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28.05.2015 Sharmine Narwani

Kick out the Americans says Middle East commentator

Kick out the Americans says Middle East commentator

Hi folks, With ISIS’ takeover of Ramadi and Palmyra, many sat up and asked “where were the American bombers while this was happening?” Iraqis have now taken note that US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and others have refused to take any blame for these losses, and are re-calculating their dependence … »

26.05.2015 Tony Robinson

P5 at Nuclear conference: “The sun revolves around the Earth!”

P5 at Nuclear conference: “The sun revolves around the Earth!”

Last Friday saw the predictable failure of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference to reach any consensus on disarmament measures.  The refusal of Israel to admit to the existence of their nuclear arsenal and to take part in a conference to create a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East is … »

22.05.2015 Ahmad Mughal Irshad

Cheating Games

Cheating Games

“EXact” scandal spread like a fire in the woods around the Globe. Media channels repeated ir over the last couple of day continually, linking and dragging other agencies, media houses and partners into this mess and garbage of a scandalized world of economy to make billions of dollars through advertisement. »

20.05.2015 Robert Burrowes

Why Elites Love Drones

Why Elites Love Drones

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/ However, this analysis completely fails to understand what … »

19.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Intolerance in the 21st Century

Intolerance in the 21st Century

The intolerance in the 21st Century is different from the religious intolerance of the Dark Ages. Intolerance in the Dark Ages hated intellect, science and reason. Intolerance of the modern age can slap the face of anybody, anywhere, anytime without reason. It exists everywhere including democratic role models and tolerate … »

16.05.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

US on the wrong side of history

US on the wrong side of history

This is what it has all come down to…. the US and the corrupt, dictatorial Gulf monarchies meeting at Camp David Thursday and agreeing on a plan to flood the Middle East with ‘missile defense’ (MD) systems. These Gulf monarchies are the essential allies of the US in the world … »

16.05.2015 Reaching Critical Will

Ban nuclear weapons, reject massive nuclear violence

Ban nuclear weapons, reject massive nuclear violence

Throughout the four weeks of the nuclear non-proliferation review conference at the UN in New York, the campaign group “Reaching Critical Will” of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom produces a daily newsletter.  Pressenza reproduces this editorial with the permission of Ray Acheson, the editor.  At … »

15.05.2015 Javier Zorrilla Eguren

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

“Ethos” is a Greek word that can help us to comprehend that collective, profound and paradigmatic image that drives human actions in a certain direction. It’s like an essence that manifests itself in social behaviour without us being aware of it. Ethos is hidden in the most evident parts of … »

15.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Violent episode in Economic Corridor movie

Violent episode in Economic Corridor movie

Pakistan: Life is cheap and miserable here. Asian Tigers, business tycoons, military strategic partners, and aggressive contractors fighting hard to find ways to suck the blood of ignorant or innocent human beings of this earth who are daily deceived through beautiful words and jargon, statistics, dreamy images and lifestyles. Irshad … »

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