The failure of foreign policy pursued for two decades by London and Washington results in the sad reality that the citizens of these two countries dare not step off an aircraft in a growing number of countries, while at home, the advice today is "Run, Hide and Tell" in the increasing probability of a terrorist act. Where lies the responsibility?
This Monday, November 24, the spark ignited by a 12-person grand jury's decision in a Missourian community where black people predominate (67 percent in 2010 census) will have most white Americans confounded why blacks behave as they do, shaking their heads in disbelief
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and this year marks the twentieth year since the Beijing Platform for Action, which launched the program for gender equality. Two decades on, the onus is on actions by men to support women, to form a global inclusive society. Are we capable of this? Then let's do it!
Such a great power as Russia has major responsibilities at this particularly difficult time in the Middle East. Those circles in the West and the USA that insist on excluding Russia for the sake of regional peace are mistaken. Rather than isolating Russia, relations need to be improved by the adoption of a compassionate and honest approach
Canada has been assimilated by its bed-partner, the USA, joining a list of three hated and isolated pariahs in the international community which voted against a UN Resolution to combat the glorification of Nazism... and practices which contribute to fuelling racism, xenophobia and intolerance. This group is composed of Canada, Ukraine and the USA.
Earlier this past summer, when he found the time and managed to tear himself away from another arduous day on the links, U.S. President Barack Obama said this about the deepening Ukraine crisis: 'All options are on the table'. Ostensibly that cryptic line was Obama's response to Crimea's unanimous vote for secession from Ukraine.
The G20 summit which just ended revealed, by its actions and omissions, a great deal about the present New World Order (NWO) of neoliberal globalization and, even more significantly, about Russia's uneven relationship with this criminal Order. Criminal, in a double sense
On November 10, 2014, at the Kaufmann Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y presented a political heavyweight, Senator McCain from Arizona, tagged along by a grinning Robert Lloyd "Bob" Schieffer, a veteran journalist and anchor for CBS news! You may wonder what a notorious Republican neocon has to do with an ultra liberal Democrat? But then if you do a...
Two point eight billion people do not eat well, or worse, do not get enough nutrients, meaning they are under-nourished; in some parts of the world, up to half the population is obese or overweight, or over-nourished. The bottom line is that the human being does not even know how to eat.
The 27th of November 2014 will mark the one year anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution for the Ukrainians, but to the world the day will mark an event where the world shifted into a new geopolitical era where competing spheres of influence and conflicting interests will become common in the framework of a multipolar world
President Vladimir Putin gave a lesson in diplomacy before he left the G20 Summit in Brisbane after he had finished his programmed schedule praising the hosts of the venue for the "favorable, friendly and businesslike" atmosphere. While some media outlets have been trying to sidetrack the real questions under discussion...let's see the real issues.
No matter what high-blown claims the politicians make each year on Remembrance Day, The Great War was essentially a fight between two branches of a single royal family over the balance of power on the continent of Europe, British foreign policy holding to a longstanding principle that no one nation should ever be permitted to dominate the continent
The issue of the relationship between freedom of speech and the Internet has become front-page news again because of two very recent events. The first was the minor demonstrations around the world--except for some bigger demonstrations in Anglo-Saxon countries-- organized by the "Anonymous" with the well-known Guy Fawkes mask