By Mel Frykberg GAZA CITY, Jun 28 (IPS) – Mohammed Omer, the Gaza correspondent of IPS, and joint winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, was strip-searched at gunpoint, assaulted and abused by Israeli security officials at the… Continue Reading
By Binyamin Appelbaum Globe Staff | June 27, 2008 The candidate endorsed subsidies for private entrepreneurs to build low-income units. But, while he garnered support from developers, many projects in his former district have fallen into disrepair. CHICAGO – The… Continue Reading
Raphael Hoetmer – Interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos As Europe and Latin Americaâ€™s leaders meet behind the â€œsafetyâ€ of barricades and thousands of police during the Fifth Official Ministerial between the two regions, the National Engineering University is host… Continue Reading
By Abid Aslam WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) – The United States and other beneficiaries of foreign investment are seeking to restrict it, a leading U.S. think tank says in a report warning that this “protectionist drift” could roil capital markets… Continue Reading
By a Times Staff Writer The South African hero, who now rarely comments on politics, breaks his silence to criticize the ‘tragic failure’ under Robert Mugabe June 26, 2008 HARARE, ZIMBABWE â€” Former South African leader Nelson Mandela on Wednesday… Continue Reading
By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Jun (IPS) – On the eve of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a bipartisan group of some 200 religious leaders and former top U.S. national security and military officers launched a campaign… Continue Reading
ANSA Hundreds arrive off coasts of Lampedusa, Sicily and Sardinia (ANSA) – Lampedusa, June 25 – The summer wave of migrant landings continued on Wednesday when over 200 people landed on the southern shores of Sicily.
Interview with Loughty Dube, Chair of the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, Jun 24 (IPS) – For activists campaigning to put more women into Africa’s parliaments, the media has become a key battleground. All too often, female candidates are… Continue Reading
Environmental News Network There are now more than 11 million refugees worldwide, the United Nations refugee agency has warned as the world celebrates World Refugee Day.
By Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail* BAQUBA, Jun 24 (IPS) – Iraqis seem divided on who they would like to see as the next U.S. president, but few believe that either will end the occupation.
Despite Russian and Serbian opposition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said Friday the UN would gradually cede its role. By Robert Marquand Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor June 23, 2008 edition PRISTINA, KOSOVO – For 16 months, Russia… Continue Reading
Interview with Mary Robinson, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights GLASGOW, Jun 22 (IPS) – Mary Robinson spoke to Nastasya Tay of TerraViva/IPS about human rights today and the new campaign Every Human Has Rights, on the sidelines of… Continue Reading
By Philip Stephens The shortest distance in the discourse about climate change is that between denial and despair. The head wrested from the sand soon becomes the head in the hands. â€œNothing needs doingâ€ slides effortlessly into â€œnothing can be… Continue Reading
By Joyce Mulama GLASGOW, Jun 20 (IPS) – Progress that has already been achieved towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may be reversed due to the current global food crisis, it is emerging at the eighth CIVICUS World Assembly.
ANSA Supreme court rejects appeal on Calipari case (ANSA) – Rome, June 19 – An American soldier who shot and killed an Italian intelligence officer in Iraq in 2005 should not be tried in Italy which lacks jurisdiction in the… Continue Reading
Interview with abolition activist Sister Helen Prejean WASHINGTON, Jun 18 (IPS) – For over 20 years, Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun, has worked to educate the public about the death penalty. She has been spiritual adviser to eight… Continue Reading
Interview with Israeli academic Ilan Pappe ATHENS, Jun 18 (IPS) – Support for an academic boycott of Israeli universities exposed Ilan Pappe to death threats last year, forced him to resign as senior lecturer of political science at the University… Continue Reading
Open Letter from President Evo Morales Until the end of the Second World War, Europe was a continent of emigrants. Tens of millions of Europeans left for the Americas in order to colonize, escape famine, financial crises, wars and European… Continue Reading
By Mark Magnier Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Some of the change in the wake of the catastrophe may be short-lived, but some, such as the focus on the individual, outpourings of empathy, and an openness to foreign aid, appear… Continue Reading
By Bill Berkowitz* OAKLAND, California, Jun 17 (IPS) – On Monday evening, with all the Bay Area local television stations and some of the national news networks on hand, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, two longtime gay rights activists, (re)married… Continue Reading