Due to rapid population growth over the last 50 years many parts of Central Africa, South Asia, and SE Asia are reaching unsustainable population densities. The wealth and affluence gap between North and South is a magnet attracting anybody who is able to travel outside their impoverished regions to seek better lives in any accessible developed...
Usually western politicians reveal the hidden truth when they leave power or when they have written their memories... The pressing agenda against their action or person is lesser, their life is less at risk, and they can finally think to their soul and talk reasonably. Remember Eisenhower about the 'military-industrial lobby' or Harry S. Truman...
Another May 25, another Africa Day, another round of back-slapping, gala dinners, empty promises made in verborrea-filled speeches, collections of meaningless clichés and words of the occasion and over fifty years on, here we go again with a "day" to celebrate the entire continent's woes and to insult its inhabitants to the core.
Wars kill human beings and destroy human habitats. But the Western warmongers flag it as a positive development for change and economic necessity. Its net result is the militarization of the societal thinking and geopolitics. Peace is not the outcome of wars and human cruelty
Rohingya Moslems - persecuted in Myanmar, forced to voyage out on the seas for their own survival and left floating on the currents for months, starving to death as neighboring countries refuse to accept them...now mass graves are discovered in Thailand and Malaysia.
A few days ago President Obama honored our Portland (Oregon) area with a visit to promote the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP) agreement; which for all intents and purposes is but another addition to the gallery of NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR ugly siblings. Perhaps an even uglier sibling in this period of expanding economic inequality!
As Moscow was celebrating Victory Day over Nazism on May 9, we witnessed a fight in the city of Kumanovo in which the Macedonian police were protagonist. The state of Macedonia, on the other hand, suffers from everything that other neighbouring countries suffer too
Another story that is being overlooked, another time the international community prefers to turn the other way and look forward to summer holiday bookings, the six-ess silly season, the sun, sand, sea and sex package. Meanwhile in South Sudan, women and little girls are being raped and killed... by little boys wielding automatic weapons.
Tragedy in the Andaman Sea. A boat laden with refugees drifting in the ocean currents after more than one country in South-East Asia refused to accept them. Deplorable conditions, many dead or dying of illness. The food ran out provoking a fight to the death. Around one hundred were stabbed, hanged or thrown overboard. The day that Humanity died.
Politics 2015. Now as the dust settles on the British election, in a year in which there are no less than forty-seven Legislative, Presidential or Federal elections across the world and the big one next year in the USA, to what extent can we draw parallels and predict the outcome of the democratic act by analyzing global political trends?
Almost everybody hated or despised Bush Jr., even in America. This is why Bush Number Two was less perilous for global peace and world order than Obama whom we worship. But Obama was re-elected because he allegedly killed Osama (what a paronomasia!), Bush's old Nemesis. And messiah Obama behaved just like another bushman
It is reported that the United States Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry handed President Putin a list of quotes in the Russian media which were hostile to the position defended by Washington in international affairs, yet another clear display of pig-faced insolence from one who is supposed to be his country's leading diplomat.
Let us call him Jonathan, a young man, twenty-seven years of age, a son, a father, a brother, a husband, a friend whose destiny was to lie under a grave somewhere in Southern Europe marked Nr. 247 May 2015 Mediterranean Sea. Let us call him a victim, not an immigrant. Let us not allow the mantle of anonymity to cloak Jonathan's story forever.