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06.05.2016 Reaching Critical Will

UN Nuclear talks: 70 years of our discontent

Wrapping up the first week of the open-ended working group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament with a focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, Wednesday’s OEWG meeting provided a chance for participants to articulate their concerns with the continued existence of these weapons and demand concrete action to eliminate … »

04.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic “partnerships” a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret TTIP documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove … »

04.05.2016 Reaching Critical Will

Transparency in the time of opacity

Transparency in the time of opacity

Back in February, the UN General Assembly authorised the formation of a working group to study legal measures for nuclear disarmament.  This week and next week the group convenes again before finishing its work in August.  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is working hard to ensure … »

03.05.2016 Reaching Critical Will

Is it 1984 at the UN nuclear disarmament talks?

Is it 1984 at the UN nuclear disarmament talks?

Back in February, the UN General Assembly authorised the formation of a working group to study legal measures for nuclear disarmament.  This week and next week the group convenes again before finishing its work in August.  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is working hard to ensure … »

03.05.2016 Ilka Oliva Corado

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

One day the world awoke to the news that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction; a US Machiavellian plan to which the UK, Poland, Australia and Spain joined -as the first front-. That was how in 2003 we saw the start of the Iraq war. »

02.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be … »

01.05.2016 Sharmine Narwani

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

Although the era of US global hegemony is coming to a close, the Middle East – more than most regions – is still reeling from the nasty last jabs of that Empire in decline.  It is little wonder, then, that the US presidential election season is scrutinized carefully in all … »

28.04.2016 Pressenza New York

Disparities

Disparities

Anne Kass The 2003 New Mexico Legislature created an Equal Pay Task Force and directed it to study the extent of wage disparities between men and women and between minorities and non-minorities; to study the causes of the disparities; to study the effects of the disparities … »

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