Presseurop Excerpts Out on the campaign trail, the Chancellor has been stressing the track record of her government. It?s a strategy that she hopes will keep her above the political debate and steer her away from controversy.
Mark Weisbrot ? the guardian.com Obama has less legitimacy and popular support for the proposed bombing than almost any US military action in recent history President Obama’s proposed “humanitarian” bombing of Syria, which seemed like a done deal just a… Continue Reading
Hans Blix* -The Guardian By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003 It is true that the UN security council is not a reliable global policeman. It… Continue Reading
By ANDREW HIGGINS ? The New York Times LIMASSOL, Cyprus ? When European leaders engineered a harsh bailout deal for this tiny Mediterranean nation in March, they cheered the end of an economic model fueled by a flood of cash… Continue Reading
The publisher, Roberto Savio While there is a dramatic evidence that injustice is becoming the norm, not the exception, it is a fact that nobody is trying to curb it. Research by Nobel Prize economist Paul Krugman, shows that as… Continue Reading
Atul Aneja – The Hindu UN envoy stresses Council mandate; U.K. may move Council but Russia, China lukewarm A groundswell of opposition is building up in West Asia against a unilateral western military strike on Syria, undermining legitimacy for the… Continue Reading
By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Aug 2013 (IPS) – U.S. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel announced Monday that Washington is going forward with a controversial sale of eight attack helicopters to the Indonesian government, despite concerns that the gunships will… Continue Reading
Presseurop* A week after hundreds of civilians were massacred in a chemical weapons attack east of Damascus, the US and Europe seem to be preparing for military action against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. While morally justified, any action must be… Continue Reading
Uri Avnery* I DIDN?T want to write this article, but I had to. I love Egypt. I love the Egyptian people. I have spent some of the happiest days of my life there. My heart bleeds when I think of… Continue Reading
By PAUL KRUGMAN* -The New York Times Steve Ballmer?s surprise announcement that he will be resigning as Microsoft?s C.E.O. has set off a huge flood of commentary. Being neither a tech geek nor a management guru, I can?t add much… Continue Reading
Advocacy Statements (Please write to email@example.com before 29th Aug if you will like to endorse this statement) Urgent ! IT for Change needs your endorsement to push progressive civil society views into the UN Working Group that will make recommendations… Continue Reading
By ZHENG WANG ? The New York Times WASHINGTON ? The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world?s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder… Continue Reading
Eckart Lohse – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Looking at Germany from above, the country, despite its borders being firmly on the continent, resembles an island. A balmy island where living is a breeze. Nonethelesss, it?s in the middle of a choppy… Continue Reading
By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Aug 22 2013 (IPS) – As the administration of President Barack Obama continues wrestling with how to react to the military coup in Egypt and its bloody aftermath, officials and independent analysts are increasingly worried about… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2013 (IPS) – Even as the United Nations laments the fact that more than 2.5 billion people in the developing world are still without adequate sanitation, both Japan and South Korea have gone… Continue Reading
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian The destructive power of state snooping is on display for all to see. The press must not yield to this intimidation You’ve had your fun: now we want the stuff back. With these words the… Continue Reading
By Johan Galtung* ALFAZ, Spain, Aug 13 2013 (IPS) – THESIS ONE: The leaks are not about ?whistle-blowing?, but about a nonviolent, civil disobedient fight against huge social evils.
Alan Rusbridger – The Guardian As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge ? and the Guardian offices ? have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught… Continue Reading
Glenn Greenwald – The Guardian The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended At 6:30 am this morning my time – 5:30 am on the East Coast of the… Continue Reading
By KEITH BRADSHER – The New York Times SHENMU, China ? As the Chinese economy boomed, few cities soared faster or higher than Shenmu, a community of nearly 500,000 in northwestern China.