Baher Kamal: Forget About All This Humanitarian Blah Blah (And Buy More Weapons)

Baher Kamal: Forget About All This Humanitarian Blah Blah (And Buy More Weapons)

The estimated cost of the humanitarian response going into 2023 is US$ 51.5 billion, a 25% increase compared to the beginning of 2022. That is less than one-tenth of the total sales of weapons which reached 592 billion US dollars just in one year: 2021. Baher Kamal January 30, 2023 MADRID, Dec 22, 2022 (IPS) […]

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Illustration: Craig Stephens Li Xing 19 January 2023 – The West likes to argue that market capitalism and political liberalism go hand in hand; in reality, the former has proved far more powerful than the latter – Having made countries around the world economically interdependent, the West should not expect them to jeopardise their global […]

Baher Kamal: Go and Tell the Hungry that Their Food Is Being Thrown in the Garbage

Baher Kamal: Go and Tell the Hungry that Their Food Is Being Thrown in the Garbage

Controlling the loss and waste of food is a crucial factor in reaching the goal of eradicating hunger in the world. Credit: FAO October 17, 2022 Baher Kamal MADRID, Sep 28 2022 (IPS)* – These are facts, not guesses: about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted and lost … every single year, the equivalent of […]

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Photo: GT Martin Jacques April 16, 2022 The overwhelming assumption in the West is that the world, with a few exceptions, is strongly opposed to Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. The West itself, including the great majority of Europe, seems to be of one voice in its condemnation. But worldwide the picture is rather more […]

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

March 2, 2022 No, these three themes are not directly related to each other, except that they were suggested to me by Michelle Rasmussen of the Schiller Institute in Denmark when she kindly invited me to participate in a longer interview. If you prefer, you may also listen to it as podcast and read it […]

Jan Oberg: A system – or “civilisation” – like this does not deserve to survive

Jan Oberg: A system – or “civilisation” – like this does not deserve to survive

Jan Oberg January 18, 2022 Please read this carefully because it is essentially important and not on the front page of all media – while Djokovic, Britney Spears, Epstein/Maxwell and the latest Netflix series you just must see all are: “UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2022 (IPS) The numbers are unbelievably staggering: the world’s 10 richest […]

Josef G. Mahoney: U.S. should have disinvited itself from its ‘Summit for Democracy’

Josef G. Mahoney: U.S. should have disinvited itself from its ‘Summit for Democracy’

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. /Getty By Josef Gregory Mahoney December 15, 2021 Editor’s note: Josef Gregory Mahoney is a professor of politics at East China Normal University in Shanghai. The article reflects the author’s opinions and not necessarily the views of CGTN. There has been an active debate among American scholars […]

Carlos Martinez: The left must resolutely oppose the US-led New Cold War on China

Carlos Martinez: The left must resolutely oppose the US-led New Cold War on China

Carlos Martinez November 16, 2021 Since the launch of Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ in 2012, the US has prioritised China containment over all other foreign policy commitments. This includes steadily increasing its presence in the South China Sea and encouraging China’s neighbours in their various territorial claims. Obama also initiated an expansion of US military, […]

John Avery: Working for peace since 1954

John Avery: Working for peace since 1954

We at TFF are proud to present one of our most amazing Associates who – in so many different ways – has worked for peace over 67 years. His knowledge is encyclopaedic and covers so many fields that it is hard to grasp. Even at the age of 88 and with various health problems and […]

Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Brilliant cartoon from 2010… August 23, 2021 Jeffrey Sachs is professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He’s a leading intellectual on global economic affairs in general and sustainable development in particular. Here he chooses the unusual way of communicating: Instead of going into a lot of “academic” issues and […]

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