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06.07.2013

Islamists and Democracy: Cautions From Pakistan

Islamists and Democracy: Cautions From Pakistan

Success in free elections held after the “Arab Spring” protests in Tunisia and Egypt has brought Islamists to power through democratic means, and Islamist influence is on the rise throughout the Arab world. Much of the debate about liberal democracy’s future in Arab countries focuses on the extent… »

26.06.2013

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Pressenza publishes here a report prepared by members of a team of German peace activists who recently travelled to Afghanistan to see for themselves to situation for the people in Kabul.  The report is long but well worth reading.  In the consideration of the report’s authors, “Prerequisite and sine qua… »

21.06.2013

USA: Imagine if we were number one

USA: Imagine if we were number one

No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the most peaceful nation on earth? The recently released 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) placed the U.S.100th… »

21.06.2013

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

As the keynote speaker on the final day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Dr. Vandana Shiva[1], an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalisation campaigner spoke about the values required for a new economic model that respects the planet and all species of life.  Pressenza has transcribed the… »

20.06.2013

Roberto Blueh: Humanizing private enterprise

Roberto Blueh: Humanizing private enterprise

Mr. Blueh was one of the Speakers at the Pressenza Workshop of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum,. Here we publish his words: “We thank Pressenza news agency for inviting us to participate in this Global Media Forum “The Future of Growth – economic values ​​and… »

20.06.2013

The empire strikes back

The empire strikes back

We are in a very dangerous period in world history as the old power structure collapses and the US dominance begins to wane.  But the empire strikes back.  By Mazin Qumsiyeh The US and Israel try to strength neoliberal governments that depend on capital accumulation for the rich and increasing poverty… »

17.06.2013

Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Global Media Forum

Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Global Media Forum

Today Noam Chomsky spoke at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, and we leave for you the link to his very much interesting words:… »

13.06.2013

The G8 Summit, lemmings and ostriches

The G8 Summit, lemmings and ostriches

Neither ostriches bury their heads in the sand nor lemmings commit mass suicide, these are popular myths now disproven. But humans do both and nothing like the G8 Summit to exemplify such behaviours. As usual, the G8 will gather shortly after the meeting of the Bilderberg Club, to rubber stamp… »

13.06.2013

Why Washington Fears Iran

Why Washington Fears Iran

“Tehran has developed technical expertise in a number of areas – including uranium enrichment, nuclear reactors, and ballistic missiles – from which it could draw if it decided to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” reads Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s April 2013 report to the Senate Committee on Armed… »

13.06.2013

Why Arabs Need Iran

Why Arabs Need Iran

In 2011, when Arab revolts began to sweep the Middle East and North Africa, the view from Washington and its closest allies was one of concern. How would the removal of mostly pro-Western dictatorships affect the balance of power in the region? More importantly – how to prevent… »

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