Today’s World Environment Reflects Crisis Of Capitalist Civilization By Farooque Chowdhury

4 June, 2013 — Countercurrents

Today’s state of the world environment is the tribune of the crisis of capitalist civilization that carries all the contradictions the global economy creates; and the economy is owned by a handful of owners dispossessing the humanity, billions of the poor and the starved. Continue reading this...

Cuba, Socialism and Cybernetics By Ivet González

7 Jan 2013InterPress 

Cubans See Internet as Crucial to Future Development

HAVANA, Jan 5 2013 (IPS) – The Cuban government’s economic reforms must consider the myriad opportunities offered by the Internet, a key platform of the dominant economic model on the planet, according to interviews with both experts and average people. 

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Khader Adnan’s Life in Grave Danger as He Continues His Struggle Against Israel’s Human Rights Violations

13 February 2012Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

Israel’s Military Appeals Court Confirms Four Month Administrative Detention Today

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IPS News 12 December 2011: Agreement for New Global Treaty To Reduce Emissions

12 December 20911 — IPS

Agreement for New Global Treaty To Reduce Emissions
By Stephen Leahy
DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 11 (IPS) ? The world is increasingly committed to dangerous levels of global warming with yet another failure by nations of the world to agree to needed reductions in carbon emissions here in Durban. However, as the 17th Conference of Parties ended early Sunday morning, members did agree to talk about a new global treaty to reduce emissions. Continue Reading

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LIBYA: The Making of a Ghost Town By Karlos Zurutuza

25 November 2011 — IPS

The abandoned Latam district in Tawargha. / Credit:Karlos Zurutuza/IPS.

TAWARGHA, Libya, Nov 25, 2011 (IPS) – Embarka Omar crumbles when she sees the pictures of the Libyan city where she was born and lived until two months ago. ‘We will be back in Tawargha one day,’ the 25-year-old repeats to herself. The images say otherwise.

Tawargha had been Muammar Gaddafi’s headquarters during the terrible two-month siege of the rebel enclave of nearby Misrata,187 km southeast of capital Tripoli. Once a vibrant city of 30,000 inhabitants, the vast majority of them black, Tawargha has turned into a huge ‘supermarket’ where families from nearby Misrata load their vehicles with the spoils of looting, and militias torch the houses, probably to prevent Omar Embarka and others like her from returning some day. Today, Tawargha – ‘green island’ in the Amazigh language – is just a ghost town in the middle of the Libyan desert.

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Ex-Inspector Rejects IAEA Iran Bomb Test Chamber Claim BY Gareth Porter

19 November 2011 — IPS

WASHINGTON, Nov 19, 2011 (IPS) – A former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon and carry out a simulated nuclear explosion.

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The IAEA Report on Iran is based on Fake Intelligence. IAEA “Soviet Nuclear Scientist” Never Worked on Weapons BY Gareth Porter

11 November 2011 — Global ResearchIPS – 2011-11-09

The report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published by a Washington think tank Tuesday repeated the sensational claim previously reported by news media all over the world that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist had helped Iran construct a detonation system that could be used for a nuclear weapon.

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FBI Account of “Terror Plot” Suggests Sting Operation

18 October 2011 — IPS

Analysis by Gareth Porter*

WASHINGTON, Oct 13, 2011 (IPS) – While the administration of Barack Obama vows to hold the Iranian government ‘accountable’ for the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, the legal document describing evidence in the case provides multiple indications that it was mainly the result of an FBI ‘sting’ operation.

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What Lies Ahead for Libya By Prof. Johan Galtung

13 September 2011 — Global ResearchIPS

According to NATO, the final chapter of Gaddafi’s Libya is being written now. The scenario is very similar to the final chapter for Yugoslavia -Milosevic- for Afghanistan -Mullah Omar- Iraq -Saddam Hussein- and for the ‘War on Terror’ -bin Laden: eliminate The Bad Guy. In the future chapters of this neo-crusade, orthodox Christians will also be targeted, just as they were in the crusades from 1095-1291.

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IPS News 27 July 2011 – The Greater Middle East: One Mubarak Goes, 18 Come In

27 July 2011 — IPS

Germany Arms Saudis Against Iran
Julio Godoy
BERLIN, Jul 25 – Germany?s delivery of armoured tanks to Saudi Arabia is not aimed at repressing local or regional popular uprisings, but to improve Saudi military capabilities in a likely war against Iran, diplomatic and military experts say.

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French Ship Carries Freedom Flotilla’s “Dignity” to Gaza By Begoña Astigarraga

13 July 2011 — IPS

Activists on hunger strike in Spanish embassy. Credit:Bego Astigarraga/IPS

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ATHENS, Jul 12, 2011 (IPS) – The French vessel Dignité-Al Karama is the only boat from the Freedom Flotilla II actually sailing for Gaza in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade imposed in 2006. At the same time, six Spanish members of the humanitarian aid mission went on hunger strike in the Greek capital.

The hunger strikers, who have occupied the Spanish embassy in Athens since Jul. 5, were travelling on the Spanish ship Gernika (Guernica) that was part of the flotilla carrying 500 activists from 45 different countries, and 5,000 tonnes of aid, bound for the Gaza Strip.

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IPS News 13 July 2011: The Greater Middle East: Palestinians Won’t Learn Israeli Lessons

13 July 2011 — IPS

U.S. Hardens Tone Against Assad
Jim Lobe*
WASHINGTON, Jul 12 – Escalating its rhetoric against Bashar Al-Assad, the White House declared Tuesday that the Syrian president had “lost his legitimacy” but declined to call explicitly for his resignation or removal.

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THE WEEK from IPS 11 July 2011: From Juba, Khartoum, Baan Fang, New York, Lucanamarca, the Hague…

11 July 2011 — IPS

• After decades of civil war, South Sudan ‘s independence Saturday marks it’s entrance as the newest country on the world’s stage. In an exclusive Q&A, Fikru Abebe, director of the Sudan Southern programme at Plan International, tells Miriam Gathigah that the country is in “a carnival mood with a lot of excitement and hope.” Continue reading this...

IPS News 22 June 2011 – The Greater Middle East: Kerry, McCain Come to Obama’s Rescue Over Libya

22 June 2011 — IPS

EGYPT: Solar Energy Projects Picking up Again After Uprising
Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla
CAIRO, Jun 22 – On a blazingly hot summer’s day in Cairo, it’s 36 degrees Celsius in the shade. Air-conditioners and fans whirr across the city, burdening the national electricity grid. Last summer, the populous city experienced frequent water and power cuts, causing a furore. Consumption had grown by 2,600 megawatts, an increase of 13,5 percent from 2009.
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