A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
Pope Francis is said to be strongly in favour of the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot dead while celebrating Mass in 1980 after he had spoken out against the brutal regime in that...
The real war in our world today is not "the war on terror" but a larger, more critical struggle for the soul of our world. A monumental battle is taking place between those who want to ram through neo-liberal economic...
President Obama has had to face up to memories of the US-backed repression in Central America during a visit that coincided with the anniversary of the assassination of the legendary Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, on 24 March...
Come 18 February, Europe will have more than half the total number of cardinal electors even though Latin America, Africa and Asia account for more than two thirds of the global Catholic population. The latest position after Pope Benedict's...
I wrote this article for IPS because I was concerned that Asean was heading down the neo-liberal path. I felt there were many lessons that the people of Asean could learn from South America, where many countries have rejected...
So Wolfowitz goes without being held accountable for his criminal scheming against Iraq. After I wrote the piece below, an academic friend told me, "Although he did have to step down, it was hardly a fall -- guy walks away...
Bolivia telah meluluskan rang undang-undang yang memberi hak asasi kepada Alam Semulajadi. Sila rujuk ke rencana ini di laman Aliran: The law would give nature legal rights, specifically the rights to life and regeneration, biodiversity, water, clean air, balance, and...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway. In recent years, these two...
The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's annointed successor Nicolas Maduro has squeezed through in the country's elections with 51 per cent of the popular vote, according to reports. This allows him to continue along the track of Chavez's economic policies...

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