The Rights of Mother Earth

Francesco Martone* The Guarani indigenous leader, vice-president of CIDOB, (Federation of Indigenous Peoples of the Bolivian Amazon) sighed and cried, while launching her accusation. It could not be otherwise, since she was addressing her country’s indigenous president Evo Morales. Her… Continue Reading

Systematically Biased Reporting

Matthew A. Taylor – Adbusters On Israel, the New York Times is perniciously one-sided. Although the spin is hard to detect for the average reader, New York Times reportage of Middle East affairs is perniciously biased. In their seminal book,… Continue Reading

We Have Been Here Before

EDITORIAL by Johan Galtung* – TRANSCEND At the time of writing what BBC and NATO call the Final Chapter is being written in the Libya-Gaddafi tragedy. Like the final chapter for Yugoslavia-Milosevic, for Afghanistan-Omar, for Iraq-Saddam, for War on Terror-bin… Continue Reading

China, India Score With Untied Aid

By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Aug 25, 2011 (IPS) – Armed with a smile, Don Marut exposes the pitfalls of Western aid to developing countries. At a conference here, the Indonesian recalled the story of how 40 electric-train carriages were sent… Continue Reading

Too Soon to Declare Victory

By Phyllis Bennis – ZSpace Page Muammar Qaddafi’s whereabouts are still unknown, and the defeat of his regime may be near at hand. But the consequences of that defeat remain uncertain.

The Kids Are Not All Right

By JOEL BAKAN Vancouver, British Columbia. WHEN I sit with my two teenagers, and they are a million miles away, absorbed by the titillating roil of online social life, the addictive pull of video games and virtual worlds, as they… Continue Reading

Brazil Revs Up South-South Cooperation

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) – As one of the world’s emerging economic powerhouses, Brazil is vigourously pursuing one of the key economic objectives on the U.N.’s development agenda: South-South Cooperation.

Subject \’Hot Money\’ to Controls

By Raul de Sagastizabal* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint MONTEVIDEO (IDN) – Hot money is the “purely speculative money,” which enters into an economy or an economic sector in order to earn a short-term and/or huge profit and leave quickly, as long as… Continue Reading

The Chaos of Order

Boaventura de Sousa Santos* In spite of their specificity, the violent riots in London and other British cities should not be seen as an isolated phenomenon. They are a disturbing sign of our time. In contemporary societies a high inflammable… Continue Reading