Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 30 (IPS) – The Brazilian government has a total of 45 different programmes targeting young people, according to the National Secretariat of Youth. Nevertheless, young people face high unemployment and are sucked into a… Continue Reading
Nanotechnology: Â¿the Â«Little BrotherÂ»? Leonardo Boff Theologian Earthcharter Commission In an extremely accelerated fashion, not just a new technological wave, but a true technological tsunami, has taken place in recent years. It is nanotechnology, that produces elements and things not… Continue Reading
Kimia Sanati TEHRAN, Mar 29 (IPS) – Whether or not the 15 British Royal Marines in Iranian custody actually trespassed into the country’s territorial waters, the incident has provided Tehran with an opportunity to build up an image of a… Continue Reading
Tamara Lytle | Washington Bureau Orlando Sentinel WASHINGTON — Congress reopened the heated debate Thursday over Puerto Rico’s political status, beginning hearings that could lead to action in the House this year. People on various sides of the dispute over… Continue Reading
Scott Stedjan and Laura Weis | March 2007 Editor: Miriam Pemberton, IPS Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org On March 6, 2007, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006. This annual report to… Continue Reading
Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Mar 27 (IPS) – As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wound down her latest and most intense round of Middle Eastern “shuttle diplomacy” Monday, a star-studded international cast of former top-ranking diplomats and government leaders said… Continue Reading
Aaron Glantz SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 26 (IPS) – Peace activists reacted with cautious optimism to a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives Friday giving President George W. Bush an additional 100 billion dollars to fight the wars in Iraq… Continue Reading
Made in USA by Perry Anderson The Nation Of all postwar institutions in the public eye, the United Nations has probably yielded the poorest literature. With the exception of two lucid studies of its foundation, Robert Hilderbrand’s Dumbarton Oaks (1990)… Continue Reading
Eduardo Tamayo G. Things are stirring deep within Latin America. Indigenous communities and organizations from several countries are preparing to attend to the 3rd Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala. It will take place in the… Continue Reading
Jon Elmer and Anthony Fenton* TORONTO, Mar 23 (IPS) – A soon to be completed Canadian Forces counter-insurgency field manual foreshadows the type of interventions that the military in this country is preparing for the coming decades, according to a… Continue Reading
Eli Clifton WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (IPS) – The announcement earlier this month that the United States will pursue the design and construction of new nuclear weapons has not been warmly embraced by the rest of the world.
Juan Tiney The 3rd Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities will be held in TecpÃ¡n, Guatemala, capital of the Kekchikel Kingdom and located 87 kilometres west of the countryâ€™s capital. This is the sight of the great IXIMCHÃ‰, a city… Continue Reading
Geoffrey Millard Editor: Erik Leaver, IPS Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org Why is it that we refer to the day the Iraq war started as an anniversary? I was a soldier deployed to Iraq with the 42nd ID of the… Continue Reading
Mithre J. Sandrasagra NEW YORK, Mar 21 (IPS) – The question of whether opposition or engagement with political Islam is the better way forward for the United States in Asia was the focus of a panel discussion sponsored by the… Continue Reading
Herbert Docena On the perimeter fence of the Eloy Alfaro air base in Manta, Ecuador hangs a sign, â€œWarning: Military Base. No Trespassing.â€ Since 1999, the base has been used as a â€œforward operating locationâ€ by the US military â€“… Continue Reading
Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) – The U.S.-led war on terror has triggered a strong backlash against some of the world’s minorities, including ethnic and religious groups, according to a study released here Tuesday.
Conn Hallinan IRC Right Web rightweb.irc-online.org The full-page ads appearing in newspapers across the country are wrenching: children in the last stages of starvation, terrified refugees, and burned out villages. They are the images that come to mind when most… Continue Reading
Moyiga Nduru JOHANNESBURG, Mar 19 (IPS) – Images of tiny, malnourished African children, some scavenging for leftover food, have continued to grace the cover of brochures, posters and video clips of aid agencies since the devastating famine that claimed more… Continue Reading
Walden Bello March 2007 Editor: John Feffer, IRC Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org It was unexpected. At the Seventh World Social Forum (WSF), held in Nairobi, Kenya, in late January, the most controversial topic was not HIV-AIDS, the U.S. occupation… Continue Reading
David Cronin BRUSSELS, Mar 16 (IPS) – The European Union’s development aid chief has been accused of prioritising central African countries for which he has a personal fixation at the expense of other needy nations.