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, by Pambazuka

Aricom: Making peace or fuelling war

Daniel Volman and William Minter

In the first of a two-part article exploring the implications of the US AFRICOM (the United States Africa Command) programme, Daniel Volman and William Minter discuss the growing strategic importance of the African continent to US interests. Arguing that shaping a new US security policy will (...)

Moldova: Torn between the Communists and the far right

by Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, Special to Kyiv Post

Moldova is the country known in the world as one of the poorest ex-Soviet states, like Armenia and Georgia. It is also one of the most multi-cultural and multi-lingual countries, with a long tradition of mixed marriages and hybrid identities. According to the latest census conducted in 2004, (...)

, by SACSIS

Chomsky on the Obama/Geithner Rescue Plan

Video

There’s been an outcry in America about the financial rescue plan unveiled by the Obama administration under the leadership of Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner. The Obama administration plans to buy up $2 trillion in toxic financial assets. The plan is being denounced by economists in the (...)

, by BARRY Tom

Texas-New Mexico Border Series

Americas Policy Program

Dee Torres sees history in the making in the West Texas borderlands. The elementary school teacher wants to be part of the history of the borderlands, and wants her grandchildren to remember these times.
Torres, a resident since a child of the border town of Ft. Hancock, is taking photos of (...)

, by Pambazuka

Zimbabwe ten years on: Results and prospects

by Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros

After a decade of political polarisation and international stand-off, the debate on Zimbabwe has finally been opened up to a wider reading public, thanks to Mahmood Mamdani’s ‘Lessons of Zimbabwe’ appearing in the London Review of Books (4 December 2008) and Pambazuka News (3 December 2008). (...)

What Amazonia Does the World Need?

Seminar organized by the Forum for a new World Governance and IBASE, Rio de Janeiro, May 2008

Although Amazonia is a concentrate of all possible dangers, not only to its inhabitants but also for the planet’s ecological balances, it also represents a territory for life and the future. The game is not over. In this dawning of the twenty-first century, it is poised to become one of those (...)

, by Institut de recherche et débat sur la gouvernance (IRG)

Civil Society Intervention in the Reform of Global Public Policy

Proceedings from the IRG/Ford Foundation international seminar, Paris, 17-18-19th of April 2007

Civil society actors throughout the world are increasingly involved in public policy making, on the national as well as the international level. Their strategies and impact was the theme of an international seminar held in Paris in 2007, jointly organized by the Institute for Research and (...)

, by FAKIR Saliem

Obama, America and the Rise of the Non-White World

SACSIS – the South African Civil Society Information Service

It would be a squint-eyed view to read in Obama’s victory just a historic moment for African-Americans in the United States of America (USA).
It should be granted that Obama’s entry through the front door of the White House rather than the back door, once reserved for black cleaners only, does (...)

, by CSE

Rich lands, poor people. Is sustainable mining possible?

State of India’s Environment - 6, 2008, $ 50 or e-Book $28, 355 pages

This edition of SoE illustrates the immense challenges facing the mining sector in India: how to ensure ecological security together with inclusive development. It assesses the sector’s efficacy in promoting ’growth’ in mineral-rich areas, while scrutinising government initiatives in implementing (...)

, by AllAfrica Global Media

South Africa: Mbeki Hands in Resignation

by John Allen

President Thabo Mbeki formally announced his early resignation in an address televised live in South Africa on Sunday night.
He said he had handed his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the South African Parliament, Baleka Mbete. It would become effective on a date to be determined by the (...)

, by CETRI

The Challenges for Fernando Lugo

Par Andrew Nickson

Fernando Lugo’s triumph in the Paraguayan presidential elections is historic, not only because it is the first time in the world that an ex-bishop has won a presidential election, but also because it marks the end of the Colorado Party’s hegemony, after more than sixty years in power. After his (...)

, by ESSF

Burma, victim of the ’War on Terror’

When I phoned Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Rangoon yesterday, I imagined the path to her door that looks down on Inya Lake. Through ragged palms, a trip-wire is visible, a reminder that this is the prison of a woman whose party was elected by a landslide in 1990, a democratic act extinguished by (...)

, by KLEIN Naomi

Regime-quakes in Burma and China

Alternatives International

When news arrived of the catastrophic earthquake in Sichuan, my mind turned to Zheng Sun Man, an up-and-coming security executive I met on a recent trip to China. Zheng heads Aebell Electrical Technology, a Guangzhou-based company that makes surveillance cameras and public address systems and (...)

, by Democracy Now!

Former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix on the US Rush to War in Iraq, the Threat of an Attack on Iran, and the Need for a Global Nuclear Ban to Avoid Further Catastrophe

The Bush administration’s claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq formed the key justification for the war to Congress, the American people and the international community. As the former chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, Hans Blix was at the center of the storm. From March (...)

, by IPS

Zimbabwe: A Society "Not Ready for Female Leadership"?

by Tonderai Kwidini

Women make up about half the population in Zimbabwe. But, they’re far from accounting for 50 percent of those on the ballot for this month’s general elections in the Southern African country — sparking concern amongst gender activists.
None of the four presidential candidates in the Mar. 29 (...)

Latin America: the attack on democracy

by John Pilger

John Pilger argues that an unreported war is being waged by the US to restore power to the privileged classes at the expense of the poor
Beyond the sound and fury of its conquest of Iraq and campaign against Iran, the world’s dominant power is waging a largely unreported war on another (...)