Almost one seventh of humankind goes to bed hungry each and every night. Some families celebrate when they have a crust to share on the dinner table, others try to stave off hunger by drinking water because there is nothing to eat today. The hungry constitute more people than live in North America and the European Union. What are the causes?
Would American and British political leaders learn any lessons from their failure in the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? For over 13 years, they were not engaged to promote democracy or to protect human dignity and rights or any logical discourse against the ruthless authoritarianism. They are leading anew Crusade against the Muslim world
It took Western Europe literally centuries to leave behind such recurrent and violent themes as witches and the need to burn them alive, the Evil Eye, casting out demons, execution for differences of belief, and countless other stupidities which characterized whole societies and destroyed lives
I love America, but my country ought not grind a prison heel into those who should be in psychiatric wards. It is time for representatives to realize they do a disservice to the homeland when they recklessly antagonize petty egomaniacs who deserve more pity than prosecution
The Independent on Sunday has revealed that having decided to back George W. Bush in the illegal March 2003 invasion of Iraq come what may, in November 2002 the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, with senior advisors, consulted "six wise men" - then ignored all they had to say.
When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss france shot up
Predictably, Syriza has won the Greek parliamentary election in January 2015 with 36.39 percent of the vote and so far 149 seats in Parliament. Predictably, the people of Greece have taken a courageous step towards the Left looking for an answer to deep social problems caused by Rightist policies - austerity, cuts in public spending and social...
Greece was a good student of the IMF and the European Central Bank. But the policies implemented by the government to rationalize the Greek state budget have produced results contrary to expectations. There was no economic recovery, no development, no balanced budget. The only growth was in the number of suicides, in that of joblessness.
The UAF (Ukraine Armed Forces) might be preparing a false flag in Donbass... In the interest of preventing this from happening, as was done in the cases of Volnovakha and MH-17, this is being documented in advance!
Mr Al-Zaidi was arrested by Iraqi security forces at 6 pm, local time, on Friday 9th January near Al-Nasriyah in southern Iraq. Al-Zaidi, a respected journalist, is internationally renowned for his courageous advocacy against the sectarian cleansing in Iraq which began with the onset of the "divide and rule" policy of the US-UK invasion
On a global scale, one in five adolescents is not currently attending a school or education program, according to the joint UNO agency report released this week. Furthermore, the report demonstrates that poverty, marginalization and exclusion from education walk hand-in-hand. 2015, the world of the haves and have-nots.
Many Americans will continue to believe that having failed to tar King as a communist and womanizer, the establishment decided to remove an inconvenient rising leader by assassination. Many black Americans will continue to believe that a national holiday was the government's way of covering up its crime and blaming racism for King's murder
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, France's leadership hastened to organize a protest march in Paris. Ironically, History will record the Paris march as a satire, the parade of the enablers of Muslim terrorism.