OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

Ukraine crisis shows urgency of green energy: Russian nat’l gas blackmail

by Juan Cole, originally published by Informed Comment  | MAR 8, 2014 Hawks are complaining that europe has been insufficiently belligerent in its response to Russian moves in the Crimea, blaming the declining military budgets in most European countries. But this focus on military hardware is misleading, since there was never any prospect …

Prevention versus Crisis Management in Syria

We at Ethical Markets support  this Statement  by our colleague, Rick Ulfick , Founder of We The World  –  Hazel Henderson, Editor  Prevention versus Crisis Management in Syria Nonviolent Approaches that can Prevent and Potentially Resolve Conflicts such as in Syria Commentary by Rick Ulfik Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net …

Review Of James Gustave Speth’s America The Possible: Manifesto For A New Economy

Author James Gustave Speth is one of the most prominent, knowledgeable, global environmentalists of our time. A quintessential insider, Speth began as an anti-nuclear activist in the 1970s and later chaired President Jimmy Carter’s Council on Environmental Quality. In the 1980s, he founded and led the influential World Resources Institute …

The Ethics of Job Creation: Let’s Get Real!

By Hazel Henderson In the U.S., conceptual and political confusion over the issue of jobs was evidenced by wide disparities in claims over job creation, for example in the XL Pipeline case. Many politicians still claim that “the government can’t create jobs; only the private sector creates jobs.” The Government’s …