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Economy

‘Human Suffering Has Reached Staggering Levels’

Posted by on May 17, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Baher Kamal Stephen O’Brian during a visit to Yemen, Faj Attan neighbourhood of Sana’a. Credit: OCHA /Philippe...

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Society

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Posted by on May 14, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Robert J. Burrowers The author has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done...

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Politics

Economic Failings Lead to Impeachment of Another Economist in Brazil

Posted by on May 12, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mario Osava “I never thought I’d have to fight against a coup d’etat in Brazil again,” said Dilma Rousseff after she...

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Geopolitics

Noam Chomsky, The Challenges of 2016

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Originally Posted by Noam Chomsky at 5:04pm, May 8, 2016. [Note to TomDispatch Readers: The remarkable Noam Chomsky has a new book...

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Recent Posts

Industrial-Level Aid Logistics in Colombia’s Decades-Long Humanitarian Disaster

Industrial-Level Aid Logistics in Colombia’s Decades-Long Humanitarian Disaster

May 17, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Costanza Vieira Social actors and government representatives sign a social and political pact for reparations and peace in Colombia on Apr. 11, the National Day of Remembrance and Solidarity with the Victims of the Conflict. Credit: UARIV BOGOTA, May 16 2016 (IPS) – “If you’re going to talk...

‘Human Suffering Has Reached Staggering Levels’

‘Human Suffering Has Reached Staggering Levels’

May 17, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Baher Kamal Stephen O’Brian during a visit to Yemen, Faj Attan neighbourhood of Sana’a. Credit: OCHA /Philippe Kropf ROME, May 17 2016 (IPS) – “Human suffering from the impacts of armed conflicts and disasters has reached staggering levels.” With these one dozen or few words, the United...

Peter Van Buren, The Snapchat Version of American Victory

Peter Van Buren, The Snapchat Version of American Victory

May 16, 2016

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Posted by Peter Van Buren at 5:00pm, May 15, 2016. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. On February 15, 2003, an almost unimaginable 13-plus years ago, I took part in a court-banned antiwar march in New York City.  The police, it turned out, couldn’t stop us (though they could, in various ways, pen us...

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

May 14, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Robert J. Burrowers The author has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?‘ Panama City...

Europe and the spectre of democracy: Michel Feher interviews Yanis Varoufakis

Europe and the spectre of democracy: Michel Feher interviews Yanis Varoufakis

May 13, 2016

This article appeared on openDemocracy Yanis Varoufakis and Michel Feher 13 May 2016 “Our transnational movement to bring together Europeans has to be energized from the cities to adopt the methods, the narrative, the esprit and the élan of these movements in order to create a potential for reconstituting the dynamics of European progressive...

Economic Failings Lead to Impeachment of Another Economist in Brazil

Economic Failings Lead to Impeachment of Another Economist in Brazil

May 12, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mario Osava “I never thought I’d have to fight against a coup d’etat in Brazil again,” said Dilma Rousseff after she was suspended as president on Thursday May 12, before embracing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva outside the government palace. Credit: Ricardo Stuckert/Lula Institute RIO DE...

Youth Unemployment in the Era of the New Knowledge Economy

Youth Unemployment in the Era of the New Knowledge Economy

May 12, 2016

By  Mohamad Abou Hamia May 12, 2016 In the early 1800’s, the countries that failed to realize the beginning of the new industrial era were the ones that failed to secure decent jobs, especially for their youth, and decent standards of living for their people in the long-run. These countries have continued to invest in hand production rather than machines,...