Why Is Enough Never Enough?

By WILLIAM D. COHAN – The New York Times As we await the verdict in the insider-trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, the following question comes to mind: Why would people who seem… Continue Reading

Deraa a City Under a Dark Siege

By Correspondents DOHA and DAMASCUS, Syria, Apr 29, 2011 (IPS/Al Jazeera) – As darkness fell across it, Deraa was a city under siege. Tanks and troops control all roads in and out. Inside the city, shops are shuttered and nobody… Continue Reading

Every Fourth Palestinian Under Arrest

By Ronald Joshua IDN-InDepth NewsReport VIENNA (IDN) – One-fourth of the Palestinian population residing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has been put behind the bars by the Israeli government, making Palestinians the most imprisoned people in the world, according… Continue Reading

A tale of two Britains

by Ian Jack – Newsweek Time for a Royal Wedding … While England Is Royally Screwed Nearly a third of the world’s population will watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, or so reports in… Continue Reading

Guantánamo en la mira de Wikileaks

El País y Público Infamia consentida Editorial – El País Las aberraciones de Guantánamo resultan incompatibles con los principios de Obama Si Barack Obama quisiera cerrar Guantánamo y necesitara algún argumento suplementario para hacerlo, encontraría docenas en los documentos sobre… Continue Reading

Hungría antediluviana

Editorial – El Pais La nueva Constitución es un cheque en blanco para la violación de los derechos humanos Hungría era el único Estado de Europa oriental que tras la caída del comunismo no se había dado una Constitución. Desde… Continue Reading

Velo a la moda no incomoda

Por Sabine Clappaert BRUSELAS, abr (IPS) – Dos empresarias se unieron en Bélgica para rescatar el velo islámico del debate político. Inge Rombauts y Fatima Rafiy son propietarias de la boutique exclusiva Noor D’Izar, que ofrece a las mujeres una… Continue Reading

Headscarf Is Also a Scarf Over the Head

By Sabine Clappaert BRUSSELS, Apr 20, 2011 (IPS) – While Belgium’s politicians, academics, business leaders and feminists grapple with the concept and reality of a law banning headscarves in public institutions and beyond, two entrepreneurial women have joined forces to… Continue Reading

BRICS to Show Its Weight at WTO

Analysis by Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Apr 2011 (IPS) – Despite political differences among member countries, BRICS has set its sights on global trade talks to assert its weight. Its declared aim: to secure economic benefits for developing nations.