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Posts Tagged / Selectivity, Misuse and Abuse

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Don’t Just Do Something!

[...]Menon writes, “Much of the world fears and suspects that the effort to legitimate humanitarian intervention by means of supposedly universal norms is designed to camouflage the pursuit of power by the powerful.” Unfortunately, as Menon explains, the hypocrisy around humanitarianism has perhaps even more dire consequences when interventions are actually launched. Because people are [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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South America

Entre el engaño y la ética

Politics Entre el engaño y la ética El Comercio 556 words 25 September 2013 El Comercio COMCIP Spanish Copyright 2013 NoticiasFinancieras. All Rights Reserved. Por Harry Belevan. Escritor El dilema que la comunidad internacional enfrenta estos días en Siria está entre quienes ansían ver los tentáculos del imperialismo occidental detrás de algún castigo proporcional al [...]

  • Jul 25 / 2016
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Europe

Tiempos de crispación y antagonismo

Opinión Tiempos de crispación y antagonismo POR JUAN GABRIEL TOKATLIAN 1345 words 5 August 2014 El País – Nacional PAISN CT (Cataluña) 29 Spanish (c) Copyright DIARIO EL PAIS, S.L. http://www.elpais.es. Si hasta los noventa la globalización se percibía como sinónimo de prosperidad, por muchos de sus logros y promesas, en el siglo XXI está [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe

The New Normal: Cold War 2.0

The NATO emblem is seen before a defence ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 22, 2013 From judicial-financial-political-media enabled “soft” coups – as in Brazil - to support for “moderate” jihadis, multiple stages of Hybrid War now cross-pollinate and generate a vortex of new mutant viruses. Hybrid War, a Beltway concept, has even [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Denmark in the Middle East

It may be assumed that Denmark’s military involvement in Syria will be according to American considerations. More than 60 countries – including Denmark – joined the Western coalition against Islamic State (ISIS). In August 2015 the Danish parliament approved military assistance using 130J transport planes. It also recently approved the participation of Danish F-16s in an air-strikes [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Dave Morton: Hillary unworthy to be first female president

Ms. Jenny Willford’s puff letter for recruiting women into Democratic Party politics (“Historic year for women,” Daily Camera Open Forum, May 12) — and tangentially a Hillary promo — left a few things unsaid that should be said. Cynthia McKinney, formerly a six-term U.S. congressperson from Georgia, ran for president on the Green Party ticket [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe

When people smugglers were seen as heroes, and we welcomed the dispossessed

The implications of the term “smuggler” have taken a 180 degree turn in the 21st century – it has been reframed in the ubiquitous economic language of neoliberalism On 25 September, 1940, the German philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin committed suicide on the Franco-Spanish border. After torturously crossing the Pyrenees on foot, led by a [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

The Demise of African Unity? [analysis]

May 25, 2016 (South African Institute of International Affairs/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — ‘I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.’- Nelson Mandela People of Africa have shared interests and should be united around common goals. This is [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

African Union must continue working for settlement of conflict in Libya

ALGIERS- Former minister of Foreign Affairs Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday, in Algiers, that the African Union must continue working for the settlement of the conflict in Libya. The African Union has been heard on the regional and international levels in terms of international justice and must continue doing so by working, notably, in the settlement of the conflict in [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

OPINION Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of [...]