Canada: Economy contradictions

Canada a Champion of … Everyone? By Mark Bourrie OTTAWA, Nov (IPS) – Delegates to December’s Commonwealth summit can be forgiven if they are confused by Canada’s rhetoric as a free trade booster and by the country’s attempts to hold… Continue Reading

HIV/AIDS Threatens U.N. Peacekeeping

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov (IPS) – The spread of the deadly disease AIDS is threatening the security and stability of several U.N. peacekeeping missions overseas, said an agency official Monday. ”HIV/AIDS represents a challenge to every one of… Continue Reading

SOA Watch Vigil meets Military Might

Columbus, GA, The U.S. Military is blasting anthems and marshal music at high decibel levels from inside Ft. Benning, directed at our peaceful, permitted demonstration outside of the gates of the base. The military is attempting to drown out an… Continue Reading

Survey on Attitudes and Values of Europeans

Measuring attitudes and values: what Europeans think and feel Involving 22 countries and their national research agencies, the European Social Survey (ESS) is a definitive study on changing attitudes and values in Europe which pulls together EU, international and national… Continue Reading

FBI Confidential Memorandum

November 23, 2003 F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies By ERIC LICHTBLAU WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials… Continue Reading


By Mario Soares (*) LISBON, (IPS) – Is an ”ethical globalisation” possible, like that called for by former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Mary Robinson? The answer must always be, Yes it is possible. To reach this goal, however,… Continue Reading

CIA Leak on Iraq

New Leak Smells of Neo-con Desperation Analysis – By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Nov (IPS) – This week’s blockbuster leak of a secret memorandum from a senior Pentagon official to the Senate Intelligence Committee has spurred speculation that neo-conservative hawks in… Continue Reading

US Military Presence in the World

The US Military: bringing hope “to every corner of the world” Ben Moxham THE extent of US military reach is unquestionably vast but exactly how vast is deliberately hazy. According to the US Department of Defense’s 2003 Base Structure Report,… Continue Reading

Capitalism \’Working Against Women\’

By Julio Godoy BOBIGNY, France, Nov 15 (IPS) – The dismantling of welfare institutions in Western Europe and the growth of capitalism in Eastern Europe are eroding women’s rights, feminist groups say. Members of women’s organisations from several Western and… Continue Reading

Poverty Policies in Venezuela

Mission Impossible? Venezuela’s Mission to Fight Poverty By: Gregory Wilpert Over the past two years or so there has been much polemic between the government and the opposition over the issue of poverty. Chavez was originally elected on a platform… Continue Reading


“Aloha aina must continue” Clean up and return lands ­ demilitarize Hawaii Today, as Kahoolawe is turned over to the State of Hawaii, we must remember the history which has led to this moment. President Dwight Eisenhower said in 1953… Continue Reading

ESF concluded

EUROPE: ‘Stop Complaining, Start Planning’ By Julio Godoy PARIS, Nov 17 (IPS) – Proposals for a better world must replace protests against present ways, the European Social Forum concluded over the weekend. “Social forums have so far been a popular… Continue Reading