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Global Growth – Still Made in China

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Stephen S. Roach NEW HAVEN – Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest...

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Society

Migrant Labour Fuels Tensions in Mauritius

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Nasseem Ackbarally PORT LOUIS,Aug 29 2016 (IPS) – They come from Bangladesh, China, India and Madagascar, mainly...

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Politics

Rousseff Warns of Threat to Brazil’s Democracy as “Coup” Nears End

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016

Originally published on Common Dreams. by Andrea Germanos “I did not commit the crimes that I am unjustly accused of,” she said in her 30-minute address to the senate,...

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Geopolitics

Merkel Criticizes Countries That Won’t Take In Muslim Refugees

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress By Justin Salhani German Chancellor Angela Merkel lambasted nations that refuse to accept refugees who are Muslim, one year to the day after...

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Migrant Labour Fuels Tensions in Mauritius

Migrant Labour Fuels Tensions in Mauritius

Aug 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Nasseem Ackbarally PORT LOUIS,Aug 29 2016 (IPS) – They come from Bangladesh, China, India and Madagascar, mainly to run the machines in the textile industry here. But they do all kinds of other jobs too, from masons to bakers, house cleaners and gardeners. For the eight consecutive year in 2016,...

Rousseff Warns of Threat to Brazil’s Democracy as “Coup” Nears End

Rousseff Warns of Threat to Brazil’s Democracy as “Coup” Nears End

Aug 29, 2016

Originally published on Common Dreams. by Andrea Germanos “I did not commit the crimes that I am unjustly accused of,” she said in her 30-minute address to the senate, adding, “I’m afraid that democracy will be damned with me.” “I can’t help but taste the bitterness of injustice,” the 68-year-old told senators....

Merkel Criticizes Countries That Won’t Take In Muslim Refugees

Merkel Criticizes Countries That Won’t Take In Muslim Refugees

Aug 29, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress By Justin Salhani German Chancellor Angela Merkel lambasted nations that refuse to accept refugees who are Muslim, one year to the day after she opened her country’s borders to what would become over 1 million migrants and refugees. “What I continue to think is wrong is that some say, ‘We generally do not want Muslims in...

The New ‘Two-State Solution’ That Would Colonize Palestine

The New ‘Two-State Solution’ That Would Colonize Palestine

Aug 29, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. A ludicrous blueprint for permanent foreign military domination. By Nafeez Ahmed / AlterNet A powerful pro-Israel policy group with ties to the Obama administration and the Israeli military intelligence establishment is promoting plans for a “two state solution” that would subordinate Palestinians to...

Europe’s Last Chance

Europe’s Last Chance

Aug 29, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – Most of Europe’s history has been marked by conflict. The American historian Robert Kagan wrote in 2003 that “Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus”; but Europe was for centuries home to the Roman god of war, not the goddess of love. Venus found a home in Europe only after World War...

Global Growth – Still Made in China

Global Growth – Still Made in China

Aug 29, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Stephen S. Roach NEW HAVEN – Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth. For a global economy limping along at stall speed – and most likely unable to withstand a significant shock without toppling into renewed recession – that...

Can the Middle East Make Economic and Social Progress?

Can the Middle East Make Economic and Social Progress?

Aug 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS     By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Vladimir Popov is Principal Researcher, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (www.nes.ru/~vpopov) and was a Senior Economics Officer in the United Nations Secretariat. Jomo Kwame Sundaram was UN Assistant Secretary...

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

Aug 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jaya Ramachdandran BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants on September 19 in New York would launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’. The...

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

Aug 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jeffrey Moyo MWENEZI, Zimbabwe (IDN) – Deep in Vesera village in Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, 34-year-old Albert Chindiro emerges from his pole and dagga thatched hut holding a medium size solar panel which he positions on the roof to recharge solar batteries for...

Why Can’t Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?

Why Can’t Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?

Aug 28, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. By Jim Hightower / AlterNet Meet “Take On Wall Street,” a grassroots movement preventing America’s plunge into plutocracy. Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks—why don’t we “Take On Wall Street”?...

Colombia’s Gift to the World

Colombia’s Gift to the World

Aug 28, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Shlomo Ben-Ami MADRID – After four long years of talks in Havana, Cuba, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has negotiated an end to successive governments’ armed conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the most resilient insurgent group in Latin America. Colombia’s civil war, which lasted for six...

Mexico, a Democracy Where People Disappear at the Hands of the State

Mexico, a Democracy Where People Disappear at the Hands of the State

Aug 27, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   This article is part of IPS coverage of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, celebrated Aug. 30 By Daniela Pastrana MEXICO CITY, Aug 26 2016 (IPS) – “Go and tell my dad that they’re holding me here,” Maximiliano Gordillo Martínez told his travelling companion on May 7 at...