Haider Rizvi UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (IPS) – Driven by increased concerns and mounting evidence of the threats posed by global warming, some of the world’s most eminent scientists are telling policymakers to get their act together before it is… Continue Reading
Democracy Now! In his new book, CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson argues that US military and economic overreach may actually lead to the nation’s collapse as a constitutional republic. It’s the last volume in his Blowback… Continue Reading
DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society.
Mattias Creffier BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (IPS) – Does the presence of Heineken beer in Sierra Leone contribute to reduction of child mortality? And to what extent does the chemicals company Akzo Nobel contribute to prevent environmental damage?
Vesna Peric Zimonjic BELGRADE, Feb 26 (IPS) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Monday that Serbia was not guilty of genocide in neighbouring Bosnia. The court ruled also that genocide occurred in Srebrenica, and not the whole of… Continue Reading
Democracy Now! As the fourth anniversary of the Iraq approaches, a new study by Mother Jones magazine has found that the number of fatal terrorist attacks has increased by over 600 percent since the U.S. invasion. We speak with the… Continue Reading
By Kumi Naidoo, CIVICUS Secretary-General It is no secret that many within civil society organisations have deep reservations about the World Economic Forum. Some feel that by being there in the first place, civil society partici-pants risk legitimising the event,… Continue Reading
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily BAGHDAD, Feb 23 (IPS) – Iraqi journalists are outraged over yet another U.S. military raid on the media.
Sabina Zaccaro ROME, Feb 22 (IPS) – The Italian government is in crisis after it failed to win a vote Wednesday on its foreign policy programme. Although the ruling centre-left coalition held only a very slight majority in the Senate,… Continue Reading
Leonardo Boff Theologian Earthcharter Commission Carnival is time for story telling. Almost all cultures believe in a heaven, but there is no easy way to get there. There is always a purification process and the journey is very dangerous. Several… Continue Reading
February 2007 â€” By Reuters CANBERRA — Australia will be the world’s first country to ban incandescent lightbulbs in a bid to curb Greenhouse gas emissions, with the government saying on Tuesday they would be phased out within three years.… Continue Reading
Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) – Responding to widespread criticism from developing nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn or modified some of his controversial proposals to restructure the U.N. Secretariat — specifically in relation to disarmament, peacekeeping and… Continue Reading
THE NEW YORK TIMES February 2007 Op-Ed Contributor By MICHAEL CRICHTON YOU, or someone you love, may die because of a gene patent that should never have been granted in the first place. Sound far-fetched? Unfortunately, itâ€™s only too real.
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily BAGHDAD, Feb (IPS) – The lack of security in Iraq is leading now to a collapse in food supplies. “Look at us begging for food despite the fortunes we have,” 60-year-old Um Muthanna from Baghdad… Continue Reading
ZoltÃ¡n Dujisin BUDAPEST, Feb 19 (IPS) – The arguments put forward by the United States to justify its project for a missile defence base in Eastern Europe are becoming less and less convincing to public opinion and experts of the… Continue Reading
How the World Can Stop Bush By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS What would be the consequences of a US or Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear energy sites? At the 2006 Perdana Global Peace Forum, Australian medical scientist Dr. Helen Caldicott provided… Continue Reading
Analysis by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (IPS) – For several weeks now, Washington has been abuzz with rumours that U.S. President George W. Bush is preparing to attack nuclear and other sites in Iran this spring — rumours deemed… Continue Reading
THE NEW YORK TIMES Editorial Before things get any more out of hand, President Bush needs to make his intentions toward Iran clear. And Congress needs to make it clear that this time it will be neither tricked nor bullied… Continue Reading
Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Feb (IPS) – Tuesday’s deal between North Korea and five other nations, including the United States, to take the first concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament in exchange for aid and normalised relations marks a long-awaited diplomatic breakthrough… Continue Reading
By Michael Albert Have you ever felt like there are things you want to know about what someone thinks that would matter for the lives of many people and yet you have no way to get the answers? You can’t… Continue Reading