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TNI fellows, staff and consultants who are quoted, interviewed, featured or published in other media outlets. Please note that as many of our network also work for other organisations, we do not assume to take credit for all of these media "hits."

Global Security Newswire
Covers 'From Venus to Mars' report

A Netherlands-based group published a report Monday contending that European Union space policies could eventually enable member states to deploy missile defenses and other military hardware in Earth's orbit, the London Telegraph reported (see GSN, June 26, 2007).

"EU-financed communication and spy satellites are slowly becoming reality and in the long term the inclusion of space-based missile defense and other more offensive uses of space are real options for an

November 2008
The Telegraph
Covers 'From Venus to Mars' report

The European Union is developing a military space policy which has the "potential for an arms race", a report has claimed.

The European Space Agency is accused of developing technology to dominate the "high ground" of space, including a multimillion pound EU Satellite Centre in Spain.

The Transnational Institute, a Dutch think-tank, said: "EU-financed communication and spy satellites are slowly becoming reality and in the long term the inclusion of space-based missile defence and other more offensive uses of space are real options for

November 2008
Daily Mail
Covers 'From Venus to Mars' report

The European Union is pursuing a secretive military space policy which

could lead to a costly 'Star Wars' arms drive, a report warned yesterday.

It accused Brussels of using the European Space Agency to develop

technologies - including a multimillion- pound EU Satellite Centre in

Spain - for use by military as well as civilian authorities.

The Transnational Institute, a Dutch think-tank, said: 'EU-financed

communication and spy satellites are slowly becoming reality and in the

long term the inclusion of space-based mis

November 2008
Uprising Radio
Cites Phyllis Bennis as TNI

On Sunday the Iraqi cabinet finally approved the so-called Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. The security pact, which sets a timetable for the removal of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31st, 2011, is currently being debated before the 275 seat Iraqi parliament. Expected to come to a vote before November 25th, the SOFA agreement signed in Baghdad by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari and US Ambassador Ryan Crocker, first went through revisions during a negotiating period between the two countries.

November 2008
Het Parool
Cites Edgardo Lander as TNI

President Hugo Chávez van Venezuela vreest de regionale verkiezingen van morgen. Twee Latijns-Amerikaanse intellectuelen met uiteenlopend oordeel over zijn bewind.

De Venezolaan Edgardo Lander, docent rechten aan de universiteit van Caracas, blijft een aanhanger van Chávez.

November 2008
Green Left Weekly
Cites Walden Bello

Last week, Green Left Weekly published an article arguing that population reduction schemes provide no answers to the threat of climate change.

Population-based arguments wrongly treat population levels as the cause, rather than an effect, of an unsustainable economic system.

November 2008
GMAnews.tv
Cites Walden Bello

MANILA, Philippines - Militants took to the streets of Manila Saturday to denounce the formal opening of the G-20 summit called by US President George Bush Jr.

November 2008
The Guardian (Nigeria)

In a recent editorial comment, The Economist issued a solemn call to all believers in global capitalism not to despair, not to panick, and to do nothing that could endanger the capitalist system (October 18-24, 2008). The magazine invoked the words and spirit of its founder, the Scottish businessman, James Wilson, who, about 165 years ago, gave the paper the philosophy of "economic liberty".

November 2008
Mongabay.com
Cites Susan George

An economy that focuses on economic growth above all else will lead to "disaster", argues a series of editorials published in this week's issue of New Scientist magazine.

Citing the current financial crisis, where governments have signaled their fear of anything that threatens growth by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into failing banks and financial institutions, a group of economists question the logic of an economic system built on the assumption of growth based on continued exploitation of Earth's finite resources.

"The size of the Earth as a wh

November 2008
Indymedia.be
Quotes Phyllis Bennis as TNI

De wereld mag opgelucht ademhalen dat het einde van het tijdperk Bush in zicht is en dat de nieuwe wereldleider Barack Obama althans de indruk geeft dat hij in staat is mensen te verenigen i.p.v. ze tegen elkaar op te zetten. Maar wie even verder gaat dan de euforie van deze historische overwinning, weet dat ook met Barack Obama aan het hoofd van een Amerikaanse regering, sociale beweging hard nodig blijft.

Wat is de 'historische verandering' die in de nacht van 4 op 5 november plaatsvond in de Verenigde Staten van Amerika?

November 2008
Business World
Cites TNI

There are signs that the global financial crisis is affecting our biggest dollar earner, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Remittances have tapered recently, and the number of migrants leaving for new jobs has also somewhat gone down.

These are but omens of more serious things to come. We will not feel these effects until global recession has fully bloomed, perhaps starting to rapidly spiral in six to nine months. The current decrease in new job openings will be followed by existing OFWs being laid off and sent home.

November 2008
Eurasia Daily Monitor
Cites Boris Kagarlitsky

Following on the heels of two of Russia’s top economic officials, the country’s top two leaders (readers can decide for themselves which is No.

October 2008
The Guardian
Cites Susan George

A financial crisis in Hungary cannot be isolated from the rest of the EU. The eurozone's enlargement strategy has to change

Over the last 30 years, each and every major international financial crisis has visited Hungary. In 1982, right after Poland; in 1994, right after Mexico; and in 2008, right after Iceland. Always, and rapidly, the road has led to the International Monetary Fund.

This is a special relationship indeed, and also a turbulent one.

October 2008
La Tribune
Cites Susan George

C’est à une véritable campagne de peur, et, par moment, d’incitation à la haine, que s’est livré le camp républicain pour déstabiliser Barack Obama et, surtout, pour éloigner l’électorat de son adversaire démocrate qui commençait sérieusement à les inquiéter, tant les sondages lui donnaient jusqu’à 15 points d’avance sur son rival, John Mc Cain

Obama, terroriste, socialiste, et accessoirement arabe et musulman

Dans des spots télévisés et dans les discours du duo McCain-Sarah Palin, des charges personnelles et autres accusations graves sont avancées avec p

October 2008
Agora Vox
Cites Susan George

Le plan européen de sauvetage des banques reste d’une ambiguïté totale. On aide de manière considérable les établissements bancaires, mais on cherche en vain les contreparties.

La commission de Bruxelles a ainsi refusé, de toutes ses forces, par pure idéologie, les véritables solutions à mettre en œuvre.

October 2008
The Fiji Times online

In my paternal grandfather's vocabulary, there was no such thing as a poor Fijian, only a lazy one.

October 2008
Reason online
Cites Susan George

In the latest issue of The New Scientist, Yale University's Gus Speth says he seeks a non-socialist alternative to today's capitalism as a way to put a stop to economic growth. Speth is a contributor to the magazine's special issue detailing "The Folly of Growth." Economic growth is folly because "our economy is killing the planet." Speth outlines his vision of his "non-socialist alternative" in The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability (2008).

October 2008
Welcomeeurope.com
Cites TNI

On 29 October, the European Commission co-hosts the one-day conference "Burma/Myanmar – prospects for the future” in Brussels. European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner has taken the initiative to invite NGOs, advocacy groups, international organisations and think tanks from Burma/Myanmar and from Europe to discuss the present situation in the country and its future outlook.

October 2008
Upside Down World
The aim of a US military base in Peru is not the war on drugs, argues Ricardo Soberon, but control over territory and the containment of the Bolivarian project in South America.

The government of Alan García has initiated Plan VRAE, a military offensive in the South Andean region of Ayacucho, specifically in the Apurímac Ene River Valley (VRAE) with the object of exterminating the surviving militias of the Communist Party of Peru - Shining Path (PCP-SL) and defeating drug trafficking.

October 2008
Russia Profile
Quotes Boris Kagarlitsky

The Left Front, a loose confederation of radical leftist groups which held a founding congress in Moscow last week, took its first major action as an entity on Saturday. The Day of People's Wrath, as the demarche was called, culminated in meetings against corruption, unemployment and unfair housing construction.

October 2008