Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Apr (IPS) – Stephen Lewis, the U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, invariably returns to New York with half a dozen harrowing stories of death and devastation in a continent ravaged by the spreading disease.
Honolulu, HI â€“ A group of nonviolent protesters have entered Bachman Hall, the University of Hawaii administration building, and have demanded an end to the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) project, which would establish a secret military research facility to… Continue Reading
Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS, Apr (IPS) – European Union member states must â€?take meaningful stepsâ€? to build a global partnership for development, says a new report from a network of Catholic development groups.
By GINGER THOMPSON April 2005 ILLAHERMOSA, Mexico, – The legal proceedings that threatened to knock Mexico’s most popular politician off next year’s presidential ballot and to plunge this country into turmoil seemed to come to a sudden end on Wednesday… Continue Reading
An Unauthorised Report on the Outcomes of the 48th CND Session TNI Drug Policy Briefing – April 2005 The US pressure on the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to withdraw support from needle exchange and other harm reduction… Continue Reading
Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Apr (IPS) – The 53-member Geneva-based Human Rights Commission (HRC) has come under fire for accommodating abusive governments as its elected members. But proposals to fix it are drawing mixed reaction.
Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr (IPS) – The Brazilian minister of culture, renowned singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, has a new passion: the creative industries, which he believes can play a key role in boosting the economies of developing countries.
Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision? By Sidney Blumenthal*, April 2005, Salon.com. President Bush treated his final visit with Pope John Paul II in Vatican City on… Continue Reading
Sanjay Suri GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Apr (IPS) – The long and winding road from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh to Gleneagles where the G8 summit will be held in July was never built to carry a couple of hundred thousand demonstrators over the… Continue Reading
Leonardo Boff Theologian The elevation of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to Pope of the Catholic Church has brought satisfaction to some, and concern to others. Two factors cause these concerns: his style of governing the Church, and his basic attitude vis-a-vis… Continue Reading
By Howard Fineman MSNBC contributor War over role of faith in public life could intensify WASHINGTON – The line between religion and politics isnâ€™t clear, but the papacy of Benedict XVI could erase it altogether. Remember the nasty arguments over… Continue Reading
Richel Dursin JAKARTA, Apr 22 (IPS) – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday made an emotional plea to Asian and African leaders urging them to be bold and support his push to reform the world body, which has been… Continue Reading
‘He Was Very Angry’ A U.S. ambassador is the latest to charge that John Bolton has engaged in some ‘undiplomatic’ behavior. By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball Newsweek April 20 – President George W. Bush’s former ambassador to South Korea… Continue Reading
William Fisher NEW YORK, Apr 20 (IPS) – Three influential civil rights groups charged Wednesday that border control tactics used by the Department of Homeland Security discriminate against U.S. citizens solely on the basis of their religion and ethnicity, in… Continue Reading
Elisa Marincola ROME, Apr (IPS) – All the bells in Rome were pealing as cardinals elected Joseph Ratzinger the 265th leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Ratzinger, who will be known as Pope Benedict XVI, turned 78 three days back.… Continue Reading
MAJURO (AFP) – A US study has found that the number of cancers caused by hydrogen bomb testing in the Marshall Islands is set to double, more than half a century after the tests were conducted in the tiny Pacific… Continue Reading
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now to be known as Pope Benedict XVI, is the 265th leader of the Roman Catholic Church – and of 1.1 billion faithful around the globe. The charismatic John Paul II, who died on Apr. 2, will… Continue Reading
Ferry Biedermann GAZA, Apr (IPS) – Two dates in the Middle East that once seemed set in stone are now being challenged as Israel considers delaying its Gaza disengagement and Palestinians mull over postponing their elections.
April 2005 By Naomi Klein Last summer, in the lull of the August media doze, the Bush Administration’s doctrine of preventive war took a major leap forward. On August 5, 2004, the White House created the Office of the Coordinator… Continue Reading
By Damien Millet and Eric Toussaint* The conservative offensive within the multinational institutions has scored a few points in recent months. People like us who are trying to put across a different logic cannot afford to rest yet awhile. On… Continue Reading