US foreign assistance comes with strings attached, including putting in place neoliberal policies that have undermined national development, destroyed numerous local jobs, and widened the income gap, reports Ibon International.
Today a crime was perpetrated in the middle of the sea, by order of the government of Israel and the IDF Command: a warlike attack against aid ships and deadly shooting at peace and humanitarian aid activists, says Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery.
Cyclone Nargis will definitely affect the referendum on the new Burmese constitution to be drafted. The Burmese people today are one of the most troubled in the world as they face a natural disaster and a man-made political disaster. The frustration is unimaginable, says John Smith Thang.