EASTERN EUROPE: Playing Dice With Migrants

By Claudia Ciobanu BUCHAREST, Dec 30, 2010 (IPS) – Over the past years, acceptance rates for asylum-seekers in Central and Eastern Europe have been decreasing slowly but steadily. Even for those who do receive protected status, life is a gamble.

MEXICO AT WAR, THE US IS TO BLAME

By Ignacio Ramonet (*) PARIS, Dec (IPS) November 20 was the hundredth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, the first major social revolution of the 20th century: a heroic deed carried out by two legendary popular figures, Emiliano Zapata and Pancho… Continue Reading

Tossing the Afghan COIN

Michael A. Cohen | The Nation As long as there has been war, as long as one nation has sought to impose its military will on another, there have been insurgents… and there have also been counterinsurgents. It was the… Continue Reading

A CIVIL SOCIETY PRO-WATER PARTNERSHIP

By Denise Hamú, Samuel Barreto and Eliana Salmazo (*) BRASILIA, Dec (IPS) Any marketing professional who keeps abreast of global tendencies is aware of the advantages that generate added value to corporations from investing in nature conservation and sustainable use… Continue Reading

The Putinization of Hungary

Editorial – The Washington Post NEXT MONTH many European Union members may be regretting their system of a rotating presidency. That’s because the gavel will be handed to Hungary, whose populist and power-hungry government has just adopted a media law… Continue Reading

Why Stand with WikiLeaks

By Nicole Colson* IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis NEW HAMPSHIRE (IDN) – U.S. authorities seemed closer to attempting to manufacture an excuse to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. to face charges. Amid reports that a grand jury had been convened… Continue Reading

HIDDEN WATER

By Chris Hedemann (*) LONDON, Dec (IPS) “Future generations, I am certain, will think of us and bless us for our farseeing patriotism, and it will be said of us, as Isaiah said of old, ‘they made a way in… Continue Reading

U.S. Savage Imperialism

By Noam Chomsky From a talk by Noam Chomsky, June 2010 It’s tempting to go back to the beginning. The beginning goes pretty far back, but it is useful to think about some aspects of American history that bear directly… Continue Reading

WEEKLYLEAKS

By Johan Galtung (*) SCHWERTE, GERMANY, Dec (IPS) The revelations contained in the wave of WikiLeak documents that have taken the world by storm are an indictment not only of US diplomacy but of today’s diplomacy in general. What kind… Continue Reading

Haiti\’s Structural Crisis

James North | The Nation The Haitian government started to rig the recent presidential election well before the actual balloting on November 28. Mainstream US press accounts have mistakenly used words like “chaos,” “confusion” and “disorganization” to describe the election,… Continue Reading

Public Money May Fund European Arms

David Cronin BRUSSELS, Dec 17 (IPS) – Arms traders are seeking to convince the European Union that publicly-funded scientific research grants should help develop weapons for future wars.

Economic Crisis Looms, But Clean Energy Shines On

IPS LISBON, Dec 16, 2010 (IPS) – While the shadow of a speculative assault looms over Portugal, similar to the economic crises that hit Greece and Ireland, this Iberian nation manages to hold up the beacon of renewable energy.