June 21, 2012

So Much for the New World Order

Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

Remember the New World Order? If it wasn’t the nightmare of American neo-conservative hegemonists plunging the planet into perpetual wars on behalf of Exxon, Blackwater, Israel and Wall Street, it was the spectre of the United Nations usurping the sovereignty of the world’s free peoples with a global currency, mandatory solar panels and blue-helmeted shock troops rounding up gun owners in Kansas.

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June 19, 2012
Rio+20 Will Accomplish Nothing ... Thankfully
Margaret Wente, G&M
I have bad news and good news about this week's Rio+20 summit on sustainable development, which has been billed as the biggest United Nations conference of all time. The bad news is that it will accomplish nothing. The good... more ››
June 19, 2012
Rio Isn't All Lost
Christian Azar, Thomas Sterner & Gernot Wagner, NY Times
Solar and wind energy are developing faster than predicted - indeed, faster than most people realize. Europe is showing the way. Denmark gets about 20 percent of its electricity from wind. On a nice day, Germany, which no one... more ››
June 19, 2012
The World Waits for Better Leaders
David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Our problem is not that the biggest powers are incapable of action to address current problems. It's that just when the promise of a new post-Cold War, post-single-superpower era of collaboration among nations seemed to be... more ››
June 18, 2012
Can Rio+20 Talks Rescue the Earth?
Policy Innovations
The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 (known officially as the UN Conference on Environment and Development) was a landmark event which launched "Sustainable Development" as an internationally accepted concept. more ››
June 12, 2012
Palestinians Go Back to UN Dead-End
Jon Tobin, Commentary Magazine
Observers should take this signal for what it is: an indisputable statement of their disinterest in making peace with Israel on any terms. more ››