10 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Peace will be a consequence of truth. Maria Montessori said: “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” Let us hope this is a turning point, and a way towards Palestinian freedom.

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish



Typhoon-hit Philippines appeals for help

UN asks for $65m for victims of Typhoon Bopha, as death toll rises to nearly 650.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:48 GMT
  1. Asia-Pacific

  2. Typhoon Bopha re-forms

  3. Typhoon Bopha returns

  4. A storm for the record books

  5. Hunger continues to rise

Haiti quake survivors have nowhere to go

Thousands of displaced people living in temporary tent houses now face eviction.


Hitler’s Reich: a monument to evil that can still teach the modern world

Robert Fisk’s Long View: Look to Norway for lessons in how education, terror and history are linked

Inappropriate? EU receives Nobel Peace Prize amid eurozone crisis, protests and rising unemployment

10 December 2012 12:46 PM

The EU was awarded the prize for its role in transforming a European ‘continent of war’ into a ‘continent of peace’

Confusion pervades Egypt’s opposition after Morsi rescinds decree

10 December 2012 08:31 AM

Confusion and disarray pervaded the ranks of Egypt’s opposition on Sunday night, a day after President Mohammed Morsi made a gesture toward compromise by rescinding the controversial decree that had granted him near-absolute power and plunged the country into political crisis.

Detroit beyond the stereotypes

People in Detroit are protesting against some of the deepest cuts in the nation but that’s not what makes the headlines

Detroit mayor Dave Bing

Detroit mayor Dave Bing announcing the demolition of the historic Brewster-Douglass housing projects last month. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

A massive fight is afoot in Detroit right now. And contrary to what the stereotypes would have you believe, it has nothing to do with gang violence or murder. The Detroit city council is getting ready to vote on a huge land transfer that would see as many as 1,900 parcels of empty and abandoned land sold off to a private company, Hantz Woodland Farms. No one knows what Hantz would do with the land if the transfer happens. The owner, John Hantz, has suggested everything from industrial farming to simply mowing and cleaning the area. What is known, however, is that if the city council allows the deal, it would be the largest transfer of publicly owned land to private hands in the city’s history, and it would happen for eight cents a square foot…………………….

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