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Tuesday, September 02, 2014   16:13 GMT


OPINION
Civil Society Calls For Impartial Inquiry on Air Crash and Catastrophe in Ukraine
Alice Slater
NEW YORK, 2 Sep (IPS) - It is ironic that at this moment in history when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100th anniversary of our planet’s hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking towards a restoration of old Cold War battles.
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The Age of Survival Migration
Diana Cariboni
MONTEVIDEO, 29 Aug (IPS) - “Survival migration” is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.
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New York's Homeless Pushed Deeper into the Shadows
Zafirah Mohamed Zein
NEW YORK, 25 Aug (IPS) - Joe sits on newspapers spread on the sidewalk by the entrance to midtown's Grand Central Station. His head rests in his hands, only looking up when coins from passersby clink into his paper cup.
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Obama Mulling Broader Strikes Against ISIS?
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 23 Aug (IPS) - This week’s video-taped beheading of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has spurred renewed calls for President Barack Obama to broaden Washington’s military efforts to strike the terrorist group, including in Syria.
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U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 20 Aug (IPS) - The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world.
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OPINION
Violations of International Law Degenerate U.N.
Somar Wijayadasa
UNITED NATIONS, 20 Aug (IPS) - The United Nations was founded “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights.
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Public Offers Support for Obama’s Iraq Intervention
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 18 Aug (IPS) - Despite rising criticism of his foreign policy– even from his former secretary of state – U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision last week to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) militants in northern Iraq enjoys relatively strong public support, at least so far.
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Despite Current Debate, Police Militarisation Goes Beyond U.S. Borders
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 18 Aug (IPS) - The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the southern United States earlier this month has led to widespread public outrage around issues of race, class and police brutality.
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Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?
Lowana Veal
REYKJAVIK, 18 Aug (IPS) - Although fin whaling by Icelanders has encountered increasing opposition over the last year, Icelandic whaling boats headed off to sea again in mid-June for the first hunt of the summer and by August 14 had killed 80 fin whales.
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Protecting America's Underwater Serengeti
Christopher Pala
WASHINGTON, 15 Aug (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed to more than double the world’s no-fishing areas to protect what some call America’s underwater Serengeti, a series of California-sized swaths of Pacific Ocean where 1,000-pound marlin cruise by 30-foot-wide manta rays around underwater mountains filled with rare or unique species.
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