A Bold Step toward the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Ambassador Sergio Duarte: The importance of the humanitarian considerations that are at the root of the international movement favoring the elimination of nuclear armament is highlighted in the Preamble of the draft. The first few paragraphs recognize the “catastrophic consequences” and implications of any use of nuclear weapons. See details Posted by: Jennifer Craig Continue reading A Bold Step toward the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections.

Providers could sell their users’ information directly to marketers, financial firms and other companies that mine personal data — all of whom could use the data without consumers’ consent. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission, which initially drafted the protections, would be forbidden from issuing similar rules in the future. Your online privacy information can now be a marketed to others. Posted by: Jonathan Salcido Continue reading The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections.

Interculturalism!!!

There is a timely and obvious need to develop a progressive re-thinking of multiculturalism. For many reasons, not all of which are fair, the multicultural brand has become toxic and enjoys little by way of popular nor political support. However, it is not just about re-branding. Multicultural policies were developed in the 1960s and while appropriate for that time have failed to adapt to the … Continue reading Interculturalism!!!

Why the Teenage Brain is Susceptible to Addiction

Drug abuse can impact the brain’s ability to function in the short-term as well as prevent proper growth and development for later in life. Interfering with neurotransmitters and damaging connections within the brain Reducing the ability to experience pleasure Creating problems with memory Causing missed opportunities during a period of heightened learning potential Ingraining expectations of unhealthy habits into brain circuitry Inhibiting development of perceptual … Continue reading Why the Teenage Brain is Susceptible to Addiction