Science Can Restrain Runaway Finance

By Hazel Henderson (*) SAINT AUGUSTINE, MIAMI, Feb (IPS) The urgent need for a paradigm shift in economics and its financial and mathematical models has been widely recognized for decades. Recently, Credit Suisse research as well as complexity theorists at… Continue Reading

?Eat It Up Monsanto!?

By Caroline Jacobsson* – Greenpeace Source: Human Wrongs Watch So it turns that Monsanto, one of the world?s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, has banned GE food from its own corporate canteens!

Broadband Spreading Across Africa

By Santosh Anchan* IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis NEW DELHI (IDN) – Africa has been the world’s fastest growing region over the last decade in terms of mobile penetration. While fixed line penetration has stagnated at 4% in the continent, mobile has grown… Continue Reading

?When? to Attack Iran, Not ?If?

Analysis by Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, Feb 27 2012 (IPS) – ?The quiet before the storm? is how Israeli pundits describe the countdown ? not to Israel going solo on Iran?s nuclear and military installations, but to the meeting between due… Continue Reading

A Chinese vision begins to emerge

Peter Lee* – Asia Times The dominant stereotype of Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East is ?amoral oil grubbing mercantilists who never met a dictator they didn?t like?. Perhaps.

The Persecution of Judge Garzon

By Saul Landau* — ZSpace Page On September 11, 1973 (28 years before the World Trade Center-Pentagon attack), General Augusto Pinochet, leading a gang of treasonous officers, ordered Chilean air force jets to fire missiles at the Presidential Palace. By… Continue Reading

South-north development monitor

SUNS [Email Edition] Wednesday 22 february 2012 contents Development: Present at and witness to first TDR (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) Development: Origins and evolving ideas of UNCTAD’s TDR (Rubens Ricupero, Geneva) Europe: Portugal, Greece pose risk of contagion (IPS, Lisbon) United… Continue Reading


By Johan Galtung (*) ALFAZ, SPAIN, Feb (IPS) The killing of nonviolent demonstrators and civilian bystanders is escalating in Syria. Assad should resign immediately, a coalition government should be formed, and hundreds of mediators should hold dialogues with the many… Continue Reading

Going Back to Basics ? A Global Opportunity

Basil and Rose Kransdorff – e?Pap Technologies A surge of articles has recently appeared focused on child malnourishment, obesity, health food security and the enormous unsustainable (health and welfare) cost and health impact.

The hungry generation

Paul Vallely* ? The Independent One young child in four around the world is too malnourished to grow properly, a major new investigation reveals A quarter of young children around the world are not getting enough nutrients to grow properly,… Continue Reading