By HANS K?NG* ? The New York Times T?BINGEN, Germany. February 27, 2013. THE Arab Spring has shaken a whole series of autocratic regimes. With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, might not something like that be possible in the… Continue Reading
By Marzieh Goudarzi IPS interviews YIFAT SUSSKIND, Executive Director of MADRE UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 2013 (IPS) – As the earthquake in Haiti has proven, even more important than a recognised name or robust physical presence is the quality of… Continue Reading
By Xanthe Hall* – IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint BERLIN (IDN) – The latest acronym in the disarmament community is CHC. It stands for Catastrophic Humanitarian Consequences and is the message that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) is trying to… Continue Reading
By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb 27 2013 (IPS) – Killer heat waves, floods and storms are increasingly caused by climate change, new research reveals. Scientists in Germany say they have found how greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are… Continue Reading
By AMOL SHARMA And SHEFALI ANAND – The Wall Street Journal Authorities Seek Billions From Multinational Corporations; Move Threatens to Deter Outside Investment in the Region NEW DELHI?India’s tax authorities are seeking billions of dollars from some of the world’s… Continue Reading
Presseurop* The narrow victory of the centre-left coalition in elections on February 24 and 25 has left the country without a clear majority. The European press wonders about the implications of the vote and considers the consequences for Europe.
By JODI RUDOREN and KHALED ABU AKER ? The New York Times JERUSALEM ? The Israeli Health Ministry said Sunday night that preliminary autopsy findings could not determine the cause of death of a 30-year-old Palestinian prisoner, which Israeli officials… Continue Reading
By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb 25 2013 (IPS) – Green energy is the only way to bring billions of people out of energy poverty and prevent a climate disaster, a new study reveals. Conservative institutions like the World Bank,… Continue Reading
By PAUL KRUGMAN ? The New York Times They?re baaack! Just about two years ago, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the co-chairmen of the late unlamented debt commission, warned us to expect a terrible fiscal crisis within, um, two years… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2013 (IPS) – When a 20-year-old went on a deadly shooting spree killing 26 students and teachers in an elementary school in Connecticut last December, there was the inevitable outcry either for a ban… Continue Reading
By Fabiana Frayssinet RIO DE JANEIRO , Feb 21 2013 (IPS) – A transnational pesticides manufacturer is sponsoring the Vila Isabel samba school, which won the main contest in Rio de Janeiro?s carnival this year, raising questions about financing mechanisms… Continue Reading
By Mark Ames – Not Safe for Work Corporation | News Analysis Las Vegas, Nevada: It?s hard to have a serious conversation about America?s drone assassination policy when no one seems to have a basic grasp of recent history. This… Continue Reading
naked capitalism The normally astute and blunt Martin Wolf is either having an uncharacteristic bout of circumspection or is managing to miss an important, arguably determining reason why the Eurozone persists in inflicting destructive austerity on much of its population.
By Ernest Corea* – IDN-InDepth News Analysis WASHINGTON DC (IDN) – Hostile and sometimes potentially humiliating treatment of some of President Barack Obama’s nominees or potential nominees for high office by opposing legislators provides a foretaste of what might lie… Continue Reading
By ROGER COHEN – The New York Times ?IT is not going too far to say that American foreign policy has become completely subservient to tactical domestic political considerations.?
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2013 (IPS) – The world?s nuclear environment has increasingly turned politically toxic, replete with threats, accusations and open defiance of Security Council resolutions.
Marc Chandler * There was something important coming from the G20 meeting, but it is not the currency wars that have captured so many imaginations in the media and blogosphere. It was about corporate taxes, but before turning to it,… Continue Reading
By George Gao NEW YORK, Feb 18 2013 (IPS) – The ?Spirit of America? is one of 10 ferries that carry passengers from Manhattan to Staten Island. Its keel ? which lies on the bottom of the boat and carves… Continue Reading
By THOMAS B. EDSALL* ? The New York Times President Obama is pushing hard to persuade Congress to back off from the brutal spending cuts – $1.2 trillion – mandated by the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act, which… Continue Reading
Other News Dear Reader, We take the unprecedented step to circulate the last proposal for Peace from Dr. Ikeda, the Presiden of Sokka Gakai. We do this, because little progress, if any, the international community has been able to make… Continue Reading