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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:35:28 +0000

This section of the site includes articles through the year 2015. You can read the latest articles from 2016 and beyond by visiting our new homepage. To get to the new homepage, just click on the logo button on the left of this post or on the link below. For the latest articles visit our […]

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World’s Nuclear Facilities Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:10:30 +0000

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS News Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1A7 (IPS) – As hackers continue to rampage through closely-guarded information systems and databases with monotonous regularity, there is a tempting new target for cyber-attacks: the world’s nuclear facilities. A warning has already been sounded by the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

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Did Argentina Default or Not? It’s More Than Semantics

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:17:54 +0000

Argentine President Cristina Fernández addressing supporters in a courtyard in the government palace on Jul. 31, after giving a speech to the nation to explain the country’s debt payment situation. Credit: Casa Rosada Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Analysis by Fabiana Frayssinet BUENOS AIRES, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) – Argentina’s supposed “default”, an […]

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Fast Food Workers’ Movement: Union 2.0

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:29:13 +0000

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What really happened to Egypt’s revolution – Washington Post

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:28:34 +0000

See on Scoop.it – Global History and Society What really happened to Egypt’s revolutionWashington Post25, 2011, revolution — that it was sparked by the youth and “stolen” by the Muslim Brotherhood — is infuriating. See on www.washingtonpost.com

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CEOs at Big U.S. Companies Paid 331 Times Average Worker

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:19:39 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Fast food workers protest for higher wages in New York City, July 2013. Credit: Annette Bernhardt/cc by 2.0 Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Apr 16 (IPS) – In new data certain to fuel the growing public debate over economic inequality, a survey released Tuesday by the biggest U.S. trade-union federation […]

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Uzbekistan’s Dying Aral Sea Resurrected as Tourist Attraction

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:13:21 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Rusting and stranded, ships that once operated on the Aral Sea now attract adventure tourists. Credit: Adriane Lochner/EurasiaNet Adriane Lochner BISHKEK, Apr 15 (IPS) – “I’m going for a swim,” says Pelle Bendz, a 52-year-old Swede, as he rummages in the jeep for his bathing trunks. The other […]

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Agriculture Needs a ‘New Revolution’

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:07:54 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Judith Mwikali Musau has successfully introduced the use of grafted plants for crop and fruit harvesting. IFAD says it is clear that a new revolution in agriculture is needed to transform the sector. Credit:Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Silvia Giannelli , Apr 16 () – The Millennium Development Goals deadline of […]

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Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami”

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:52 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS The Beni river, a tributary of the Madeira river, when it overflowed its banks in 2011 upstream of Cachuela Esperanza, where the Bolivian government is planning the construction of a hydropower dam. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 16 (IPS) – Deforestation, especially in the […]

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Sticky: Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:32 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS The bleak landscape left behind on La Cruz hill, one of the hardest-hit by the blaze that started on Saturday Apr. 12 in the Chilean city of Valparaíso. Credit: Pablo Unzueta/IPS Stephanie Wildes Apr 15 (IPS) – The blaze that tore through the Chilean port city of Valparaíso […]

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Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:09 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS At the perimetre of Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. Credit: Jason E. Kaplan/IPS Michelle Tolson YAKAMA NATION, Washington State, U.S., Apr 14 (IPS) – The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste […]

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Is Puerto Rico Going the Way of Greece and Detroit?

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:28:04 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Electric utility workers of the UTIER labour union protest for safer workplace conditions. UTIER spearheads the fight against privatisation and against the Puerto Rico government’s unpopular emergency economic measures. Courtesy of Photo Jam Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero SAN JUAN, Apr 15 (IPS) – Puerto Rican society has been shaken to […]

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Free Trade Is Not So Free After All

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:45:12 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IDN By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BARCELONA (IDN) – International negotiations on so-called “free trade agreements” have always had something surreptitious about them. In the late 1990s, the industrialised countries represented at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) wanted to pass a “multilateral agreement on investment” […]

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Russians Back Crimea Action, They’d Better

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:30:49 +0000

A post on the Russia-Ukraine border. Demarcation of the border is often flimsy. Credit: Susan Astray/CC2.0 Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Pavol Stracansky MOSCOW, Mar 06 (IPS) – Elena Smolenskaya doesn’t hesitate a second when asked what she thinks about the Russian military intervention in Crimea. The 23-year-old Moscow student is convinced that […]

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New Economic Crisis Engulfing Developing Countries

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:12:12 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Martin Khor GENEVA, Mar 06 (IPS) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight.The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to the American and […]

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Indoor Mini-Farms to Beat Climate Change

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:15:58 +0000

Ancel Bhagwandeen with his hydroponic unit for growing vegetables indoors. The unit makes use of smart electronics. Credit: Jewel Fraser/IPS Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Jewel Fraser PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 27 (IPS) – Industrial engineer Ancel Bhagwandeen thinks that growing your food indoors is a great way to protect crops from […]

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Rights Trampled in Venezuelan Protests

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:59:00 +0000

Relatives and students march with a banner naming people killed in the protests, in a mass opposition demonstration in Caracas on Saturday Feb. 22. Credit: Estrella Gutiérrez/IPS Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Humberto Marquez CARACAS, Feb 27 (IPS) – Fifteen dead, dozens injured, some 500 arrested and denunciations of torture, illegal repression by […]

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The Decline of the Middle Class

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:53:25 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Roberto Savio SAN SALVADOR, Bahamas, Feb 27 (IPS) – It is now generally accepted that the North-South divide created at the end of the colonial era and the coalition of New Countries against the powerful North of the world ended with the arrival of globalisation. There are now […]

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How Junior Companies Survive in the Exploration Wild: Interview with Blackbird

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:40:56 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy By. James Stafford of Oilprice.com Only the fittest can survive in today’s market for junior oil and gas companies, which must demonstrate a great deal of ingenuity in the balancing of risk and reward. Nothing but the most exceptional oil and gas projects will win capital, and, in the words […]

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Somalia’s Sullied Security

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:33:33 +0000

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy By Abukar Arman “We cannot have our right hand tied in our back and be asked to defend ourselves with our crippled left hand.” – Abdirahman Sheikh Issa The recent al-Shabaab attack at the heart of the government’s compound, Villa Somalia, marks a turning point; both in terms of the […]

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