Arms Bazaars Proliferate as U.N. Tries to Regulate Trade

      Arms Bazaars Proliferate as U.N. Tries to Regulate Trade   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2013 (IPS) – When a 20-year-old went on a deadly shooting spree killing 26 students and teachers in an elementary school in Connecticut last December, there was the inevitable outcry either for …

U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

  U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of …

World Population to Hit Seven Billion by October

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Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Inter Press Service Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS – An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect “mother earth”. …