the UN reported. The emaciated children in Somalia and the Yemen[…]

Read more
The Men America Left Behind.

The Men America Left Behind

The Men America Left Behind. In the American Psychological Association’s February 2017 issue of Monitor on Psychology, the economic, emotional and physical struggles of white American working-class men were highlighted. More than 11% of men age 25 to 54 were unemployed and not seeking work, and it is rising! Prior[…]

Read more
In Search Of Hope And Home.

In Search Of Hope And Home

In Search Of Hope And Home. This American Psychological Association article details what can be done to assist refugees to come to terms with their traumatic past as they are resettled in new home countries. The tragedies in the Middle East and Africa had generated the largest humanitarian crisis in[…]

Read more
Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January commemorates the victims of the Holocaust; the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 2 million Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Its commemoration[…]

Read more
ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution

ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution

ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution. ChinaAid is an international non-profit Christian human rights organization committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China. They believe that religious freedom is the first freedom, which lays the foundation for all other basic human rights. By exposing the abuses, encouraging the abused, and[…]

Read more
ICC’s 2016 Hall Of Shame Report.

ICC’s 2016 Hall Of Shame Report

ICC’s 2016 Hall Of Shame Report. Persecution watchdog and aid organization International Christian Concern (ICC) today released its annual “Hall of Shame” report for 2016, highlighting the world’s 12 countries that are the worst persecutors of Christians. The report divides countries into three categories – “Worst of the Worst,” “Core[…]

Read more
The Accidental Whistle-Blower.

The Accidental Whistle-Blower

The Accidental Whistle-Blower. Clare Rewcastle Brown, if you are not aware of who she is, well, Time Magazine has done a profile of how she stumbled on to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Scandal way back in 2013. She is a British investigative journalist, born in the former British Crown Colony of Sarawak (now[…]

Read more
How To Contact The Guardian Securely.

How To Contact The Guardian Securely

How To Contact The Guardian Securely. In today’s world, the move towards openness where information is shared and evaluated, especially by investigative journalists, is becoming dangerous. Whistleblowing is unpopular, no matter where, who, and how it is done. The level of corruption and abuse of authority remain widespread, therefore the[…]

Read more
Crisis At Christmas

Crisis At Christmas

Crisis At Christmas. The last time a global survey was attempted by the United Nations in 2005, an estimated 100 million people were homeless. A further 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing, according to Habitat, 2015. Getting an accurate picture of global homelessness is extremely challenging, and definitions of homelessness vary[…]

Read more
9 New Findings On Inequality In The USA.

9 New Findings On Inequality In The USA

9 New Findings On Inequality In The USA. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Working Paper 2016-12 on Distributional National Accounts by Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, both Professors at University of California, Berkeley, indicated that[…]

Read more
The Battle Against Modern-Day Slavery in Hong Kong.

The Battle Against Modern-Day Slavery in Hong Kong

The Battle Against Modern-Day Slavery in Hong Kong. Modern slavery is defined as a situation when one person possesses or controls another person in such a way as to significantly deprive that person of their individual liberty, with the intention of exploiting that person through their use, profit, transfer or disposal. According to Walk Free Foundation (WFF), 45.8 million[…]

Read more
The Perception Gap

The Perception Gap

The Perception Gap. This is a really interesting quiz done by Ipsos Mori when they surveyed people in 40 countries on issues ranging from attitudes to homosexuality to numbers of Muslims, and many other facts and figures that we ought to know before meaningful judgments can be made at times, and found[…]

Read more