Water Is a Right, Not Business

Interview with Hama Arba Diallo Hama Arba Diallo ROME, Jun 29 (IPS) – Water is not the stuff of business, it is a basic human right. Hama Arba Diallo, outgoing executive secretary of the Convention of the United Nations to… Continue Reading

Debate on Microcredit

Sam Daley-Harris, Robert Pollin, and Felicia Montgomery | June 2007 Editor: John Feffer Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org Foreign Policy In Focus asked the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s Sam Daley-Harris to respond to the question of whether microcredit is the solution… Continue Reading

The New York Times vs. Hugo Chavez

The Record of the Newspaper of Record By STEPHEN LENDMAN Dictionaries define “yellow journalism” variously as irresponsible and sensationalist reporting that distorts, exaggerates or misstates the truth. It’s misinformation or agitprop disinformation masquerading as fact to boost circulation and readership… Continue Reading

WOMEN: In Business, To Grow

By Clive Freeman BERLIN, Jun (IPS) – In a powerful display of womanpower, more than a thousand businesswomen from 91 countries took part in the 17th Global Summit of Women in Berlin over the weekend. The central theme was “Global… Continue Reading

CHINA: Food First, Not Fuel

By Antoaneta Bezlova BEIJING, Jun 15 (IPS) – A customary Chinese greeting from the years of rations and shortages — “have you eaten yet” — is being jokingly resurrected here as the public watches the prices of key staples, particularly… Continue Reading