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Osama is no martyr, but the man prevailed

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Topic: 
War on Terror
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War & Pacification
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Osama bin Laden is no martyr. He is certainly no Che Guevara, whose fate at the hands of the Central Intelligence Agency was strikingly similar to his. But one cannot escape the fact that he succeeded in unleashing a chain of events that led to his nemesis, the United States, becoming a diminished power compared to what it was in the halcyon days of unilateralism at the end of the last century.... Leer más

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La privatización del agua no ahorra costes

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Topic: 
Justicia del Agua
Programmes: 
Justicia del Agua
Alternativas Públicas
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Article
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Los defensores de la privatización afirman que ésta ahorra costes debido a las presiones competitivas a los que se enfrentan los proveedores privados para ser más eficientes. Durante los últimos cuarenta años, se ha experimentado mucho con distintos modelos de privatización. Los resultados son desiguales: algunos casos se traducen en un ahorro; otros, no. Con la idea de ir más allá de 'la... Leer más

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Water privatization does not yield cost savings

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Topic: 
Water Justice
Programmes: 
Water Justice
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Article
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Proponents of privatization consistently argue that it saves costs due to competitive pressures private providers face to be more efficient.  Over the last four decades there has been considerable experimentation with privatization.  Results are inconsistent.  Some cases find savings; others do not.  To get beyond the “battle of the case studies” my colleagues and I... Leer más

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Obama versus the Polar Bears

Topic: 
Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Programmes: 
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
Article type: 
Article
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The Obama Presidency hit a new low in the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. One group that were not celebrating are the Polar Bears or their supporters. This is especially ironic, as in early December 2010, a new study published in the prestigious science journal Nature, indicated that despite the ominous prospects for the Polar Bears, including possible extinction, the... Leer más

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Tucson: una matanza acorde con un clima violento

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Guerra y Pacificación
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Escuchar la entrevista... Leer más

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What can we expect to see in 2011?

Topic: 
Middle East Conflict
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Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Article
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Walden Bello: Can we depend on China for global growth? Mariano Aguirre: Changing global power relations and possible attack on Iran Marcos Arruda: Continuing crises and community resistance Phyllis Bennis – Confronting Obama's unwinnable war in Afghanistan Walden Bello: Turbulence in the waning days of the global economic order In 2010, outrage with the excesses of the financial institution... Leer más

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Pernicious parallels

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Topic: 
Middle East Conflict
Nuclear weapons
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Subtitle: 
US war policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan
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Article
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There are remarkable parallels between the US government’s wartime policies over the past 40 years. Leaders in Washington faced very different conflict situations throughout that period, spanning US involvement in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. But ironically, they seem to be repeating their mistakes, based on similar ideological assumptions. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are dragging... Leer más

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