Civil Society

The Mask of Deception: Corporations vs. Civil Society | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the United States, corporations have effectively highjacked civil society by marinating the non-profits in money. Combined with $1billion spent on</i> …

Society

Pope continues championing of the Amazon, meets indigenous children

Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru, calling it a social "virus" a month after the Andean nation's president pardoned a former autocratic leader who had been jailed for graft and human rights abuses.<p>As Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sat beside him, the pope said …

Latin America

In Lebanon's Long-Delayed Election, Hopes for Fresh Faces

BEIRUT—After years of delays, Lebanon is gearing up for its first national election since 2009—a vote that will test the strength of traditional leaders who have represented the country’s fractious communities for decades.<p>Nobody expects the parliamentary election scheduled for May 6, a rare …

Middle East

Trade Minister plans to confront CEOs over human-rights rules

Companies could be forced to hand over documents under a new federal human-rights regime, and the Trade Minister says he will personally challenge the CEOs of firms found to be hurting Canada's international reputation.<p>Surrounded by human-rights advocates and union leaders Wednesday, Trade Minister …

Corruption

Democracy has a future, if we rethink and remake it

<i>These comments on the global fate of democracy, the first in a three-part series, Is Democracy Dead or Alive?, are gathered by Democratic Theory and</i> …

Democracy

Three cheers for civil society

As thousands of agitating and agitated Europeans crowded the streets in eastern European cities in 1989, Stalinist states collapsed like the …

India

Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

By: Richard M. Ebeling <br>The history of liberty and prosperity is inseparable from the practice of free enterprise and respect for the rule of law. …

Conservative View

We Ignore Urgent Global Warnings At Our Peril

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more …

Climate

Nigeria:Buhari Fails to Keep His Promise On Human Rights

(Photo: Premium Times)<i>President Muhammad Buhari anti-corruption record appears to be rising, but his human rights record is sinking. And his</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Activists ask Israeli pilots to ‘refuse to fly refugees to their deaths’

‘We call on Israeli pilots to stand on the right side of history,’ says the petition.<p>An African migrant wears a T-shirt with a Hebrew phrase …

Israel

a href=/national/analysis-cambodia-signing-chinese-billions-priceAnalysis: Cambodia signing up for Chinese billions – at a price/a

Arriving in Phnom Penh in the midst of a political crackdown on dissent, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang showed no qualms about signing 19 major …

China

Hundreds arrested in Tunisia's anti-austerity protests

About 780 people have been arrested in Tunisia since daily protest against austerity policies started last Monday, Interior Minister Khlifa Chibani …

Society

MEP delegation calls for investigations into IIP, Pilatus, Nexia, MFSA, Mizzi and Schembri

The MEP delegation who came to Malta, following the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in or to investigate the rule of law has …

Corruption

Guest Post: Global Progress on Beneficial Ownership Transparency

<i>Joseph Kraus, Director, Transparency and Accountability at The ONE Campaign, contributes today’s guest post:</i><p>Readers of this blog are likely familiar …

ICIJ

China's Strategy to Psych Out the West Is Paying Off

SHANGHAI—To those it seeks to influence, the Chinese Communist Party can be an intimidating presence.<p>The China scholar Perry Link once called the party “the anaconda in the chandelier.”<p>Just by hovering, it induces self-censorship and subtle behavioral changes. This has long been the case within …

World News

Shahzeb murder case

Civil Society has appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the Sindh High Court (the Court) Judgment of 28th November 2017 …

Society

More Than 15,000 Scientists Issue Urgent Warning: Humanity Is Failing to Safeguard the Planet

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more …

Climate

Widespread anger over Eskom’s controversial reappointments

Eskom this week announced the reappointment of former acting CEO Matshela Koko and former acting group executive for group capital Prish Govender …

News (South Africa)

The breakdown in Mexico's narco underworld is putting politicians in the line of fire

• <b>Politically motivated killings are nothing new in Mexico, but 2017 saw the most in the past decade.</b>• <b><br>Those killings come as criminal groups fragment and as the country gears up for nationwide elections in summer 2018.</b>• <b><br>The killings and the election renew focus on the complex links between criminal and</b> …

Mexico

Muslim men instantly divorcing women could be declared criminals in India

A proposed bill criminalizing "triple talaq" among Indian Muslims has spawned an acrimonious debate. Critics complain if it becomes law, it could be …

World News

We Will Not Dance to War Drums

In 2013, my friend, Perveen Rehman, a popular, soft-spoken development worker, was gunned down in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi. She was …

Liberal View

On Democratic Despond

<i>As inequality in Nigeria widens, Ebenezer Obadare explores the growing disenchantment with democracy in the most populous African nation.</i><p><b>Final</b> …

UK Universities

Suzuki's list of climate actions to protect our 'imperilled biosphere' in 2018

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.”<p>Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more …

Climate

The West’s Broken Promises on Education Aid by Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK – The Global Partnership for Education, a worthy and capable initiative to promote education in 65 low-income countries, is having what the …

Education

What are the lessons of the Arab uprisings for Iran’s protests?

The protests that have broken out across Iran in recent days have generated remarkable excitement about the possibility of revolutionary change. The demonstrations, the largest since the crushing of the 2009 Green Movement, have surprised virtually all observers. They erupted in peripheral areas …

U.S. Politics

DRC violence shows Kabila 'determined to stay in power'

Calls for Joseph Kabila to resign were met with deadly violence, as many fear DRC president plans to extend his mandate.<p>Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling for sustained pressure on the country's president, after protesters calling on …

Africa

Who's coming to Davos 2018?

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, bringing together a record …

OECD

Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Commemoration of the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali coincides with broader protests against state austerity measures.<p><b>Tunis -</b> Several thousand people marched through the main street of the Tunisian capital on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the toppling of the country's former president after …

Africa

Congress seeks transparency on NRC revision process

Civil society activists in the past have expressed fears that the National Register of Citizens revision process may be used to target genuine …

India

Israel approves $72 million anti-BDS project

The $75 million budget will come partly from the Israeli government and partly from Jewish donors and communities abroad.<p>BDS. (photo credit: …

World News