PRESIDENT GORBACHEV’S STATEMENT At the International Climate Change Symposium Tempio di Adriano, Piazza di Pietra, Rome 27 – 29 May 2015 Dear participants, We live in urgent times. The sum of the concurrent crises that have been engulfing everything from… Continue Reading

In Solidarity with Greece

Boaventura de Sousa Santos I am writing from Athens, where I came at the invitation of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute to discuss the issues and challenges that now beset the countries of Southern Europe and the potential lessons to be… Continue Reading

Finance Like a Cancer Grows

By Roberto Savio* ROME, May (IPS) It is astonishing that every week we see action being taken in various part of the world against the financial sector, without any noticeable reaction of public opinion.

How The Saudis Wag The Washington Dog

Submitted by Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge Submitted by Andrew Levine via, American diplomacy favors (majority) white, English-speaking countries (the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and non-Hispanic European settler states (Canada, Australia and New Zealand again, but also… Continue Reading

Organized Crime on Wall Street

By James Kwak * Why Stringer Bell should have been a Wall Street C?? One of the central dramas of the early seasons of The Wire is the cat-and-mouse game between Avon Barksdale’s drug operation and the detectives of the… Continue Reading

Trade and Trust

Paul Krugman – The New York Times One of the Obama administration?s underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere, but they?re just projecting. The truth is that, in the policy areas I… Continue Reading

Why Elites Love Drones

Robert J. Burrowes I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ?terrorists?. See, for example, ?The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the… Continue Reading