Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service

Thalif Deen

Inter Press Service

Staten Island, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Inter Press Service
Past:
  • allAfrica.com
  • Toward Freedom
  • LobeLog
  • Mint Press News

Recent articles by Thalif:

UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination

Editors' Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, TerraViva United Nations UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2020 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has long preached the irrefutable concept of income equality to the outside world, is now accused of condoning wage discrimination in its own… → Read More

World’s Young Activists at War: First, Occupy Wall Street, Next Un-Occupy Palestine

Active Citizens, Climate Change, Editors' Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Peace, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations World’s Young Activists at War: First, Occupy Wall Street, Next Un-Occupy Palestine UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 2020 (IPS) - The world’s young activists, numbering over 3.8 billion, are on the war path. The rising new socialist… → Read More

UN Chief & Staff Union Predict Another Cash Crisis in 2020—if Member States Don’t Pay Up

Editors' Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, TerraViva United Nations UN Chief & Staff Union Predict Another Cash Crisis in 2020—if Member States Don’t Pay Up UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2020 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared last week that the United Nations just “managed to survive its deepest financial crisis in a decade.” But if countries… → Read More

As Climate Crisis Worsens & Poverty Rises, UN Appears Off-Track on Development Agenda

Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Global, Headlines, Human Rights, Inequity, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Population, Poverty & SDGs, Projects, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations As Climate Crisis Worsens & Poverty Rises, UN Appears Off-Track on Development Agenda UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2019 (IPS) - The two key goals in the UN’s development agenda are… → Read More

Africa: G7 Leaders Urged to Promote Gender Empowerment

As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal seatown of Biarritz in the south west of France, one of the world's leading women's organisations is calling for the protection and advancement of women worldwide. → Read More

US Threats to Dismantle Palestinian Refugee Agency Trigger Protests

US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt recently told the UN Security Council May 22 it was time to dismantle the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) which has supported Palestinian refugees since it began operations back in 1950. Currently, over half of the 2.0 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which is under Israeli blockade, receive food aid from UNRWA. → Read More

Trump’s Veto of Yemen Bill Will Lead to Escalation of Regional Conflict

President Donald Trump’s decision to veto a bi-partisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in a devastating Saudi-led four-year conflict in Yemen is expected to escalate the ongoing war in the trouble-plagued region.The weapons used by the Saudis in the reckless bombing of mostly civilian targets, including schools and hospitals, are largely from the United States: F-15… → Read More

Civil Society, Once the “World’s New Superpower,” is Battling Against Heavy Odds

Active Citizens, Civil Society, Featured, Global, Headlines, Human Rights, TerraViva United Nations Civil Society Civil Society, Once the “World’s New Superpower,” is Battling Against Heavy Odds This article is part of a series on the state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which is the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and currently taking place in… → Read More

UN Security Council Members: Preaching World Peace by Day, Peddling Lethal Weapons by Night

The world’s five largest arms exporters in 2014–18 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. Together, they accounted for a hefty 75 percent of the total volume of arms exports during that period. → Read More

Modern Day Slavery Rated World’s Largest Single Crime Industry

After an exhaustive study of modern day slavery, the Geneva-based International Labor Organization concluded there are over 40 million people who are victims of slavery, including 25 million in forced labor and 15 million in forced marriages – with at least 71 percent of them comprising women and girls. → Read More

Africa: Is the UN Being Undermined By a Demagogic Trump Administration?

Analysis - The United Nations, which embodies the core principles of multilateralism since its creation more than 74 years ago, is being steadily and systematically undermined by a reactionary and demagogic Trump administration recklessly flaunting American imperialism at its worst. → Read More

Africa: UN Lambasted On High-Level Appointments

The world's developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining they are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world body -- despite competent candidates with strong professional and academic qualifications vying for these jobs. → Read More

Africa: A UN Conference Undermined By 11th Hour Withdrawals

When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour. → Read More

African Nations Show Rare Transparency in Military Spending

Armed Conflicts, Economy & Trade, Featured, Financial Crisis, Global, Global Geopolitics, Headlines, Peace, TerraViva United Nations African Nations Show Rare Transparency in Military Spending A panel discussion on the politics of peace. Credit: SIPRI UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 2018 (IPS) - When the United Nations began publishing annual reports on arms expenditures, starting in 1981, not all… → Read More

Africa: E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics

A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world's largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers - Amazon and eBay - to stop marketing "dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams." → Read More

Africa: Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric Resonates Worldwide

A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and the press will have the last word. → Read More

Canada Takes a Lead Role Funding Reproductive Health, Women's Rights & Sustainable Development

Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Featured, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, North America, Population, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Canada Takes a Lead Role Funding Reproductive Health, Women’s Rights & Sustainable Development OTTAWA, Canada, Oct 29 2018 (IPS) - Canada, which has been described as one of the world’s most progressive… → Read More

UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Economy & Trade, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Green Economy, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas A trawler in Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. Human activities such as pollution, overfishing,… → Read More

Food Waste Enough to Feed World’s Hungry Four Times Over

Biodiversity, Development & Aid, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Food Waste Enough to Feed World’s Hungry Four Times Over Poland wastes at least 8.9 million tonnes of food every year. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu / IPS STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 28 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations is continuing to fight a… → Read More

“Fake News” a Growing New Threat to Press Freedom –

by Thalif Deen When a Malaysian politician of a bygone era was asked about the “leading newspapers” in his country, he shot back: “We don’t have any leading newspapers in our country because all ou… → Read More