Politics

Trade Not Aid?

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Despite pledges on the part of donor countries in 1970 to spend 0.7% of GNP on official development assistance (ODA), this target is still proving elusive 40 years later. However, many would argue that ODA…

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This Time We Went Too Far

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Norman G. Finkelstein: ‘This Time we went too far’ – Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion. OR Books, New York, 2010 (www.orbooks.com) Ever since disregarding Noam Chomsky’s warning more than 30 years ago that…

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Agent Orange

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In 1975, the victorious Viet Minh entered Saigon, the capital of the South, following a 30 year struggle against a range of international forces. For the first time, since its occupation by France in the…

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