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Washington Blocks Security Council Action on Vital Yemeni Humanitarian Needs (tags)
US Private Military Contractors in Ukraine? (tags)
Obama Violates Iran Geneva Agreement - Again (tags)
Mission Accomplished, Says Snowden (tags)
New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)
Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran (tags)
Depleting the Seas of Fish (tags)
Capitalists, Global Warming, and the Climate Justice Movement (tags)
(This essay was published in Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, #54, Summer 2010, pages 23-28. For this internet edition I've made a few more changes and additions). An urgent analysis of the climate crisis and call to action.
Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)
October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.
Today your freedom is being signed away (tags)
Today at the UN New York States are signing a treaty which by its exclusion of core obligations and the right to development will create a people more dependent on the State and Corporations as well as discriminating against the poor. Obama ( & other States) is following such policies.
Global Systematic discriminationagainst the Poor due to be signed (tags)
International human rights law to be signed by States on Sept 24, 2009, systematically discriminates against the poor. The establishment is pitted against the independent peoples and the most disadvantaged. A mediocre nation and a dependent people are the very likely outcomes.
Bottom-up rights, ethical globalization for a Great Country (tags)
A Great Country is inclusive - neo liberal social exclusion settles for mediocrity. Bottom-up rights are those excluded by the UN and States considered incompatible with neo liberalism. The discontented need to struggle for these rights which entail an ethical globalization.
V.P. Candidate wants U.S. ethanol production cut to feed poor (tags)
A recent report prepared by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization identified 22 nations that are threaten by the global food crisis; riots, due to food shortages are now occurring in most of these poor countries. To prevent the escalation of the present world food crisis, Stewart Alexander, Vice Presidential Nominee for Socialist Party USA, wants a freeze or a roll back on U.S. ethanol production to the levels prior to December 2007.
World Food Crisis Threatens Rich Nations (That's Us), Too (tags)
Unless we act fast for a global consensus on the price spiral, the social unrest induced by food prices in several countries will conflagrate into a price contagion, leaving no country-developed or otherwise-unscathed.
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's Seeds of Destruction - Part II (tags)
Agribusiness giants aim to control food worldwide and make it all genetically engineered.
ENERGY-SOUTH AFRICA: Food Security Hobbles Biofuel Strategy (tags)
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 18 (IPS) - Worried that it may be seen as insensitive to the food needs of Africa, the South African government, which is facing a general election in 2009, has chosen food security in framing a biofuel policy.
"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic (tags)
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the ‘doomsday seed bank.’ Officially the project is named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.
Iraq: Looking Back: 'Internationally Sponsored Genocide' (tags)
As you know, when I was here in April/May 1992, I thought things could get no worse. Yet in July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations note in a Report: '..with deep regret', all the: 'pre-famine indicators being in place'. Further that an appreciable proportion of the population now had less calorific intake than the most famine stricken parts of Africa.
Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide (tags)
The ugly face of US imperialism
Imperial Conquest, Torture, and a Little Matter of Genocide (tags)
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here....
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
"It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
it is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
Independent Science Panel Report On GM In Food (tags)
8.98 million farmers adopted sustainable agriculture practices on 28.92 million hectares in Asia, Latin America and Africa; reliable data from 89 projects show higher productivity and yields: 50-100% increase in yield for rainfed crops, and 5-10% for irrigated crops; top successes include Burkina Faso, which turned a cereal deficit of 644 kg per year to an annual surplus of 153 kg, Ethiopia, where 12 500 households enjoyed 60% increase in crop yields, and Honduras and Guatemala, where 45 000 families increased yields from 400-600 kg/ha to 2,000-2,500 kg/ha.
Via Campesina Requests Action in Sacramento (tags)
Via Campesina is an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. It is an autonomous, pluralistic movement, independent from all political, economic, or other denomination. It is integrated by national and regional organizations whose autonomy is jealously respected.
A Peace Poster Project (tags)
We created a poster that has appeared in around 20 states, and has been dowloaded over 1,000 times from the site (www.nomorevictims.org) created to support distribution. Appropriate text is now being developed for versions in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Finnish. The poster features a powerful photograph of an Iraqi girl who was injured in a US bombing raid south of Basra in April, 1999. Download the poster by accessing http://www.nomorevictims.org/PosterDownloads.html. You can also email a letter to Bush from the site.
As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)
"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."