Ever-expanding Union?

From The Economist Global Agenda There are worries that a European Union of 25 member countries will prove unmanageable. But the queue to join continues growing. Could the Union one day expand to take in the whole of continental Europe… Continue Reading


By Eduardo Galeano (*) MONTEVIDEO, Jan (IPS) – A small gesture of national dignity set off a raging scandal early this year. Throughout the world the press gave the story top billing as if it were a freak event, like,… Continue Reading

Bush and Cheney answer tough questions

Transcript of Bush/Cheney Testimony Before 9/11 Commission By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers *(This story is a satire) Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not… Continue Reading

The Denial of Democracy in Iraq

by Aseem Shrivastava; April 2004 America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. ­ John Quincy Adams, Sixth US President “Be careful of what you want.… Continue Reading

US: Russian nuclear threat?

Still on Catastrophe’s Edge By Robert McNamara and Helen Caldicott Los Angeles Times April 2004 In a flash, U.S. and Russia could hurl thousands of missiles at each other As we continue to grapple with the United States’ vulnerability to… Continue Reading

Making business out of water

H2O BUSINESS TURNS PUBLIC WATER INTO PRIVATE WINDFALL By Mark Sommer (*) BERKELEY, Feb (IPS) – In a seemingly unquenchable thirst for new wellsprings of profit, multinational food and drink industry giants are rapidly draining public water supplies worldwide into… Continue Reading

Talking Back to Chomsky

By Cynthia Peters Our social change movements have benefited enormously from the work of Noam Chomsky. The incredible energy he brings to his speaking and writing means that millions have been exposed to his analysis of U.S. foreign and domestic… Continue Reading

US: Women march for reproductive rights

by Ginger Adam Otis; Women’s News; April 2004 (WOMENSENEWS)–In cities and towns across the country, students, unionists, environmentalists and others are gearing up to attend the March to Save Women’s Lives, a massive reproductive-rights rally in Washington, D.C., this Sunday,… Continue Reading

Women May Lose Out in a Bigger Europe

Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Apr (IPS) – With EU enlargement just days away, women’s groups and human rights campaigners are campaigning to raise awareness of the impact that a larger Europe will have on women’s livelihoods and gender equality. The European… Continue Reading