Italian Defense Minister Mauro looking for partners to wage war on migrants
- Antonio Mazzeo
Afghanistan, Syria, F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, but, above all, “migrants emergency” and security in the Mediterranean area: those were the core themes of the meeting that took place in Washington on January 15, between Defense Secretary ...
Food safety in the EU-US trade agreement: going outside the box
Two dinosaurs of world trade – the United States and the European Union – have begun talks on a bilateral free trade agreement in order to boost jobs and economic growth in their largely depressed economies. Most of the boost is expected ...
Press release: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - Environment Chapter
- WikiLeaks викили́кс ويكيليكس
Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs' Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass ...
After 20 Years, It's Clear NAFTA Has Failed To Deliver Promised Benefits; So Why Trust TPP, TTIP, Will Be Better?
- Glyn Moody
Both TPP and TAFTA/TTIP are based on the premise that by boosting trade and investment, general prosperity will increase too. And yet, despite the huge scale of the plans, and their major potential knock-on effects on the lives of billions of people, ...
Mexico: Corn, Censorship and Corruption in Science
- Silvia Ribeiro
In 2012, a scientific team led by Gilles-Eric Seralini published an article showing that 60-70 percent of rats fed GM corn from Monsanto, throughout their entire lives, developed cancer (against 20-30 percent in the control group) as well as hepato-renal ...
The false promise of EU-US trade talks
- Ferdi De Ville
On Monday the latest round of talks on the EU-US free trade agreement get underway. Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Ferdi De Ville challenge the proclaimed benefits of this much-vaunted deal. Rather than represent ‘the cheapest stimulus package ...
Open Letter of civil society against Investor Privileges in TTIP
Exclude any Investor-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the TTIP
- Various Authors - Versch. Autoren - AA.VV. - Auteurs div. -Από διάφορους συντάκτες - Muhtelif Yazarlar-Olika skribenter-Malsamaj aŭtoroj-مؤلفون مختلفين
16 Dec. 2013 - As a new round of negotiations starts in Wasshington, DC, over 100 civil society groups and social movements from Europe and the USA have signed on an open letter that was sent to the chief negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment ...
Japan’s New "Fukushima Fascism"
- Harvey Wasserman
Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts. The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts ...
An Overview: Apartheid South Africa & Israel
- Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU)
ISRAELI POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
The state of Israel was created in 1948, the same year that the racist apartheid regime was implemented in South Africa. In the 1960s a political and military alliance developed between the ...
If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldn't be seen as a universal hero
- Slavoj Žižek Σλάβοϊ Ζίζεκ
Mandela must have died a bitter man. To honour his legacy, we should focus on the unfulfilled promises his leadership gave rise to
Photo Rajesh Jantilal/ AFP/ Getty Images
In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated ...