Market Reform Failed LDCs

Sanjay Suri LONDON, May (IPS) – The mantra that market reforms would pull the least developed countries out of poverty collapsed under major new findings by UNCTAD presented in London Thursday. The 50 least developed countries (LDCs) increased gross national… Continue Reading

Afghanistan, the forgotten war

For all The Grand Rhetoric, We Have Failed to See Through our Mission in Afghanistan Independent UK | Editorial May 2004 Two years ago, following the removal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Tony Blair promised that the international community would… Continue Reading

Uranium strikes back in Iraq

The first signs of uranium sickness surface in troops returning from Iraq By Frida Berrigan Sergeant Mark Callihan (right) and Staff Sergeant Sean Bach inventory 25mm depleted uranium rounds at their base in Tikrit, Iraq. It’s a year into the… Continue Reading

Tokyo meets Pyongyang

Ties More Tense, Vulnerable after Summit Suvendrini Kakuchi TOKYO, May (IPS) – Frosty bilateral relations are supposed to have thawed a bit after the weekend summit between Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, but… Continue Reading

Losing the script on 9/11?

As Rice and Clarke battle, the complex job of fixing America’s tangled intelligence capabilities is fading away Peter Morgan / Reuters file A view of Ground Zero in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. By Michael Moran Senior correspondent MSNBC… Continue Reading

The Values Behind Abu Ghraib

by Linda Burnham; War Times; May 2004 Sexual Domination in Uniform: An American Value The Abu Ghraib portraits of sexual humiliation and submission have exposed the unbelievably tangled strands of racism, misogyny, homophobia, national arrogance and hyper-masculinity that characterize the… Continue Reading

Venezuela sends oil to Argentina

By: Modesto Emilio Guerrero – Venezuelanalysis.com More than one thousand Argentineans welcomed the Venezuelan tanker carrying fuel to help mitigate the energy crisis in the austral country. Buenos Aires, May 12, 2004 (Venezuelanalysis.com)-On Tuesday, in a cold but sunny day… Continue Reading

More on US-Iraq Prisions

by Aaron Kipnis (650 words) American mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners reveals more about the state of American domestic justice today than it does to chronicle casualties of our latest foreign war. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently called the abuse… Continue Reading