Jorge G. Casta?eda* – Project Syndicate MEXICO CITY ? If one were an irredeemable optimist, upcoming events in Venezuela and Colombia could be viewed as a harbinger of good things to come.
By Malgorzata Staweckal IPS interviews BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2012 (IPS) – With the global population on track to reach a staggering nine billion people by 2050, according to U.N.… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 2012 (IPS) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday launched a new initiative aimed at giving education the highest political priority in the global agenda and ensuring progress towards the U.N.?s Millennium Development Goals… Continue Reading
By Julian Assange Transcript of Julian Assange?s Address to the UN on Human Rights ? given on Wednesday 26th September – Proofed from live speech Foreign Minister Patino, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen. I speak to you today as a… Continue Reading
By Mathieu Carat IPS interviews BELA HOVY of UN-DESA?s Division for Population UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 2012 (IPS) – As international migration continues to grow in scope, complexity and impact, effectively managing it has steadily moved up on the agenda… Continue Reading
K. N. Hari Kumar – The Hindu India needs non-alignment not just to preserve its ?strategic autonomy? but to mobilise developing countries on the basis of common interests What was most significant about the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit that was… Continue Reading
Jean Pisani-Ferry* – Project Syndicate FRANKFURT ? It looks like a coordinated offensive: on September 6, the European Central Bank outlined a new bond-buying program, letting markets know that there were no pre-set limits to its purchases. On September 13,… Continue Reading
By Ignacio Ramonet * PARIS, Sep (IPS) As if the summer holiday were a veil of forgetfulness, the media have tried to distract us the brutality of the crisis with massive doses of collective stupefaction: the European Football Championship, the… Continue Reading
By Martin Khor * KUALA LUMPUR, Sep (IPS/South Center) – The global climate change negotiations are at a new crossroads, as evident after the latest round of meetings that ended in Bangkok on Sep. 7.
By PANKAJ MISHRA* – The New York Times THE murder of four Americans in Libya and mob assaults on the United States? embassies across the Muslim world this month have reminded many of 1979, when radical Islamists seized the American… Continue Reading
By Matt Taibbi – Rolling Stone Wall Street lobbyists are awesome. I’m beginning to develop a begrudging respect not just for their body of work as a whole, but also for their sense of humor. They always go right to… Continue Reading
By Gustavo Capdevila GENEVA, Sep 20 2012 (IPS) – The impact of human rights education, a rising star, is highlighted in a short documentary sponsored by United Nations experts and civil society.
naked capitalism – Posted by Yves Smith A new study finds ?severe toxic effects? of pervasively used Monsanto herbicide roundup and roundup ready GM corn Although I generally refrain from posting on Big Ag and relegate the topic to Links,… Continue Reading
By Richard Johnson – IDN-InDepth NewsReport LONDON (IDN) ? The 81st anniversary of the so-called “Mukden Incident” that marked the 14-year long Japanese occupation of China (1931-1945), was accompanied by anti-Japanese protests on September 18, which reportedly took place in… Continue Reading
EDITORIAL by Johan Galtung* – TRANSCEND Media Service Kongsvinger is a small town in Eastern Norway, close to Sweden, with a small dedicated group working in kindergartens, elementary and more advanced schools to convey conflict and social skills to children… Continue Reading
Paul Krugman – The New York Times* As many people have been pointing out, Mitt Romney?s talk about the 47 percent was no different from what you hear all the time from Rush Limbaugh and the like. But bear in… Continue Reading
Robert Fisk – The Independent A Damascus friend of mine called this weekend and was pretty chipper. “You know, we’re all sorry about Christopher Stevens. This kind of thing is terrible and he was a good friend to Syria ?… Continue Reading
By Patricio Navia* Presidential debates are a very important component in the last month of the campaign. However, they have seldom affected results. Precisely because the debates are so important, candidates prepare so well that they simply end up cancelling… Continue Reading
By Ernest Corea* -IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis WASHINGTON (IDN) – Eleven years after the murderous events that made “nine-eleven” an universally recognized description of a date of tragedy, another 9/11 has seen actions that caused destruction, public commotion and tragic loss of… Continue Reading
By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Sep 17 2012 (IPS) – While Tuesday?s killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. officials in Benghazi dominated the headlines here last week, the larger concern for most foreign policy experts here… Continue Reading