Archive for September 5th, 2017


Europe, New Border of Africa’s ‘Great Desert’ – The Sahara

ROME, Sep 5 2017 (IPS) With the highest temperatures on record and unprecedented heat waves hitting Europe this year, Africa’s ‘Great Desert’, the Sahara, is set continue its relentless march on the Southern European countries until it occupies more than 30 per cent of Spain just three decades from now.

Land Degradation Neutrality – UNCCD

The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth, covering more than 9,000 square kilometres, comparable to the surface of China or the United States.

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USA–Where Are You Heading?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

4 September 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service – Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is ‘Collapsing,’” is the title of an essay by Nafeez Ahmed, analyzing the study. Sounds interesting.  His subtitle: “Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’”.  Sounds familiar.


Johan Galtung

Using excerpts from the Pentagon study made by Nafeez Ahmed, and deeply grateful to him, here are our comments.

Based on some work in the field (The Decline and Fall of the US Empire; And Then What?, TRANSCEND University Press, 2010)[i].

Pentagon is a key institution in the USA, next to the White House-Congress-Wall Street. How it sees its own role in the USA and in the world is of primary importance to understand where USA is heading.

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