Sarah Palin, Neocon Messiah

By Robert Scheer * March 31, 2010. Judge them by their enemies. More evidence that Barack Obama might be shaping up as a good president is that Norman Podhoretz hates him so much. In a Wall Street Journal column Monday… Continue Reading


By Roberto Savio (*) ROME, Mar (IPS) The victory of the right in January’s elections in Chile has stirred reflections on the crisis of the left. Of the 15 countries in Europe that had leftist governments in 1992, only five… Continue Reading

Debunking the Deniers

By Stephen Leahy IPS interviews science historian NAOMI ORESKES PARIS, Mar 24, 2010 (IPS) – Even though 2009 was the fifth warmest year since 1850, and 2000-09 the warmest decade ever, according to the World Meterological Organisation, surveys show that… Continue Reading

Stop Blaming the Cow, Please!

By Stefano Colombo IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis ROME (IDN) – When top managers of giant oil and industrial companies or major car-makers eat a good steak, they probably rejoice twice – thanks to the meal of course but also because cows are… Continue Reading

Tax For Development

By Jeffrey Owens and Richard Carey* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint PARIS (IDN) – People in developed economies struggling to close burgeoning deficits incurred in the crisis by raising taxes or cutting spending could be forgiven for thinking that developing countries are concerned… Continue Reading

The Deadly Waters

By Babukar Kashka IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis NAIROBI (IDN) – Every year, more people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. This simple but shocking statement has been launched by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on the… Continue Reading

OECD Backs South-South Cooperation

By Ronald Joshua IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN/PARIS (IDN) – Though developed and developing countries decided about one-and-a-half years ago to take bold steps to reform the way aid is given and spent, the agreement has yet to be put into practice.

Will the Missing Link for MDGs

By Chryso D’Angelo UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19, 2010 (IPS) – Despite numerous factors that threaten the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – a global financial crisis, a food crisis, climate change, natural disasters – U.N. Secretary-General Ban… Continue Reading

Attack of the Cheneys

By Matthew Duss* This article appeared in the April 5, 2010 edition of The Nation. I’m sure not many fathers think about whether their children will defend them one day from accusations that they ordered torture. Dick Cheney would probably… Continue Reading