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Inequality: the nexus of wealth and debt

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016

If we are to create a more equal world, and reduce the risk of financial meltdown, we need to cure ourselves not only of our love of debt, but of our love of wealth. By Frances...

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Society

El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Lyndal Rowlands Residents of La Hacienda, in the central department of La Paz in El Salvador, are holding pictures of...

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Politics

The 5 star movement and the left

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

The relationship between the Five Star Movement and the left is a complicated one. What is the potential and what are the limits of M5S to bring forward a progressive agenda? This...

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Geopolitics

Behind Turkey’s Failed Coup and its Puzzling Aftermath

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Jacques N. Couvas ANKARA (IDN) – The fourth and latest military coup in the history of the Turkish...

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Inequality: the nexus of wealth and debt

Inequality: the nexus of wealth and debt

Jul 24, 2016

If we are to create a more equal world, and reduce the risk of financial meltdown, we need to cure ourselves not only of our love of debt, but of our love of wealth. By Frances Coppola This article first appeared on openDemocracy Debt. We love debt. Money is created by issuing debt. Our monetary system is debt-based. And because we measure economic growth in...

New Report Shows Way Out of Persistent Conflict in Africa

New Report Shows Way Out of Persistent Conflict in Africa

Jul 24, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Devendra Kamarajan ADDIS ABABA (IDN) – For quite some time, Africa has been hosting at least three-quarters of the UN Peacekeepers worldwide which South African President Theo Mbeki and Algerian UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi bemoan as “a sad fact”. In preface to the landmark...

Does Hillary Get It?

Does Hillary Get It?

Jul 24, 2016

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org PHOTO: NEW YORK CITY – MARCH 2 2016: Hillary Clinton affirmed her status as front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominations with a speech at Jacob Javits Center   Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the...

El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals

El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals

Jul 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Lyndal Rowlands Residents of La Hacienda, in the central department of La Paz in El Salvador, are holding pictures of the four American nuns murdered in 1980 by members of the National Guard, as they attend the commemorations held to mark 35 years of the crime, in December 2015, at the site where it...

The 5 star movement and the left

The 5 star movement and the left

Jul 22, 2016

The relationship between the Five Star Movement and the left is a complicated one. What is the potential and what are the limits of M5S to bring forward a progressive agenda? This article first appeared on openDemocracy By Tommaso Segantini Imola, Italy – October 17, 2015: Alessandro Di Battista interview during ITALIA 5 STELLE event in Imola. A political...

Behind Turkey’s Failed Coup and its Puzzling Aftermath

Behind Turkey’s Failed Coup and its Puzzling Aftermath

Jul 22, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Jacques N. Couvas ANKARA (IDN) – The fourth and latest military coup in the history of the Turkish Republic ended at 8:02 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, less than 24 hours after it had begun. It was bloody. And it failed. Hardly a week later, the state of emergency has been declared,...

There is No Honour in Killing

There is No Honour in Killing

Jul 22, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Rose Delaney ROME, Jul 22 2016 (IPS) – “Honour” is a paradoxical word. Initially, it draws to mind characteristics of integrity and dignity combined with an all-knowing air of greatness. However, tradition has conditioned many men into the association of being “honourable” with an assertion of...

 Protesters in Cleveland Bring the Wall to Donald Trump

 Protesters in Cleveland Bring the Wall to Donald Trump

Jul 21, 2016

“He’s been calling for a wall…and we’re bringing it.” By Julianne Hing Republished with permission from The Nation Read the article in its original form on The Nation Cleveland—At the Republican National Convention, nighttime is for speeches, and daytime is for protest. On Wednesday, the day’s marquee protest was #WallOffTrump, an action organized by the Latino...

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Jul 20, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected natural areas such as the...