Armed Conflicts

NATO Summit Set to Further Militarise Europe, Expand in Africa? — Global Issues

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: NATO. by Baher Kamal (madrid) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Jun 28 (IPS) – The three-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-NATO Summit in Madrid (28,29, 30 June 2022) is expected to agree to considerably increase Europe’s military power, heavily weaponise Russia’s border, and further expand its presence in Africa, …

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says Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — Global Issues

by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Monday, June 27, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Jun 27 (IPS) – The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. According to this report, gender is emerging as a significant factor in the social, economic and health effects of Covid-19. Women have been hit much harder …

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Urgent Global Call to Save 222 Million Dreams for Children Impacted by Crises — Global Issues

Students attending class at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions. Photo credits: ECW/Daniel Beloumou by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Jun 22 (IPS) – “We speak of the 222 million dreams …

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Colombia Votes for Social Justice — Global Issues

Oliver Dalichau Opinion by Oliver Dalichau (bogota, colombia) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service BOGOTA, Colombia, Jun 22 (IPS) – On Sunday, 19 June 2022, the hopes of millions of Colombians working for a more democratic, safer, ecological, and socially just country came true. Senator Gustavo Petro, in a duo with his Afro-Colombian vice-presidential candidate, …

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War in Ukraine Triggers New International Non-Alignment Trend — Global Issues

View of the United Nations General Assembly, which on three occasions this year has censured the invasion of Russian forces in Ukraine and where many countries have expressed non-alignment with the positions taken by the contenders. CREDIT: Manuel Elias/UN by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Monday, June 20, 2022 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Jun 20 (IPS) – Numerous …

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A Young Caribbean Womans Perspective — Global Issues

Opinion by Isheba Cornwall (mona, jamaica) Friday, June 17, 2022 Inter Press Service MONA, Jamaica, Jun 17 (IPS) – On Monday June 20, there will be an informal high-level UN meeting to mark the commemoration of the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech.Hate speech is a phenomenon that can be defined as threatening speech or …

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The Return of Misogynistic Gynophobes in Afghanistan — Global Issues

Afghan women. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPS by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Friday, June 17, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Jun 17 (IPS) – Gynophobia is defined as an intense and irrational fear of women or hatred of women, it may be characterized as a form of specific phobias, which involves a fear that is …

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SWIFT Dollar Decline — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (IPS) – US-led sanctions are inadvertently undermining the dollar’s post-Second World War dominance. The growing number of countries threatened by US and allied actions is forcing victims and potential targets to respond …

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US President Biden Refuses to Mention Worsening Dangers of Nuclear War While Media & Congress Enable His Silence — Global Issues

Opinion by Norman Solomon (san francisco, usa) Friday, June 10, 2022 Inter Press Service SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Jun 10 (IPS) – I’ve just finished going through the more than 60 presidential statements, documents and communiques about the war in Ukraine that the White House has released and posted on its website since Joe Biden’s State of …

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