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Al Jazeera – Like all imperial powers before it, the US seeks to dominate the world in order to exploit it.

United States President Barack Obama is the most admired foreign leader in Africa because he has ancestral roots in our continent. This is partly the reason his ill-informed and stereotypical admonitions of our leaders attracted cheers from a large section of our elite class. But it is also because we African elites have internalised the ideology of our conquerors that …

The California Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our National Water Emergency By Maude Barlow

The United Nations reports that we have 15 years to avert a full-blown water crisis and that, by 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40 percent. Five hundred renowned scientists brought together by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that our collective abuse of water has caused the earth to enter a “new geologic age,” a “planetary transformation” akin …

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Libya : Lawless, Alarming, Unpredictable, Dangerous By Alexander Mezyaev

The situation in Libya is continuing to develop alarmingly. The current situation in the country is characterised by a complete lack of any signs of a state system. Libya is being devoured by civil war, disintegration, and the seizure of its territory by a huge variety of forces, most notably the Islamic State. Despite the fact that Prime Minister al-Thani …

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Israel exonerates its armed forces of war crimes By Jean Shaoul

Israel’s own investigation into last year’s murderous assault on Gaza has predictably concluded that the Israel Defence Force (IDF) had not broken Israeli or international law. No criminal charges or disciplinary action will be taken against those who led air strikes targeting civilians that attracted worldwide condemnation. The 250-page report published by Israel’s Foreign Ministry argues that Israel’s hands were …

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Grabbing Africa’s seeds: USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover

The latest salvo in the battle over Africa’s seed systems has been fired, writes Stephen Greenberg, with the Gates Foundation and USAID playing puppet-masters to Africa’s governments – now meeting in Addis Ababa – as they drive forward corporation-friendly seed regulations that exclude and marginalize the small farmers whose seeds and labour feed the continent. A battle is currently being …

Geopolitical Swelling in Ukraine

Ukraine is facing two realities today. It can turn into a functioning country, the way it was before February 22, 2014, or it can continue to be a failed nation, governed by out-of-control politicians. The main requirement for Ukraine to become a successfully functioning state requires that the country turns into a buffer zone, or as political scientists, John Mearshimer, …