Mankind can no longer continue to see a quarter of its total population to suffer from the terrible consequences of extreme poverty - a very serious violation of an essential human right. Humanity needs a world that is socially, economically and ecologically balanced, argues Dr Zeki Ergas.
The poorest people in the world will be the chief victims of the West's failure to tackle global warning, with millions of Africans forecast to die by the end of the century, Christian Aid says in a report out today.
With growing concerns over high prices of oil and its adverse impact on the world's poor and the environment, the United Nations is urging policy makers to explore the use of alternative sources for energy.
The governments of Argentina and Bolivia joined civil society organizations, in the Austrian capital, to accuse European companies of disregarding laws on the environment, civil rights and labor in their operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Noam Chomsky hardly needs an introduction. Throughout his lifetime as an internationally esteemed academic, scholar and activist he's the rarest of individuals I know. He's world renown twice over - in his chosen field of linguistics where he's considered the father of modern linguistics and as a leading voice for equity, justice and peace for over four decades. Although the dominant US corporate media religiously ignore him (especially on air), the New York Times Review of Books said of him a generation ago that "judged in terms of the power, range, novelty and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive today." He still is, and someone should inform the Times he's also still alive, but you'd never know it from the silence today from "the newspaper of record" and the rest of the corporate media as well.