By Robert J. Burrowes* DAYLESFORD, Australia, Jul 2016 (IPS) – Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion.
ALEXEY KOVALEV and ILYA YABLOKOV* 29 July 2016 The recent leak of emails from inside the US Democratic Party have led to allegations that Trump is a Kremlin agent. This is clickbait conspiracy at its best. Put Russia and Vladimir… Continue Reading
Tom Mitchell – Financial Times In one of his last interviews before he was detained by Chinese police, Meng Han appeared relaxed as he talked about his work as a labour activist. “Our most important work is to help factory… Continue Reading
by Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge Submitted by Finian Cunningham via Strategic-Culture.org, If Donald Trump is elected US president it will spell the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At least, that’s how a phalanx of US foreign policy… Continue Reading
Masha Gessen* In the earlier months of the Donald Trump campaign, many people I knew asked me to comment on the similarities between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Recently I have been asked to comment on direct connections between… Continue Reading
By Roberto Savio * ROME, Jul 2016 (IPS) – A Chinese curse is “May you live in interesting times”. That meant that too many events would disrupt the essential elements of harmony, on which the Chinese pantheon is based.
By Praveen Swami – The Indian Express To understand the jihadists of the Islamic State, step back in time to Europe of the medieval period “In the Temple of Solomon and the portico”, wrote the chronicler Raymond d’Aguilers, witnessing the… Continue Reading
By André Borschberg , Bertrand Piccard* Writing for Newsweek, André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard reflect on their journey. We were told we couldn’t do it, that flying around the world with solar power alone simply couldn’t be done. But we… Continue Reading
By Baher Kamal ROME, Jul 25 2016 (IPS) – No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central,… Continue Reading
Robert Fisk – The Independent We love to talk of terror – but after the Munich shooting, this hypocritical catch-all term has finally caught us out The frightful and bloody hours of Friday night and Saturday morning in Munich and… Continue Reading
By Taj Hashmi – The Daily Star, Bangladesh Jul 21 2016 – The enigmatic coup-attempt in Turkey on the night of July 15 and 16 signals something ominous about the future of Turkey, NATO, and the entire region. There’s more… Continue Reading
Paul Krugman – The New York Times If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising… Continue Reading
75 years after a little-known massacre, another memorial in Eastern Europe is erected to obfuscate the history of World War II By Jared McBride TabletMag
By Risto Isomaki* HELSINKI, Jul 2016 (IPS) – According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the production of meat and other animal-based products is responsible for around 18 to 20 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
By Zahid Hussain Jul 20 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) – The spectacle of unarmed civilians blocking army tanks, overpowering soldiers and forcing them to the ground in the streets seemed surreal. It was a rare show of people’s power defeating a… Continue Reading
Alex Barker – Financial Times Just 262 words in the Lisbon treaty will dictate the talks — and shape the UK’s ties with Europe The 262 words that frame Britain’s EU divorce came to life on a kitchen table. The… Continue Reading
Interview by Ramesh Jaura with CTBTO Chief Dr Lassina Zerbo BERLIN | VIENNA (IDN | INPS) – If it were for Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the treaty banning all nuclear tests would… Continue Reading
By Michael Rubin* – American Enterprise Institute / Newsweek Erdog`an is on the warpath. He believes he has a carte blanche to target enemies at home and perhaps abroad as well. There was reason to see such violence coming. Last… Continue Reading
By Francisco S. Tatad – Manila Times Jul 18 2016 (Manila Times) – I grew up in a remote small village of Catanduanes, an island-province on this side of the Pacific where we had no court of law nor even… Continue Reading
Robert Fisk* – The Independent Too late did Erdogan realise the cost of the role he had chosen for his country – when you can no longer trust your army, there are serious issues that need to be addressed Recep… Continue Reading