Nogal wat landen in Latijns-Amerika willen af van de oorlog tegen drugs. De oorlog, die vooral in Mexico en Centraal-Amerika een zware tol eist, heeft gefaald, zeggen ze. Ze zullen dit weekend op de Top van de Amerika's pleiten voor alternatieven.
In his book Bidwai addresses the impacts of climate change and the politics of the international climate negotiations; and second, lndia as an example of an 'emerging economy' major polluter, which can potentially both aid or obstruct the fight against climate change.
Praful Bidwai talks to DemocracyNow!'s Amy Goodman in Durban during the climate conference about the state of the climate negotiations.
It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.
It might seem like cause for celebration after reading the New York Times headline, "Iraq War Marks First Month with No U.S. Military Deaths." But the smaller print on the page reminds us why celebrating is not really in order: "Many Iraqis are killed..."
While the US focuses on consolidating its permanent military presence in Afghanistan, designed to guard and exploit Central Asian energy reserves, its earlier rational "to fight terrorism" is a faded memory. Afghanis, meanwhile, continue to lose their lives and humanitarian conditions worsen.
The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.
President Obama passed up an opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people.
Obama's speech on the Middle East and North Africa missed the point of the Arab uprising, and offered little sign of conciliation or support for the Palestinians.