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16.03.2016

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases… »

16.03.2016

Russia to withdraw from Syria: The beginning of the end?

Russia to withdraw from Syria: The beginning of the end?

Russia to withdraw from Syria: The beginning of the end? By Dr. Farhang Jahanpour Oxford University & TFF Board member On Monday 14 March, in a surprise move and without any warning to Western leaders, President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the “main part”… »

15.03.2016

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

When the leaders of 28 European states enjoy again this week their exclusive flights, luxurious suites and official limousines, to meet for a new summit in Brussels to adopt a final decision on their proposed plan of using refugees as bargaining chips, 20,000 Syrians will most probably be still starving… »

14.03.2016

The US v. India’s solar panels: a preview of TTP, TTIP, CETA, TISA, etc.

The US v. India’s solar panels: a preview of TTP, TTIP, CETA, TISA,  etc.

The United States has blocked India’s efforts to boost local production of solar cells and solar modules, which would have brought energy to millions of people in dire need of it, by denouncing it to the World Trade Organisation claiming that giving priority to local production violated WTO rules. India… »

11.03.2016

The Financial system is a larger threat than terrorism

The Financial system is a larger threat than terrorism

by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS for Counterpunch In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive “war on terror.” Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign “threats,” such… »

09.03.2016

Day Three: What Is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

Day Three: What Is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

By Rick Wayman The United Kingdom presented oral arguments at the opening session of the Marshall Islands vs. United Kingdom case today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Marshall Islands filed an application against the UK – and separately against each of the other eight nuclear-armed nations –… »

05.03.2016

Denmark to attack in Syria – too

Denmark to attack in  Syria – too

On March 4, 2016 a large majority of Danish political parties agreed to send F16s and special forces to Syria. The decision is likely to soon be confirmed by the Danish parliament. It’s important that intellectuals criticise the policies of their native country and not only and politically correctly criticise… »

01.03.2016

Argentina thrown to the vultures

Argentina thrown to the vultures

In June 2015 the Jubilee Debt Campaign explained: ‘Argentina’s economy is being held to ransom by a small handful of very wealthy speculators – so-called ‘vulture funds’. ‘A New York court has awarded two US vulture funds a $1.3 billion payout on debts bought up after Argentina’s debt crisis… »

26.02.2016

An Open Letter to the people of West Papua

An Open Letter to the people of West Papua

This Open Letter to the People of West Papua is by both James Burrowes & Robert J. Burrowes, father and son:  Hollandia party – West Papuan and Australian coastwatchers in WWII   Coastwatcher Sgt-Mjr. Simogun BEM LSM in WWII From James: I have been very impressed with the information gleaned… »

23.02.2016

Varoufakis in London joins Compass panel

Varoufakis in London joins Compass panel

What is the future of Europe? In a panel conference organised by Compass (Think tank created in 2003 to discuss the left wing agenda) at the LSE (London School of Economics) Yanis Varoufakis, Academic, economist and former Syriza Finance Minister (Greece) participated with Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, Zoe… »

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