Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All

This web site has numerous articles categorized into various issues. Some articles can of course be in more than one issue as many are inter-related:

Structural Adjustmenta Major Cause of Poverty

Today, around 21,000 children died around the world

Solving World Hunger Means Solving World Poverty

Aida lever to impose Structural Adjustment on Third World

U.S. contributes directly to armed conflicts around the world

Even most development assistance fails the poor and hungry

Notes and sources for Myth: More US aid will help the hungry

World hunger related links for more information

The Heavily In-debt Poor Countries Initiative is Not Working

Debt and the Global Economic Crisis of 1997/98/99

A silent war; The devastating impact of debt on the poor

New report reveals third world debt package failings

Reality Check: the need for deeper debt cancellation

WTO Doha Development Trade Round Collapse, 2006

WTO July 2004 Package of Framework Agreements

Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research

Tax Avoidance and Tax Havens; Undermining Democracy

Consumption and Consumerism Links and Resources

Non-governmental Organizations on Development Issues

Official global foreign aid shortfall: $5 trillion

$40 Billion Debt Write-off is Not a Historic Breakthrough

Mainstream Media Portrayal of G8 Summit and Buildup

Brain Drain of Workers from Poor to Rich Countries

Small Armsthey cause 90% of civilian casualties

Militarization and Weaponization of Outer Space

United States and the International Criminal Court

Signing Up to the International Criminal Court by December 2002

Establishing the International Criminal Court in 1998

International Criminal Court: The Pinochet Case

Middle East: A 1300 Year Struggle for Control of Resources

Notes and sources for Middle East: A 1300 Year Struggle for Control of Resources

Control of Resources; Supporting Dictators, Rise of Terrorism

Iraq2003 onwards; War, Aftermath and Post-Saddam

Iraq – WikiLeaks – More Damaging Revelations for the US

Iraq War Media Reporting, Journalism and Propaganda

Iraq: Lack of Security and Deteriorating Conditions

Iraq Weapons Inspections and Double Standards

Iraq Was Being Bombed During 12 Years of Sanctions

Oslo Dead? Violence and Palestinian Uprising in 2000

Criticisms of Arafat and Palestinian leadership

Sabra and Shatila massacreswhy do we ignore them?

What laws were broken by invading Afghanistan?

47 Questions and Answers on the War in Afghanistan

Questions and Answers on September 11 And Its Aftermath

Americans must now feel what the rest of us have known

100 years later: Satyagraha, Gandhis Non-violent Resistance Movement, September 11, 1906

War on Terror Mainstream Media and Propaganda

Attempts to influence flow of news in Middle East

Bush team enlists Madison Avenue in war on terror

Muslim-as-Apple-Pie Videos Are Greeted With Skepticism

The Statistical Invisibility of Islamist Terrorism in Europe

Why I Opposed the Resolution to Authorize Force

Killing Them Softly: Starvation and Dollar Bills For Afghan Kids

Mr. Bush is abusing both the UN and international law

World Opinion Opposes the Attack on Afghanistan

Buying Trouble: Your Grocery List Could Spark a Terror Probe

Iranian Agent Warned U.S. of Impending al-Qaida Attack

War Rules and Law Enforcement Rules in Terror War

Guantanamo: Maybe None of Them Are Terrorists

Blix Says Iraq War May Have Worsened Terror Threat

War on Terror: Crackdown on Civil Rights; War on Freedom

Muted Response to Ashcrofts Sneak Attack on Liberties

Our Designated Killers, Where Is the Outrage?

Our voices are lost in the tide of intolerance sweeping America

Broad Domestic Role Asked for C.I.A. and the Pentagon

Amnesty International: No Shortcut to Genuine Security

Asian Security Talks Risk Giving Green Light to Repression

Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sams Enemies Within

US Anti-war Activists Hit by Secret Airport Ban

Congress Defunds Controversial Total Information Program

Federal Judge Rules Part of Patriot Act Unconstitutional

Executive Power after 9-11 in the United States

Republicans See Signs That Pentagon Is Evading Oversight

Judge Rules NSA Warrantless Spy Program Unconstitutional

Pentagon is keeping secret tabs on peaceful protest activities

Is Princeton Professor and Retired Marine on Government No-Fly List for Criticizing the White House?

US Military Commissions Act 2006Unchecked Powers?

A Total Rollback Of Everything US Has Stood For: Sen. Patrick Leahy

Bush Offers Himself Amnesty for Human Rights Crimes

US Military Commissions Act 2006Turning Bad Policy Into Bad Law

US War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution

Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the War on Terror

Bush Administration seeks silence on CIA prisons

9/11 Commission says US agencies slow its inquiry

9/11 Commission Could Subpoena Oval Office Files

Where Was the Air Force? The Real Question on 9-11

Toothless Commission: Holes in the Investigation

The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth MovementU.S. Medias Dirty Little Secret

Questions Persist Despite 9/11 Investigations

An Excuse-Spouting Bush Is Busted by 9/11 Report

Reaching the Parts Other Empires Could not Reach

Blairs Britain Wants a Return to Age of Empire

Sweeping Military Aid Under the Anti-Terrorism Rug

New World Disorder: Arms Dealers Profit from War on Terror

U.S. military in Europe: The Pentagons Eastern obsession

Harold PinterNobel Lecture: Art, Truth & Politics

War On Terrorism Leaves South Asia in Turmoil

Gates Dealing with Blowback from His CIA Policies

Challenging Ignorance on Islam: a Ten-Point Primer

Anatomy of a Victory: CIAs Covert Afghan War

U.N. Terrorism Talks Favour Cooperation Over Retaliation

Backyard Terrorism; U.S. training terrorists for years

Could the Taleban Have Helped the US Against al-Qaida?

Bush & the Media Cover up the Jihad Schoolbook Scandal

Spain: As Many as 12 Million Say No to Terrorism

Suspicious behaviour on the tube (London Underground)

Former British Ambassador on Alleged UK Terror Plot

US Spy Agencies: Iraq War Worsens Terror Threat

Mumbai: 9 is not 11 (and November is not September)

Full List of Articles in War On Terror section

Military Expansion Serving Economic Objectives

The Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive Strikes; A Global Pax Americana

The Clinton Doctrine of Humanitarian Interventions

Did NATO really act out of Humanitarian Concerns?

Bombing has been opposite to the stated goals

Burma (officially known as Myanmar) and Human Rights

A Chronology of the Global Human Rights Struggle

Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership

Large, Corporate-Owned Media are Free Trade Proponents

Some Examples of Corporate Influence in the Media

Climate Change and Global Warming Introduction

Reactions to Climate Change Negotiations and Action

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction

Poverty and population growth: lessons from our own past

Notes and sources for Myth: Too Many Mouths to Feed

Links for More Information on Feeding the World

Stress on the environment, society and resources?

Other Issues Affect and Get Affected by Population

Effects of Over-Consumption and Increasing Populations

Genetically Engineered Food Links for more Information

Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups. Paul Krugman