EU: Regional Agreements May Increase Poverty

By Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Mar 31 (IPS) – Regional trade negotiations between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries could undermine poverty reduction programmes, says a report released here. The report by the Brussels-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Eurostep… Continue Reading

Karl Rove\’s Moment

How “Bush’s Brain” hijacked Washington DC and politics-as-usual When the Bush gang gets around to writing its memoirs, one year or five years from now, you can be certain no one will wax nostalgic about the winter of 2004–a time… Continue Reading

Letter from Roberto Savio

Dear Friend, While the messages which come from Washington do not speak much about peace, an international group of personalities, some of whom well known in the United States, like Deepak Chopra, Oscar Arias, Ricky Martin, Kennedy Cuomo,have set up… Continue Reading

FBI had information before 9.11

“We Should Have Had Orange or Red-Type of Alert in June/July of 2001” By Eric Boehlert Friday 26 March 2004 A former FBI translator told the 9/11 commission that the bureau had detailed information well before Sept. 11, 2001,… Continue Reading

Moderate Islam Stands Tall

Analysis – By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Mar (IPS) – The likelihood of Malaysia going in the direction of countries known for their intolerant strand of Islam – such as Saudi Arabia – has just been stopped in its tracks by… Continue Reading

EU Opening Arms to China

By Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Mar 24 (IPS) û Moves to lift the EU arms sale embargo on China are creating differences both within the Union and between the EU and the United States. Many European leaders are pressing for an… Continue Reading

Lifting the Shroud

By PAUL KRUGMAN From the day it took office, U.S. News & World Report wrote a few months ago, the Bush administration “dropped a shroud of secrecy” over the federal government. After 9/11, the administration’s secretiveness knew no limits —… Continue Reading

Roberto Savio about Media

A research insititute associate with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has published a report on the state of the Media in the United States. While this study does not has validity for the world situation, it is still… Continue Reading


ARISTIDE REVEALS DETAILS OF COUP Press release for email distribution Contact: Sarah Sloan or Brian Becker 202-544-3389, 212-633-6646 A delegation from the United States met twice today with overthrown Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Bangui, Central African Republic. Following the… Continue Reading