By Ernest Corea * IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis WASHINGTON DC (IDN) â€“ Gloom-and-doom headlines in the waning days of the 2010 review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) caused many observers to assume that negotiations would collapse in deadlock, but the… Continue Reading
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
By Stephen Leahy NAIROBI, May 27, 2010 (IPS) – Women provide up to 90 percent of the rural poor’s food and produce up to 80 percent of food in most developing countries, and yet they are almost completely ignored when… Continue Reading
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
msnbc.com* Amnesty International says ’09 a year of human rights setbacks, progress May 26, 2010. LONDON – From Iranâ€™s repressive crackdown on anti-government demonstrators to Chinaâ€™s bloody suppression of minority Uighurs, millions of peopleâ€™s lives across the world continued to… Continue Reading
By Beatriz Bissio RIO DE JANEIRO, May 27, 2010 (IPS) – “Bridging Cultures, Building Peace” is the slogan of the third United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Forum which opens Friday in Brazil, gathering together some 3,000 heads of state, members… Continue Reading
Leonardo Boff * Economics Nobel laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, recently said: Â«the legacy of the economic-financial crisis will be a great clash of ideas about the future of the Earth.Â» I agree completely. As I see it, that great debate will… Continue Reading
By Hannah Rubenstein UNITED NATIONS, May 26, 2010 (IPS) – A decade after the passage of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations and human rights groups are urging 44 unsigned countries… Continue Reading
By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) â€“ 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
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
IRIN NEW YORK, 20 May 2010 (IRIN) – A five-year campaign to boost the number of UN female peacekeepers is progressing steadily in police units, but “seems to be stuck” at a minuscule percentage in military contingents, Lt-Col Alejandro Alvarez… Continue Reading
By Johan Galtung (*) BRUSSELS, May (IPS) There are three major issues concerning nuclear weapons, all very difficult: disarmament-nonproliferation, military use, and theological significance. But there is a universal remedy: solve the underlying conflicts. Achieving disarmament through peace is much… Continue Reading
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
By Jutta Wolf IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) â€“ 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 â€œhigh riskâ€ nations.
By Fabiana Frayssinet RIO DE JANEIRO, May 20, 2010 (IPS) – Although the European Union’s financial bailout of Greece to avoid contagion of the crisis to other eurozone countries has had positive effects, South America is not ruling out collateral… Continue Reading
By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) â€“ As the global financial crisis remains far from resolved and the world’s major currencies continue a roller coaster ride, a sound and safe global financial system appears to be sliding into the… Continue Reading
By Prakash Joshi IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis NEW DELHI (IDN) â€“ While preparing to close the notorious U.S. prison at GuantÃ¡namo Bay, Cuba, President Barack Obama appears to be supporting the expansion of another secretive prison in Afghanistan, according to reports.
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.
By Michael Miller | Newsweek Web Exclusive Mexican soldiers are outgunned by drug traffickers. Too bad Washington won’t let them buy better arms.
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