The Flotilla Massacre is not the first such event in history - in 1947 a similar aggression by the British state spurred the creation of Israel. Despite the injustice and outrage over the attack and the continuing blockade of Gaza, the signs that the tide of public opinion is turning suggest there is reason for hope.
A new bill has been passed in Russia that will extensively roll back Government funding of education, the arts and social services - by introducing per capita financing - that will punish smaller towns and downgrade quality in the larger ones.
With the June 7 Bhopal judgment, India has been reduced to a Fourth World country. This story of shame can only end if the government appeals against the judgment, gets proper criminal liability restored and seriously pursues the case against all the accused.
Harold Liversage, the Land Tenure Adviser for the International Fund for Agricultural Development argues that responsible investment in agriculture is possible if voluntary guidelines are backed up by an empowered civil society.
Today’s political economy in Angola resembles the colonial order of yesterday: a narrow state-based elite manages the economy to promote a development model that redistributes wealth upward and outward.
Susan spoke at length on France Culture talking about the converging economic, social and environmental crises of globalization, and what alternatives exist to the current state of affairs. Susan's new book Their Crisis, Our Solutions has just been published in French (Leurs Crises, Nos Solutions) and Spanish (Sui Crisis, Nuestra Soluciones), and is due out in English in September.