This past Monday, on the eve of high-level meetings in the United Nations’ general assembly, there was another important meeting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended together with a selection of female world leaders. It was designed to highlight the importance of women’s participation in public life. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday September 21st, 2011 18:11 When will the US sign the treaty for human rights for women?
Thursday March 31st, 2011 18:26 What is really going on in Libya?
Does anyone know what is going on in Libya? It seems as if all we are getting is disinformation from all sides. When one sees the confusion and the chaos not only in Libya but also among the reports of the coalition it is hard to believe anything. Finally at least it is become clear that nevertheless what we were told at the beginning of this fiasco, regime change is in order. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday March 16th, 2011 17:28 Still undecided about a no-fly zone over Libya
Nothing has changed much about the establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya. While the Arab League has said that the civilians must be protected, Western countries are no near on getting an agreement about what to do to stop Gaddafi bombarding the rebels and the population of the areas where they are. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday March 7th, 2011 17:23 Civil war in Cote d’Ivoire too?
While the world is focusing in the Middle East protests and in the almost civil-war in Libya, the African country of Côte d’Ivoire is spiraling towards a total civil war. The situation began to deteriorate when Alassane Ouattara, a former Ivorian prime minister, was certified as winner in the November’s presidential runoff by the country’s electoral commission and the UN. Then Laurent Gbagbo, who had been president of the country since 2000, declared victory claiming that the vote counting was flawed and refused to step down. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday March 1st, 2011 17:44 Military intervention in Libya?
It was with a little trepidation, that we at KP were planning to write about the danger the western world was getting into with talks of military intervention in Libya as a possibility. We have already been there and we are still suffering the consequences, as Afghanistan and Iraq remind us. Then, we read in The Guardian an article written by Simon Tisdall: “Libyan crisis: Britain and allies now risk overreaction”. We were relieved as we have been thinking along those lines, and we found ourselves in total agreement with his article. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday February 8th, 2011 12:36 From the US, “Flavor of the Day” attitude towards Egypt
After more than two weeks of protests, Egypt is still facing great uncertainty. With a dictator as Mubarak who has the police and most of the army on his side, the protesters face great hurdles and yet even after more than 290 deaths and facing strong and harsh repression, they keep on with their demands, the main one being the ousting of Mubarak. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday June 2nd, 2010 12:17 Indignation and disappointment
This time, hopefully, the disproportionate violence of the Israeli government in international waters is not going to be easily forgotten. The death of the activists and the many nationalities involved is going to keep the act alive. And so it should be until a transparent and full independent investigation, not an Israeli one as suggested by the US, takes place. Read the rest of this entry »