By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN – The New York Times CITIGROUP is lucky that Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed when he was. The Libyan leader?s death diverted attention from a lethal article involving Citigroup that deserved more attention because it helps to… Continue Reading
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
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
by: Sara Jerving, PR Watch | Report As newsrooms across the country shave off staff due in part to slipping ad revenue and corporate media conglomeration, The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, is rushing to fill the gap.… Continue Reading
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.
By Hazel Henderson (*) SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, Oct (IPS) “We recognize finance as part of the global commons,” affirms the Transforming Finance statement, signed by financial professionals worldwide critical of today’s casino capital markets. Financialization has produced the global debt… Continue Reading
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
By Raul de Sagastizabal* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint MONTEVIDEO (IDN) – Euro-zone is weighing a new plan to face the crisis, for which ? after discussions at the European Summit in Brussels ? Europe expects to receive support from G-20 in the… Continue Reading
by PAM MARTENS – A CounterPunch Exclusive Wall Street?s audacity to corrupt knows no bounds and the cooptation of government by the 1 per cent knows no limits. How else to explain $150 million of taxpayer money going to equip… Continue Reading
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.
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
Analysis by Gareth Porter* WASHINGTON, Oct 21, 2011 (IPS) – Scepticism about the U.S. allegation of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador has focused on doubts that high-level Iranian officials would have used someone like used car salesman… Continue Reading
Hywel Williams -guardian.co.uk Jack Straw’s speculation that he might be persuaded to duel with John Humphrys recalls a code of honour long since rejected The former foreign secretary Jack Straw is not a man given to many flights of fancy.… Continue Reading
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.
By Daan Bauwens BRUSSELS, Oct 19, 2011 (IPS) – The new European Commission proposals on a Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) have dropped every reference to development obligations, NGOs point out. They will not stop the European Union from threatening food… Continue Reading
By John Kay – Financial Times Last week, Thomas Sargent was awarded the Nobel prize for economics. The idea most economists would associate with him is ?rational expectations?. But the citation does not use the term. It asserts that his… Continue Reading
Jonathan Jones- guardian.co.uk Even the word ‘capitalism’ once seemed corny. Here, amid Times Square’s corporate citadels, a monster is exposed A New York police officer leans forward and yells as if attempting, with the sheer force of his anger, to… Continue Reading
By Jim Lobe* WASHINGTON, Oct 2011 (IPS) – Key neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks who championed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq are calling for military strikes against Iran in retaliation for its purported murder-for-hire plot against the Saudi ambassador… Continue Reading
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