Scots voted to reject independence from Britain and stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ votes.
The Real News Network hears from Scots on both sides of the debate on whether to vote for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.
There’s something going on in the ‘United Kingdom’ which few are speaking off in spiritual circles but has a deep significance within the shifts of consciousness going on right now. It’s time people take back personal responsibility and sovereignty… That’s why my vote would be for an independent Scotland, because it mirrors the shifts in the underlying field now taking place.
In the face of a failed War on Drugs, a global commission composed mostly of former world leaders recommended on Tuesday that governments decriminalize and regulate the use of currently illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and psychedelics.
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 9, 2014: M4.5 solar flare is heading in Earth’s direction and should produce only a minor geomagnetic storm; Wettest Day on Record in Phoenix, Flooding Leaves 2 Dead; Electricity Sparks Life; Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high; Global weather
The Global Peace Map, powered by Unify in collaboration with many other organizations and individuals, is an embeddable platform that connects peacemakers and positive peace (unarmed, nonviolent) events around the world. The map automatically adjusts to your time zone and allows you to zoom and scroll across the planet to see all the different places in which people are calling or demonstrating for peace in our war-weary world.
Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
Once again we have been shoveling our hard earned funds into an organization that only uses about 27% of its financing to actually fuel research ‘for the cure’ — which just so happens to be based on pumping up the bloated pharmaceutical industry.
Beijing and other northern cities get most of their water from underground aquifers. Over the last five decades, China has had to drill increasingly deeper to gain access to water.
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report
Gaza residents celebrate long-term ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. Men, women and children parade down the main streets waving flags and flashing victory signs. The ceasefire halts a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people and left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless.
For many around the world Ferguson showed the United States to be a ‘failed state.’ And, with the recent Israeli slaughter in Gaza, people recognized the connections between Ferguson and the US impact on the world.
Democracy Now! interviews Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and the need to build local healthcare capacity, not just an emergency response. “The Ebola outbreak, which is the largest in history that we know about, is merely a reflection of the public health crisis in Africa and it’s about the lack of staff, stuff and systems that could protect populations, particularly those living in poverty, from outbreaks like this or other public health threats,” says Farmer, who has devoted his life to improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.