By Cathy O?Neil* – Naked Capitalism A bit more than a week ago I went to a panel discussion at the Met about the global financial crisis. The panel consisted of Paul Krugman, Edmund Phelps, Jeffrey Sachs, and George Soros.… Continue Reading
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
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!
By Brian M Downing* – Asia Times National borders from the eastern Mediterranean to the Iranian border were made after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Britain and France, with little consideration for sectarian or ethnic realities, drew… Continue Reading
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
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
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.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23, 2012 (IPS) – When the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held its inaugural meeting in London back in 1946, the U.S. delegate, Eleanor Roosevelt, read an open letter to “the… Continue Reading
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
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
Jorge Heine*- The Hindu South-South cooperation will work again only if it is driven by economic opportunities rather than wishful thinking.
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – As campaigning for the Apr. 1 poll in Burma (also Myanmar) gets into full-swing, there are misgivings on whether the National League for Democracy (NLD) party of pro-democracy leader Aung San… Continue Reading
By Wolfgang M?nchau When Wolfgang Sch?uble proposed that Greece should postpone its elections as a condition for further help, I knew that the game would soon be up. We are at the point where success is no longer compatible with… 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
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.
Naked Capitalism – Interview conducted by Philip Pilkington Paul Davidson is America?s foremost post-Keynesian economist. Davidson is currently the Holly Professor of Excellence, Emeritus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 1978 Davidson and Sydney Weintraub founded the Journal… Continue Reading
By Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Feb 16, 2012 (IPS) – The search for oil in Cuba?s Gulf of Mexico waters, launched by the Spanish firm Repsol, has triggered speculation about future prospects for Cuba and the possibility of this country one… Continue Reading
News24, South Africa Five children around the world die every minute because of chronic malnutrition, according to a report released that also said that almost half a billion children risk are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15… Continue Reading
By Jim Lobe* WASHINGTON, Feb 15, 2012 (IPS) – A global coalition of development activists and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) is calling on the World Bank’s governors to ensure that Bank President Robert Zoellick’s successor is chosen in an “open… Continue Reading
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