Ralph Nader on Seymour Melman

On Dec 16 Seymour Melman has died at 86 in his home in New York City. He was a key figure in radical politics, peace movements and economic research. Below is the article written by Ralph Nader on him.

Globalization and Culture

Forum Planetagora (*) Jean Tardif Globalisation is emerging from many ongoing and interrelated processes that cause the multiplication, acceleration and intensification of interactions between human societies. Globalisation is not limited to the development of economic and financial flows; it affects… Continue Reading

Push for Moderate Islam in South-East Asia

Analysis – By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Dec 22 (IPS) – Indonesia’s new president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, steps into the political limelight just as South-east Asia’s identity as a symbol of moderate Islam gets increasingly bruised by the region’s own Muslims.

A Different Sort of Revolution

Moyiga Nduru JOHANNESBURG, Dec 21 (IPS) – As the year hurtles to a close, a good many inhabitants of South Africa’s commercial hub, Johannesburg, have deserted their home town for coastal resorts. Those still making their weary way to work… Continue Reading

Battlefield Earth

By Bill Moyers, AlterNet Posted on December 8, 2004, http://soros.c.topica.com/maacY1dabcCHjb36p4Yb/ Recently the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School presented its fourth annual Global Environment Citizen Award to Bill Moyers. In presenting the award, Meryl Streep,… Continue Reading

Are They Serious About Syria?

Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (IPS) – Just when it appeared that Syria was complying in earnest with U.S. demands to secure its border with Iraq and even making unprecedented peace overtures to Israel, key neo-conservative opinion shapers are calling… Continue Reading


THE NEW YORK TIMES Pentagon Weighs Use of Deception in a Broad Arena By THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – The Pentagon is engaged in bitter, high-level debate over how far it can and should go in… Continue Reading

Arrogance or Dialogue

by Leonardo Boff * The process of globalization produces a crisis in cultural identities. On the one hand, they seek to defend themselves from excessive homogenization caused by the dominant globalization of the Occidental type; on the other, they find… Continue Reading


By Hazel Henderson * The widely-touted , so-called ” Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics ” isn’t a proper Nobel Prize at all. For many years, I and others have sought to correct this widespread error by reminding people of its… Continue Reading