Politics

Anti nuclear camp lose out in Tokyo elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s man won February 9 2014 election for governor of Tokyo, denying the post to the anti-nuclear camp, which should have teamed up for this important election battle. According to media exit polls, the 65-year-old Masuzoe, backed…

Energies Clash in Tokyo Election

TOKYO, Feb 7 2014 (IPS) – Tokyo, one of the largest and most energy-guzzling cities in the world, is set to hold elections for a new governor Feb. 9. Analysts say it could prove crucial in stopping the Japanese government from…

Syria: Evacuation of Civilians from Homs Begins After Ceasefire

In news from Syria, an operation to evacuate trapped civilians from the besieged city of Homs is underway after government forces and rebels agreed to a ceasefire. U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq said the pause would also allow the delivery of aid.…

2nd CELAC Summit Concludes with Important Statements

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to conclude today with important statements, particularly in proclaiming the region as a zone for peace and free of nuclear…

Gezi Park and Workers

by Kıvanç Eliaçık(*) The ‘occupation’ of Taksim Gezi Park in response to the clear-cutting of trees was transformed into a country-wide, anti-government ‘movement’ due to disproportionate police violence. The ‘happening’ went into the annals of republican history as the largest-ever…

Blair fans the flames of intolerance

By Corinna Lotz for A World to Win Still smarting from an attempt at a citizen’s arrest earlier this month for war crimes over the illegal invasion of Iraq, Tony Blair is now recycling noxious neo-con, pseudo-theories in telling us…

Andruchowycz: Think of us. And so we will win, although they will be mad

By Ilya Varlamov.- In recent days, I get many requests from you to describe the current situation in Kiev and in Ukraine in general, to assess what is taking place, and to provide any vision of the near future. Because…

Rafael Correa: “This is a humanist model but with the feet firmly on the ground”

By Nelsy Lizarazo for Pressenza Ecuador – President Correa Press Conference. With these words, President Rafael Correa responded to today’s question by Pressenza IPA during the press conference held with members of the foreign press. The question revolved around the…

Iran is on the rise in 2014, but dangers abound

What a difference a year can make in the Middle East. Just 12 months ago, Iran was facing some daunting prospects: Painful western economic and financial sanctions, the potential downfall of its key Arab Syrian ally, and a resurgence in…

There is no “middle” in the Middle East today

we-magazine: The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites seems to deepen in Lebanon. Who is fueling this divide and why? Narwani: I am wary anytime I hear about Sunni-Shia conflicts in the Mideast. While there are historic tensions between these two groups,…

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