Massacres and PTSD

By Saul Landau* – ZSpace Page Western media has focused attention on Sgt. Robert Bales? background. He allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians, 9 of them children, near Kandahar. After the bloodbath, Bales returned to his base and confessed.

Why only Africans?

Editorial- The Hindu The first conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the tenth year of its functioning is a good time to take stock of how well an institution that was designed to counter war crimes and crimes… Continue Reading

More Ecology, Less Economy for Rio+20

By Fab?ola Ortiz* RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 27, 2012 (Tierram?rica) – Hundreds of non-governmental organisations and social movements from around the world hope to counter the failure of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which they consider inevitable,… Continue Reading

Asia Is Up in Arms

Analysis by John Feffer WASHINGTON, Mar 23, 2012 (IPS) – The geopolitical centre of gravity, as measured in arms spending and transfers, has shifted to Asia. The top five arms importers over the last five years, according to new data… Continue Reading

Perversities of Fake Terrorism

By Julio Godoy IDN-InDepth NewsEssay BERLIN (IDN) – It remains a matter of debate when terrorism was invented. For modern political purposes, fake terrorism was most probably invented in Cuba, in February 1898. The U.S. government was at the time… Continue Reading

Falling In and Out of War

By BILL KELLER – The New York Times WHEN you?ve been wrong about something as important as war, as I have, you owe yourself some hard thinking about how to avoid repeating the mistake. And if that?s true for a… Continue Reading