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Naked Emperors

It’s time to ask some very basic questions, like: What are banks for? What are houses for? What’s credit for? What’s the economy for? Or, for that matter, what’s the environment for? Vanessa Baird suggests a 10-point economic detox programme.

Financial meltdown and the Age of Possibility

As the empire of international finance collapses, David Ransom finds the chance to reset the compass towards democracy, equality and the survival of our planet.

Filed in: Finance, Globalization, Politics and

Life at the margins

Bob Chaundy visits Ghana’s gold-mining region, where a new project is giving child labourers hope of a better future.

Saudi Arabia Reaps Ethiopia’s Harvest

Saudia Arabia is feeding itself at Ethiopia’s expense, reveals Adam Robert Green.

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Changing the food system is just what the doctor ordered

Wayne Roberts finds it unsettling that an authoritative and transformative report on cancer released in February 2009 has to hearken back to the horse and buggy days of a century ago by calling for a return to “classic public health.”

The end of an era

With the US economy on life support, Asian countries have lost their major export market. Walden Bello wonders if domestic markets can take up the slack.

Filed in: Economics and Globalization

Israel's eternal impunity

To justify itself, state terrorism creates terrorists: it sows hatred and harvests alibis, writes Eduardo Galeano.

Victory, impunity and terror

Rahnuma Ahmed gives a cautious welcome to the result of the Bangladeshi election that brought an end to a two-year ‘state of emergency’.

Why the Gaza war is a crime against the State of Israel

Uri Avnery considers the role of propaganda in the war on Gaza. The battle for the TV screen is one of the decisive battles of the war.

Dear Barack Obama

Uri Avnery tells the US President Elect that he needs to act from Day One for Israeli-Arab peace - and suggests what needs to be done.

Route 42 to Dystopia

Anna Chen reckons we’re all being driven towards a dystopian future, and that the next stop could be terminal…

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