Issue No. 257/258 (Jan/Feb 2012)
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Talks Not War
objective nor conclusive
How credible is the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency
last November on Iran’s nuclear programme?
By Praful Bidwai
Iran: Warmongering in the Middle East
Regional and global security needs a bottom-up, people-oriented
approach that emphasises the imperatives of human security.
By Richard Falk
itch for a war on Iran
Iranians feel that the West's war against Iran has already begun.
elite opposition to military option against Iran
There appears to be growing unease even within the US political
establishment about a war against Iran.
By Jim Lobe
hypes Israeli attack on Iran
The Western media has been playing a significant role in providing
credibility to those making out a case for an Israeli attack on Iran.
media informs us - about American idols
The 'free press' has failed to play its proper role in checking
the abuse of power in decision-making on key issues of war and peace
by ensuring transparency.
By Saul Landau
HEALTH & SAFETY
under siege from private sector
There is growing public concern about the World Health Organisation's
linkages with the corporate world.
dysfunctional food systems
A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has
drawn attention to the need to reshape the current food systems to meet
the twin challenges of global hunger and malnutrition.
Malnutrition is a silent killer and causes the death of some 300
children every hour, warns a new report by Save the Children.
million jobs needed to spur growth over next decade
The International Labour Organisation says the world must rise to
the urgent challenge of creating 600 million jobs over the next decade
in order to generate sustainable growth.
By Kanaga Raja
on a dung heap
Widespread economic discontent among the lower-income groups has
accompanied the post-Soviet transformation.
Yushkov and Vassily Moseyev
From Malouines to Falklands
There is more than plain hypocrisy involved in the British Premier's
recent charge of 'colonialism' against Argentina for laying claim to
the Falkland Islands.
on the brink
Although the Egyptian people have managed to topple the regime of
Hosni Mubarak, remnants of the old order in Egypt continue to exert
a decisive influence through their control of key institutions.
By Ayman El-Amir
need to retool Liberia's relationship with the US
After so many betrayals, it is time for a rethink of Liberia’s relationship
with the US.
By Robtel Neajai Pailey
The politics of the super rich have now become American politics.
behind the lines
The welcome release of political prisoners in Myanmar should also
be an occasion to acknowledge the stoicism and heroism of their families
during their long years of incarceration.
A Washington-abetted catastrophe
Continuing human rights violations have characterised the rule of
the US-backed regime in Honduras.
By Mark Engler
In the militarised region of the Niger Delta, even small acts take
By Sokari Ekine
- reflections on 'a rich country with poor people'
There is a risk that Myanmar will be exposed to the same nefarious
set of neoliberal policies that devastated Eastern and Central Europe
after the fall of their communist regimes.
By Gabriele Köhler
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