Posts tagged with ‘poverty’

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Resilience & Resistance A Palestine Cause

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Resilience & Resistance A Palestine Cause Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd Resilience There are many definitions of resilience. One such is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of threat.” In the face of Israeli persecution and contrary to international normative law, Palestinians have determinately […]

Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?

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Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace? Richard Falk A few days ago I was a participant in a well-attended academic panel on “the decline of violence and warfare” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association held this year in San Diego, California. The two-part panel featured appraisal of the common argument of two […]

Jeffrey Sachs’ Reform Candidacy for World Bank President

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Jeffrey Sachs’ Reform Candidacy for World Bank President by: Staff, Center for Economic and Policy Research | Op-Ed Supports a “Competitive Process” That Will Address Pressing Issues Washington, D.C.- Economist and health expert Jeffrey Sachs’ reported candidacy for World Bank president is welcome news for the two-and-a-half billion people around the world living in poverty, […]

Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012

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Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012 On 28 January 2012 at the United States Embassy in London, Stop the War held a rally to launch the Don’t Attack Iran campaign. Among the speakers (videos below) were Tony Benn, Kate Hudson, John Rees, Roger Lloyd Pack, Andrew Murray, John McDonnell […]

Beating Up on Chavez

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Beating Up on Chavez Stephen Lendman Since inaugurated in February 1999, he’s faced open US hostility, including by go-along major media scoundrels. New York Times writer Simon Romero’s among them. On January 6, he and William Neuman played both Chavez and Iranian cards headlining, “Increasingly Isolated, Iranian Leader Set to Visit Allies,” saying: President Mahmoud […]

Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators

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Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators PHR Since the founding of the State of Israel, the Arab-Palestinian minority in the country has suffered systematic discrimination as compared to Israel‘s Jewish citizens in allocation of public funding and in access to services and conditions that are preconditions for a healthy […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]

Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street

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Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street Dr Rachael Rudolph Fires blazing and people are rising, with discontent abound. Wars waging and conflicts are on going, with people dying and states attempting to reassert their control over this period of uncertainty. Where are we heading? Hunger, homelessness and poverty are common ills afflicting societies around the […]

The impact of Sustainable Development in a Political, Legal and Moral Context

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The impact of Sustainable Development in a Political, Legal and Moral Context Introduction Lilian Nyamwaro The concept of Sustainable Development has risen gradually over the last forty years. There has been a growing concern over the negative impact of human activity on the environment. The deteriorating condition of the environment has lead to a widespread […]

The Palestinian Right To Education

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The Palestinian Right To Education Dr Faysal Mikdadi A great deal is said and written about each person’s right to education. It would appear rather odd to be talking about “a Palestinian” right to education as if the Palestinian student were a special case. By virtue of living under an occupation in the Palestinian Territories, […]