2017-10-16 Bidnija, Malta / Journalism was her Life / Journalismus war ihr Leben / Jornalismo era sua Vida / El periodismo era su Vida

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Fairness, objectivity and honesty matter. Good journalists push themselves to dig deeper and ask tough questions. They put personal feelings aside to unearth the truth. Courage is vital. They are not satisfied making phone calls from a comfortable desk. Their assignments carry considerable risks. In recent years, journalists have suffered injuries from land mines, car bombs ...

Why Fight / Warum Kämpfen / Por que Lutar / Por qué Pelear

Most modern wars are fought over political disagreements, which are pretty shallow, ideological battles. What kind of government are we going to have? Capitalism called communism, or communism called capitalism, or what have you?Those wars are fought out of fear. So we’ll say, 'All right, we’re going to blow those bastards to pieces. We’re afraid ...

It is a Trap / Das ist eine Falle / É uma Armadilha / Es una Trampa

We don’t have to have fast food workers. We don’t have to have people who work shit jobs. We don’t have to. We just need to figure out how to restructure Society, so everybody somehow or another plays a part, has something to contribute, has something to share. I mean, that’s what a real Society ...

The Revolution of Values / Die Revolution der Werte / A revolução dos Valores / La revolución de los Valores

The World is addicted to weapons, armaments, militarism and death, a reality which has been intertwined into every aspect of the global economy. In the past year alone, the World has spent some $1.6 trillion on the buying and selling of death machines that have no purpose other than death itself. The sooner and faster they ...

Everything will Collapse / Alles wird Zusammenbrechen / Tudo entrará em Colapso / Todo Colapsará

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Our collective actions seem to have pushed the World toward collapse. Natural resources are being depleted at an alarming rate. The sources of drinking water are being poisoned. Pollution in many forms is increasing to dangerous levels. Climate change and its effects are getting worse. The environment and farmlands are being critically degraded. Commercial ...

Time to know the Truth / Zeit die Wahrheit zu Erfahren / Na hora de conhecer a Verdade / Hora de conocer la Verdad

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If Earth’s history is compared to a calendar year, modern Human life has existed for 23 minutes and we have used one third of Earth’s natural resources in the last 0.2 seconds. The environmental footprint is a measure of Human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It says something about how many planet Earth's we need to ...

Nature’s Emergency / Notfall der Natur / Emergência da Natureza / Emergencia de la Naturaleza

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Almost 100,000 species have been assessed so far for this inventory of endangered species. Of these, more than a quarter are threatened with extinction. The Earth is being driven towards a mass extinction event - only the sixth in the last half-billion years. The last time we had a similar situation was about 66 million years ...

Your life has become a Job / Dein Leben ist ein Job Geworden / Sua vida se tornou um Trabalho / Tu vida se ha convertido en un Trabajo

Dying is only one thing to be sad over … Living unhappily is something else. You do pointless things that you do not like. You want money or the biggest house, but in truth you will not be happy with it. If you are not happy with how your life is going, then you are ...

The world is running out of Water / Der Welt geht das Wasser Aus / O mundo está ficando sem Agua / El mundo se está quedando sin Agua

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Even people who believe in climate change are climate change deniers: you might know, intellectually, that our World is coming to an end, but it is hard to truly register this fact, the same way you both do and do not believe that you will one day die. Most of us are asleep, no matter ...

2014-09-23 New York, USA / Climate change is here Now / Klimawandel ist da und zwar Jetzt / Mudança climática está aqui Agora / El cambio climático ya está Aquí

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat. The evidence of climate change is all around us. Every day, new stories and scientific studies pour in documenting impacts of climate change we are already experiencing. The message is clear: Climate change is not an abstract problem for the future. Climate change is happening now and we ...

The last One / Der Letzte / O Ultimo / El Ultimo

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When animals die out, the last survivor is called an endling. It is a word of soft beauty, heartbreaking solitude, and chilling finality. Endlings are avatars of loss. In the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, these singular creatures embody the crisis facing our dwindling fauna and our failure to avert it. By the time a species is down ...

Empathy is the opposite of Utopia / Empathie ist das Gegenteil von Utopie / Empatia é o oposto de Utopia / Empatía es lo opuesto a la Utopía

You know that empathy is a deeply important quality, which enables you to see the World as it looks through other, normally very different, eyes. You may think of it as the business of escaping your normal egoism, of leaving the Self and putting yourself imaginatively into someone else’s experience. It is not so much ...

Expectations and Reality / Erwartungen und Realität / Expectativas e Realidade / Expectativas y Realidad

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The media World is creating a big gap between expectations and reality. In the media World, everyone is handsome, rich, happy and living the dream. Every day, you are exposed to thousands of ads showing you all these happy people. Not surprisingly you connect happiness with buying new things. And you figure out that shopping does ...

Born into This / In dies Hineingeboren / Nascido em Isso / Nacido en Esto

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You have been born into a World where fear is the only lasting emotion. The reign of terror has become so open and clear that most people find it hard to deny the World is devolving into a totalitarian dictatorship. Citizens are asked to make a choice between an incompetent war-hawk and another incompetent wark-hawk. Terrorist ...

2007-08-24 New York, USA / New World Order / Neue Weltordnung / Nova ordem Mundial / Nuevo orden Mundial

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The New World Order is an emerging totalitarian World government. A secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the World through an authoritarian government which will replace sovereign nation-states. Many influential historical and contemporary figures have been purported to be part of a group that operates through many front organizations to orchestrate political and financial events, ranging from causing systemic crisis to pushing through controversial policies at international ...

A message of Feeling / Eine Botschaft des Gefühls / Uma mensagem de Sentimento / Un mensaje de Sentimiento

We have to have a vision. I don’t mean a plan. I don’t mean an agenda. I mean a vision and you don’t - the vision comes from above. It comes from - call it the unconscious, call it the Gaian mind, call it the Great Spirit.It doesn’t come out of committee meetings and the ...

Fear of Missing out / Angst außen vor zu Bleiben / Medo de ficar de Fora / Miedo de quedarse Afuera

Fear of Missing out - is the acute and often unjustified belief that everyone is having more fun than you, and that you are somehow being left out of all the fun. But this affliction, caused by social media where you see endless status updates and photos of your friends showing off their (supposedly) happier, more ...

The Loneliness Epidemic / Epidemie der Einsamkeit / A epidemia da Solidão / La epidemia de Soledad

You live in an era in which communication seems simpler than times of the past. In essence, a co-worker is one email away, a friend is one text away, and a loved one is one video chat away. Although communication is easier and faster, connection still is complicated. Despite the practical societal advancements, our technologically advanced time is ...

Global Inequality / Globale Ungleichheit / Desigualdade Global / Desigualdad Global

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The last 40 years have been great to poverty reduction across the World. More people on the globe have exited poverty and gained access to goods and food than in any historical period. However, while millions are leaving misery, especially in Asia, the rich are becoming richer. The middle class, the 40% in the the middle, ...

Human Transcendence / Menschliche Transzendenz / Transcendência Humana / Trascendencia Humana

We use technology to transcend our limits, to move exponentially and transcend our World. There is an entire movement, called transhumanism, dedicated to promoting the use of technological advancements to enhance our physical, intellectual and psychological capabilities, transcending the limitations of the Human condition. Transhumanism had been the the terrain of science fiction authors and fringe ...

Seven worlds, one Planet / Sieben Welten, ein Planet / Sete mundos, um Planeta / Siete mundos, un Planeta

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The combination of environmental change and diversity loss increases the risk of abrupt and potentially irreversible ecosystem collapse. The time has come to stop talking in terms of distinct crises, be it climate or biodiversity, we need tackle them all as one, with total system change ... ... transformative change, including changing global economic, financial and ...

The most brilliant heist in History / Der brillanteste Überfall in der Geschichte / O golpe mais brilhante da História / El atraco más brillante de la Historia

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The World economy has already crossed or is about of crossing a whole set of planetary boundaries, each one of which represents a planetary emergency in its own right, including ocean acidification, loss of biological diversity, the disruption of nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, disappearance of fresh water, land cover change (particularly deforestation), and growing pollution ...