Copyright 2006 Mumia Abu-Jamal To this day, I can hardly bear to think of that quintessentially American holiday — Thanksgiving. When I do, however, I do not dwell on pilgrims with wide black hats sitting to sup with red men,… Continue Reading
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily BAGHDAD, Nov (IPS) – “Iraq got the foreign investment rules long sought by U.S. corporations,” Antonia Juhasz, a visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and author of ‘The Bush Agenda: Invading… Continue Reading
Analysis by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (IPS) – Despite a growing and virtually universal consensus both here and abroad that the United States must engage Syria and Iran if it hopes to stabilise Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush… Continue Reading
US forces can neither crush the insurgency in western Iraq nor counter the rising popularity of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network in the area, media reported, citing a secret Marine Corps intelligence report.
Mohammed A. Salih ARBIL, Nov 28 (IPS) – The latest upsurge of violence in Iraq comes as a big blow to the slim remaining hopes of ending violence.
The U.S.-designed Plan to Overthrow Hugo Chavez in the Days Following the Election by Chris Carlson; November 2006 In 1999, when the U.S.-led bombing campaign in Serbia didn’t get rid of Slobodan Milosovic, Washington changed its strategy. U.S. intelligence organized… Continue Reading
Praful Bidwai NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (IPS) – At the end of an important week-long visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to South Asia, what does the complicated triangular relationship between Beijing, New Delhi and Islamabad, three of Asia’s four… Continue Reading
Leonardo Boff Theologian Earthcharter Commission Marcel Bursztyn, scholar, with an enviable academic curriculum vitae and intellectual output, wrote a clarifying book, The Country of Alliances: Elites and Continuity in Brazil, (Vozes 1990.) In that book, he convincingly shows how the… Continue Reading
Copyright 2006 Mumia Abu-Jamal Politics is about power; how to get it, and how to use it. The recent media-minted ‘controversy’ over John Kerry’s flubbed joke, the White House/GOP response, and his subsequent apology was a lesson in the use… Continue Reading
Mohammed A. Salih ARBIL, Nov (IPS) – The worst killings on a single day since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 sent Baghdad reeling Thursday, but they top a casualty toll that has been rising alarmingly.
Humberto MÃ¡rquez CARACAS, Nov (IPS) – “They shall not steal a single one of our votes,” vowed opposition candidate Manuel Rosales, after claiming that he had beaten incumbent President Hugo ChÃ¡vez in surveys of voting intentions for Venezuela’s Dec. 3… Continue Reading
Jim Lobe & Michael Flynn | November 2006 IRC Right Web rightweb.irc-online.org Summary: Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, an influential, neoconservative-led pressure group called the Project for the New American Century issued a letter to… Continue Reading
Walden Bello The recent US election was a redemptive election. At a time that many throughout the world had written off the American electorate as lifeless putty in the hands of Karl Rove, it woke up to deliver the Republican… Continue Reading
Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov (IPS) – The culture and creativity economy and its contribution to sustainable development will be the central theme at a 10-day meeting of experts, artists and government delegates from more than 70 countries, which… Continue Reading
Conn Hallinan | November 2006 Editor: John Feffer, IRC Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org â€œWar is hell,â€ Union General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said 14 years after the end of the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. â€œIt is only those… Continue Reading
Antoaneta Bezlova BEIJING, Nov 21 (IPS) – Repeatedly cited for pollution, China has launched a counter-attack saying it is mainly because the country has been the world’s workshop in the past twenty years, producing and exporting goods for a multitude… Continue Reading
Highest ranking African woman in the UN system By Jane Godia She went to a village school in western Tanzania and is now a tough economist, settlement expert, peace-builder and womenâ€™s rights activist. UN Nairobi office Director General and UN-Habitat… Continue Reading
Stephen Leahy* TORONTO, Nov 20 (IPS/IFEJ) – Deforestation remains the greatest current threat to the world’s forests, claiming 10 to 15 million hectares of tree-covered areas every year, but climate change may represent a bigger challenge in the long term,… Continue Reading
Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (IPS) – The United States, which is making little headway in its attempts to impose mandatory U.N. sanctions on Iran, is facing a political dilemma as it comes under increasing pressure to initiate a… Continue Reading
Arnaldo Zenteno This morning the electoral victory of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was confirmed, although some simply say: Daniel won. The final results are not yet complete, but there is already an irreversible tendency, with 38-40% for the… Continue Reading