Killings Could Boomerang on Israel

Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, May 31, 2010 (IPS) – What exactly happened on the high seas off the Gaza-Israel coast remains in murky waters. Already though, the implications of Israel’s assault on the peace flotilla of… Continue Reading

Remember Iraq?

By Ben Adler – Newsweek The U.S. public has moved on, but it is still a troubled country. May 27, 2010. If you went abroad a few weeks ago, and upon returning today were told that in your absence a… Continue Reading

Watchdog: Nations getting away with murder

msnbc.com* Amnesty International says ’09 a year of human rights setbacks, progress May 26, 2010. LONDON – From Iran’s repressive crackdown on anti-government demonstrators to China’s bloody suppression of minority Uighurs, millions of people’s lives across the world continued to… Continue Reading

Two cosmologies in conflict

Leonardo Boff * Economics Nobel laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, recently said: «the legacy of the economic-financial crisis will be a great clash of ideas about the future of the Earth.» I agree completely. As I see it, that great debate will… Continue Reading

Remembering the Three Rio Conventions

By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – The botched UN conference in Copenhagen may prove to be a blessing in disguise by way of correcting the imbalance that has favoured climate change but nearly ignored desertification and biodiversity that… Continue Reading

Doha Round Endless Tug-of-War

By Martin Khor (*) GENEVA, May (IPS/South Centre) The World Trade Organisation’s Doha Round appears to be stuck in a strategic deadlock, with no end in sight, and little hope for completion in the forseeable future. The latest bout of… Continue Reading

\’Culture Integral to Agriculture\’

By Sabina Zaccaro ROME, May 21, 2010 (IPS) – Biodiversity in agriculture is about culture. Traditional knowledge and culture are as important as research and investments aver farmers, researchers and academicians who are gathered in Rome to celebrate International Day… Continue Reading

Concern about Energy Security Risks

By Jutta Wolf IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – A new study has expressed concern about the long-term energy security of the Middle East oil producing and exporting countries and classified these as “high risk” nations.

Afghan \’Guantánamo\’ to be Expanded

By Prakash Joshi IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis NEW DELHI (IDN) – While preparing to close the notorious U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, President Barack Obama appears to be supporting the expansion of another secretive prison in Afghanistan, according to reports.

ISRAEL, The Only Democracy in the Middle East?

By Jerrold Kessel & Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, May 19, 2010 (IPS) – Noam Chomsky, a fierce espouser of left-wing causes, is widely admired in countries which parade themselves as “democracies”. Apparently, the admiration does not extend to Israel.

Outmatched

By Michael Miller | Newsweek Web Exclusive Mexican soldiers are outgunned by drug traffickers. Too bad Washington won’t let them buy better arms.

Garzon, Justice, and Memory

By Ignacio Ramonet (*) “For the dead man here abandoned, build him a tomb.” Sophocles, Antigone (442 A.D.) PARIS, May (IPS) “Senseless”, “astounding” , “unheard of” … The world press, human rights associations, and the finest international jurists can’t get… Continue Reading