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Tribune

Hijacking America: How the Religious and Secular Right Changed What Americans Think by Susan George

SUSAN GEORGE pours a bucket of cold water over the “hang on ’til November” tendency who say the answer to the Iraq War and pre-emptive deterrence, Star Wars and tackling climate change is Barack Obama. There are sinister, well managed and wealthy forces that have seized control of America’s institutions, creating a cultural hegemony that even a radical president would have the utmost difficulty breaking.

September 2008
Aprileonline.info

In vista degli Annual Meetings del 13 ottobre, a Washington, un libro denuncia spiega perché la World Bank non ha sconfitto la povertà nel mondo

Il fallimento della Banca mondiale è sotto gli occhi di tutti: nonostante uno staff di 7mila persone e 4mila consulenti
e un budget di 30 miliardi di dollari all'anno, le politiche della World Bank non sono riuscite a sconfiggere la povertà, l'obiettivo con cui l'istituzione era stata creata alla fine della Seconda guerra mondiale.

La Banca dei ricchi è il libro che racconta questo fallimento, passando in rassegna numerosi progetti rea

September 2008
Finalcall.com

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (IPS/GIN) - Southern African nongovernmental organizations recently demonstrated against the proposed economic partnership agreements with the European Union, urging their governments not to sign such trade deals.

Organizations from the Southern African People’s Solidarity Network took part in a street protest against the economic partnership agreements (EPAs) in Sandton on Aug. 16. Sandton is the commercial heart of South Africa where the Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state summit took place Aug.

September 2008
African Path

Over 30 years ago when Susan George wrote her classic book- How The Other Half Dies, it was regarded as the most intelligent, the most urgent and thought provoking book on truly vital subject, and that is the trend of world food politics. Working with a transnational institute, Susan George shows the most pressing cause of abject poverty which millions of people endure and postulate it in her hypothesis as part of economic injustice of what is today called the New World order. Since 1977
things have not changed.

September 2008
Africanpath.com
Cites Susan George as TNI

Over 30 years ago when Susan George wrote her classic book- How The Other Half Dies, it was regarded as the most intelligent, the most urgent and thought provoking book on truly vital subject, and that is the trend of world food politics. Working with a transnational institute, Susan George shows the most pressing cause of abject poverty which millions of people endure and postulate it in her hypothesis as part of economic injustice of what is today called the New World order.

Since 1977 things have not changed.

September 2008
CNN.com

London (CNN) -- Debate is rife in Australian political circles about
whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.

September 2008
Mongabay.com

The UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) — a scheme that provides funds to projects that reduce emissions in developing nations — may be used to finance a hydroelectric dam in Panama which, according to environmentalists, threatens a biologically rich World Heritage site and an indigenous tribe, the Ngobe.

AES Corporation, a Virginia-based company, is overseeing the dam's construction in the Palo Seco Protected Forest on the Rio Changuinola.

September 2008
Inter Press Service
Quotes Dot Keet

ACCRA, Aug 30 (IPS) - The economic partnership agreements (EPAs) are being given a bad name for nothing, according to Ghanaian parliamentarian JB Danquah.

Danquah, who is a member of the Ghanaian parliament’s select committee on environment, science and technology, told IPS, ‘‘the threat to African trade is not with the EPAs but with China and other Asian countries that are dumping their goods on the continent.’’

Explaining what he meant, he cited Ghanaian manufacturers who had been ‘‘tricked’’ by Chinese raw material suppliers.

August 2008
The Scotsman
Quotes Susan George

THE rise and rise of Barack Obama in the US primaries en route to the forthcoming presidential election is one of the bigger mountains on the political landscape this year.

August 2008
MO

Mueller Rojas op bezoek krijgen is geen alledaags gebeuren. Als generaal op rust en expert in de krijgszaken, is hij vertrouweling en raadgever van Hugo Chávez op het domein van internationale politiek en defensie. De diplomaat speelde ook een actieve rol in de Venezolaanse missie om gijzelaars in handen van de FARC vrij te krijgen. Hij is ook een van de cruciale onderhandelaars voor de oprichting van de Zuid-Amerikaanse Defensieraad. Eind mei was Mueller Rojas te gast op het Transnational Institute (TNI) in Den Haag.

August 2008
MO

Zuid-Amerika is volop bezig zich te ontwikkelen tot een autonome regio en wil niet langer als achtertuin van de VS behandeld worden. Washington volgt de evolutie argwanend. Na bijna zestig jaar is de Vierde Vloot opnieuw ontplooid, de Amerikaanse marine die de Latijns-Amerikaanse wateren controleert.

Vanaf 1 juli is de Amerikaanse Vierde Vloot opnieuw operationeel. De oprichting van die Vloot dateert van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, toen ze voor de Atlantische en de Caribische kusten jacht moest maken op Duitse onderzeeërs.

August 2008
Shan Herland Agency for News

The latest report by a veteran research team from Europe that came out Saturday, 23 August, has concluded that the Asean target to make the Southeast Asian region drug-free by 2015 is “obviously unattainable.”

Withdrawal Symptoms by Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy Programme presents several arguments to back up its point, such as:

- A lack of alternative sources of income and food for ex-opium producing farmers
- Shifting of cultivation from traditional growing areas to new localities (for example, from Wa and Kokang to Southern a

August 2008
MyNews.in
Achin Vanaik on secularism in India

New Delhi: Striking a discordant note at the hype that was being created by powerful interests in India and abroad around high growth, experts have voiced serious concern at the growing inequalities in the economic, social and political system of the country which are threatening the very fabric of democracy.

August 2008
Inter Press Service

CAPE TOWN, Aug 25 (IPS) - The launch of a free trade area (FTA) within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has brought the region one step closer to a regional customs union by 2010.

August 2008
Yes! magazine

Activists and communities in the United Kingdom—where over two hundred years ago, the first lumps of coal were burnt to power the industrial revolution—are igniting a historic revolution of their own.

August 2008
Times Online
Quotes Susan George

America has become so right wing that it will make little difference whether John McCain or Barack Obama is elected as the next President in November, according to a leading US academic.

Susan George, author of Hijacking America: How the Religious and Secular Right Changed What Americans Think, told the Edinburgh International Book Festival that America has become a “homogenised” society, virtually unrecognisable compared with 30 years ago.

August 2008
Inter Press Service

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 (IPS) - Southern African non-governmental organisations have put forward demands to their governments in resistance to the continuing talks on economic partnership agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states.

Organisations forming the Southern African People's Solidarity Network (SAPSN) took part in a street protest in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Saturday August 16.

August 2008
Welt Online

More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

Worldwide, illicit cultivation of opium and coca – the raw materials for heroin and cocaine – is rising as militants in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar consolidate their control of key drug-producing areas, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime warns in a new report.

„The explosion of narcotics in those areas is explained by their presence and the protection they offer,“ agency chief Antonio Maria Costa told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

July 2008
Rabble.ca

Japan was forcefully intolerant of dissent, and seemed bent on not allowing any embarrassments.

The Group of Eight Summit was held July 7-9 on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. I have had some time to reflect on the protest that took place July 5, organized by Japanese NGOs, and how it reflects the wider context of the meetings.

July 2008
People\'s Democracy, Vol. XXXII, No 28

In the backdrop of the current developments with regard to the India-US nuclear deal, Anveshan, a Delhi-based forum organised a panel discussion on “Nuclear Deal and National Interest” on July 07, 2008 at the Muktadhara Auditorium, New Delhi. The panellists were Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Professor at the School of International Studies, JNU, Achin Vanaik, Professor of Political Science, Delhi University, Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, B S Chimni, Professor of International Law, JNU and Prabir Purkayastha, Energy Analyst, Delhi Science Forum.

July 2008