For Too Many Women, Silence Equals Death

Haider Rizvi UNITED NATIONS, Nov (IPS) – Despite improved laws and international treaties signed by various governments in the past few years, millions of women continue to suffer from violence at the hands of men.

The Abuse of \’Democracy\’

by Lawrence S. Wittner; History News Network; November 2005 George W. Bush’s recent claim that the U.S. war in Iraq is part of an attempt to spread “democracy” to the Middle East should not surprise anyone familiar with the use… Continue Reading

Thinking ahead

Leonardo Boff Theologian The Workers Party, PT, has introduced some novelties into Brazilian politics, such as internal democracy (although that has not stopped the leadership group from going astray), a participatory budget, and a new way of organizing the mandate… Continue Reading

Sharon Minus Likud Equals What

Peter Hirschberg JERUSALEM, Nov (IPS) – A reliable, pragmatic leader who is tough on Palestinian violence but willing to make calculated sacrifices for peace. A leader who does not trust the Palestinians, but understands that Israel’s occupation of the West… Continue Reading

U.N.: More hungry in Africa than in \’90s

By MARIA SANMINIATELLI The Associated Press ROME (AP) — Hunger and malnutrition kill nearly 6 million children a year, and more people are malnourished in sub-Saharan Africa this decade than in the 1990s, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

U.N. Faces New Political Threats From U.S.

Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov (IPS) – John Bolton, the abrasive U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has been dubbed by one New York newspaper as “a human wrecking ball”, is living up to every critic’s gloomy expectations.

Who’s Next—Iran & Syria?

By Conn Hallinan | November 2005 Editor: John Gershman Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org In the wake of a United Nations investigation implicating a number of Syrian and Lebanese officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri,… Continue Reading

A Resounding \”No\”

Joyce Mulama NAIROBI, Nov (IPS) – Kenyans have decisively rejected a proposed constitution that was put to a referendum on Monday. According to figures released by the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK), 3,548,477 people voted against the new constitution (57… Continue Reading

Cheney Tries to Raise the Stakes

Analysis by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Nov (IPS) – Amid growing pressure to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq and mounting charges by Democrats that senior administration officials misled the nation into war there, Vice President Dick Cheney appears to have… Continue Reading

Turmoil in Haiti, Seen Close Up

By LAURA KERN “Aristide and the Endless Revolution” is a probing look into the 2004 overthrow of the twice democratically elected Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had previously been ousted in a 1991 coup. Mr. Aristide was cherished by his… Continue Reading

Poll Outcome Spells Return to Arms

Amantha Perera COLOMBO, Nov (IPS) – True to the hawkish image that propelled him to electoral victory, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, has begun his six-year-term in office by indicating readiness to review not only a Norwegian-mediated peace process with… Continue Reading

Incendiary weapons: The big white lie

US finally admits using white phosphorus in Fallujah – and beyond. Iraqis investigate if civilians were targeted with deadly chemical Andrew Buncombe in Washington Kim Sengupta in Baghdad and Colin Brown The Iraqi government is to investigate the United States… Continue Reading

Criticism Was Conviction, Say Swiss

Marty Logan TUNIS, Nov (IPS) – The Swiss government has been at the centre of controversy here over host government Tunisia’s treatment of journalists and human rights activists prior to the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

The Night of God

Leonardo Boff Theologian Carl G. Jung (1875-1961), one of the founding masters of psychoanalysis, together with Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), mentions in his works the great dreams that may visit us. Ancestral archetypes surface in those dreams, filled with messages that… Continue Reading