Libya’s “Other” Victims

By Karlos Zurutuza BANI WALID, Libya, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) – Suleyman and Rasool have come to the University of Bani Walid, in western Libya. If they are lucky they might find some chemistry notes and, perhaps, a computer that… Continue Reading

After Gaddafi, Unease Rules

By Karlos Zurutuza TRIPOLI, Oct 28, 2011 (IPS) – “The war is over and Gaddafi already buried. What else could we possibly ask for?” says Adnan Abdulrafiq at his busy street restaurant in Omar Mukhtar street in downtown Tripoli. But… Continue Reading

Volcker defends his ?rule? from critics

By Tom Braithwaite -The Financial Times New York. Paul Volcker has not been marching at ?Occupy Wall Street? but he is likely to have a greater impact on the financial sector than the sleeping-bagged masses in New York?s Zuccotti Park.

It?s Consumer Spending, Stupid

By JAMES LIVINGSTON* – The New York Times AS an economic historian who has been studying American capitalism for 35 years, I?m going to let you in on the best-kept secret of the last century: private investment ? that is,… Continue Reading

Disgruntled Activists Meet in Seoul Ahead of Summit

By Zofeen Ebrahim SEOUL, Oct 21, 2011 (IPS) – As extreme weather conditions, rising carbon emissions, unprecedented global economic crises and widening social inequalities throw the planet increasingly off balance, the world is gearing up for another earth summit.

The US power grab in Africa

By Pepe Escobar * Beware of strangers bearing gifts. Post-modern Amazon and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally landed in Tripoli – on a military jet – to lavish praise on the dodgy Transitional National Council (TNC), those… Continue Reading

Gaddafi Killed as Sirte Falls

By Correspondents IPS/Al Jazeera* DOHA, Oct 20, 2011 (IPS/Al Jazeera) – Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after National Transitional Council fighters overran loyalist defences in Sirte, the toppled Libyan leader’s hometown and final stronghold.

Losing Their Immunity

By PAUL KRUGMAN – The New York Times As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, the response from the movement’s targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining. (A reader of my blog suggests that… Continue Reading


By Ignacio Ramonet (*) “The world will be saved, if it can be, by the unsubmissive.” Andre Gide PARIS, (IPS) First it was the Arabs, then the Greeks, then the Spanish and Portuguese, and after them the Chileans and the… Continue Reading