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    Egyptian and Tunisian people vs US dominance

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 January 2011

    The Egyptian people are not only demanding fair elections, but a different kind of democracy.

     
  2. Dirty deals and unprincipled politics

    Ben Hayes
    25 March 2011

    Dealings with Libya in recent years by Europe have been dictated by unprincipled politics and naked profiteering. The sudden discovery of a humanitarian imperative is not only deeply hypocritical, but also duplicitous.

  3. End financial control of European governance

    Susan George
    14 July 2011

    The Euro crisis is clear evidence that we need to break out of the economic straight-jacket imposed by the Lisbon Treaty, the European Central Bank and the over-powerful financial sector.

  4. Time to be honest

    Tim DeChristopher
    02 June 2011

    A US activist caused consternation among oil executives when he wrecked an auction of oil and gas leases in Utah in November 2008. Now he is causing an even bigger stir in the environmental movement.

  5. The path for Venezuela can not be neoliberalism or Stalinism

    Edgardo Lander
    24 January 2011

    The Venezuelan process is caught between a fundamental contradiction: popular demands for democratic participation against tendencies towards hierarchical decison-making and concentration of power.

  6. International trends in 2011

    12 January 2011
    Article

    2011 will be marked by the ascendancy of emerging countries, tensions between the United States and China, border clashes, a weak United Nations and the risk of an attack on Iran.

  7. Torture, War and Presidential Power: Thoughts on the Current Constitutional Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    12 January 2011
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    Despite evidence that torture was used to extract false confessions in the lead up to the war in Iraq, the Obama administration continues to block efforts to abolish torture and restore justice and the rule of law.

  8. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

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    Waste and capitalism

    Susan George
    17 January 2011
    Article

    How the current economic model wastes people, communities, resources and money.

  10. The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

    Praful Bidwai
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Despite massive growth in the Indian media industry, the lack of quality and diversity shows an increasing disconnect with the real lives of people in the country and the most important issues they face.

  11. Are African lions really roaring? The Latest Fibs From World Financiers

    Patrick Bond
    12 May 2011
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    The recent wave of Afro-optimism boasting of economical and technological growth on the continent fails to stand up under closer scrutiny, veiling the harsh reality faced by Africans today.

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    Ramón Fernández Durán – A Tribute

    12 May 2011
    Article

    Ramón Fernández Durán, Spanish activist and Global thinker, died on May 10 in Madrid after a long struggle for his health and life...

  13. Accepting Fait Accompli

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    India should not use the Mazen-Beilin understandings of October 1995 as a base for foreign policy regarding the Israel - Palestine conflict. Any outline of parameters based on this document endorses brutality, illegality and voraciousness of colonial rule.

  14. Spain: The 'Indignant’ and the Paris Commune

    Atilio Boron
    09 June 2011
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    One hundred and forty years after the Paris Commune similar demands for democratic change resonate strongly in Spain. Recent mass mobilisations show the Spanish people have had enough of politics that serve only the interests of a few, while public interests are subordinated to the profit imperatives of big business.

  15. Africa: Chilling the Arab Spring

    Patrick Bond
    15 June 2011
    Article

    Isn't the IMF fully aware of the Arab Spring? There is little difference between the strategies it advocates to Arab democrats today then those advocated to Arab dictators yesterday. 

  16. Tunisia's Spark and Egypt's Flame: the Middle East is Rising

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 February 2011
    Article

    The protesters in Tunisia and Egypt are calling for deep elemental changes in their societies.

  17. An Arab 1848: Despots Totter and Fall

    Tariq Ali
    09 February 2011
    Article

    The rediscovery of Arab solidarity against the repellent dictatorships and those who sustain them is a new turning point in the Middle East.

  18. Egypt's joy as Mubarak quits

    Tariq Ali
    11 February 2011
    Article

    The age of political reason is returning to the Arab world. The people are fed up of being colonised and bullied. Meanwhile, the political temperature is rising in Jordan, Algeria and Yemen.

  19. On No Fly Zones as a form of external military intervention

    Achin Vanaik
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Should foreign powers ever claim the right to intervene or should the people of a country overthrow their own dictators? Do interventionists not always have ulterior motives that could undermine the people's sovereignty over their struggle and it's outcomes?

  20. Obama's Speech on Libya: Leaving Too Many Questions Unanswered

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The attention to military engagement in Libya drowns out the call for negotiations, for accountability, and even for a ceasefire.

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