Manufacturing Failed States
- Edward S. Herman
During the Vietnam War, a sign over one of the U.S. army bases read “Killing Is Our Business, and Business Is Good.” Well, it was a very good business in Vietnam (and Cambodia, Laos, and Korea as well), the number of civilian ...
Shulamith Firestone obituary
- Julie Bindel
US radical women's liberationist whose ideas on gender inequality were ahead of her time
Shulamith Firestone co-founded New York Radical Women, the city’s first women’s liberation ...
ethecon Awards 2012: Honorary Award for Responsibility to Planet goes to Jean Ziegler
The negative award goes to Ivan Glasenberg, Simon Murray and Tony Hayward of the transnational commodities corporation GLENCORE
On International Peace Day 2012 (observed in Germany on 1st of September), ethecon - Ethics & Economics Foundation ...
The Decline of Political Protest: Pussy Riot and Amnesty International
- Diana Johnstone
Once upon a time there was an organization called Amnesty International which was dedicated to defending prisoners of conscience all over the world. Its action was marked by two principles that contributed to its success: neutrality and discretion. ...
Where the Mob Keeps Its Money
- Roberto Saviano
Rome -THE global financial crisis has been a blessing for organized crime. A series of recent scandals have exposed the connection between some of the biggest global banks and the seamy underworld of mobsters, smugglers, drug traffickers and arms ...
From OIC to NAM: Iran’s peace offensive
- Eric Walberg Эрик Вальберг إيريك ولبر
The discrepancy between Western media on the Middle East and the reality is astounding. Egypt's Mubarak is a good guy and reliable ally until, presto, he is a bad guy, corrupt, a tyrant, yesterday's goods. This extreme myopia in the interests of ...
Three issues to be highlighted in NAM summit
- Xinhua News Agency 新华社
• This year's summit is held against backdrop of a series of upheavals in West Asia and North Africa.
•Syria crisis,Iran nuclear issue and Iran-Egypt relations will also be highlighted on sidelines of summit. ...
People, records and power: What archives can learn from WikiLeaks
- Cassie Findlay
Paper presented at the International Council on Archives Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 20th-24th August 2012
The 2012 ICA Congress theme of “Trust: Archives supporting good governance and accountability” invites exploration of ...
Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine...
- Eve Ensler
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. [...] If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Todd Akin for KTVI television.
Why Internet freedom is sacred-About an amazing press release from the U.S. State Dept.
- MK Bhadrakumar
The innocuous-sounding press release Friday by the State Department in Washington on the ‘Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab’ came as a surprise. It seemed the US broke its stony silence, finally, to condemn the appalling human rights record ...