U.N. Rejects Private Peacekeepers

Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) – As the United Nations continues to face a shortage of well-equipped, professionally trained soldiers for its growing peacekeeping operations overseas, a proposal to hire private security forces to rectify the shortfall has… Continue Reading

Between Venezuela and Nothingland

By: Eduardo Galeano – Página 12 Strange dictator this Hugo Chávez. Masochistic and suicidal: he created a Constitution that permits the people to throw him out, and he risked this occurring in a recall referendum. This referendum that took place… Continue Reading

Press Begins to Change Its Tune on Venezuela

By: Jonah Gindin ­ Venezuelanalysis.com With Chávez’ barely contested victory in the long awaited referendum on his mandate as Venezuelan President, there has been a manifest change in the attitude of the mainstream media towards Venezuela’s Bolívarian revolution. Venezuela’s left… Continue Reading

EU Divisions over Immigration Deepen

Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Aug 25 (IPS) – Immigration policy threatens to divide EU member states as the new European Commission looks for a common stand. Control of European Union (EU) borders will fall to commissioner for justice and home affairs… Continue Reading

Vietnam issue cuts both ways

ANALYSIS By Dan Balz and Jim VandeHei The Washington Post Updated: 1:00 a.m. ET Aug. 25, 2004 The controversy over John F. Kerry’s service in Vietnam and his days as an antiwar protester entered its third week yesterday with both… Continue Reading

Italy\’s Sleeper Cells

The threat of an Al Qaeda attack there is real—and growing WEB EXCLUSIVE By Christopher Dickey Paris Bureau Chief, Middle East Regional Editor Newsweek Updated: 3:47 p.m. ET Aug. 20, 2004 Aug. 20 – Who’d have thought laid-back Italy would… Continue Reading

EU Steps into Darfur Crisis

Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Aug 24 (IPS) – The European Union is beginning to take action over the human rights crisis in Darfur ahead of the Aug. 29 United Nations deadline to the Sudanese government. Adviser to EU foreign policy chief… Continue Reading

A different communication is possible

Public letter from the Latin American Communication Networks in support of the CRIS campaign A different communication is posible The communication organizations of Latin America that promote communication rights, assembled in the city of Quito for the Social Forum of… Continue Reading