Women, Oil and the Role of the U.S. in Iraq's New Constitution

The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution called for the creation of an autonomous Shiite Region in Southern Iraq. We speak with activist and author Antonia Juhasz about the draft Constitution that is due to be released on Monday. On Thursday one of the leading Iraqi Shiite politicians called for the nine provinces in the […]

Washington's Trojan Horse in the New Iraqi Government: Vice President Abdel Mahdi

Outgoing finance minister Adel Abdel Mahdi was named by the Iraqi parliament to be one of the country’s two vice presidents. We speak with author and activist Antonia Juhasz about Abdel Mahdi’s ties to neo-liberal institutions and his plans to privatize Iraq’s oil. Antonia Juhasz, author and activist. She is currently working on a book […]

Have Forum Leaders Learned to Listen to Their Critics, Or Have They Just Learned to Deflectcriticism?

Today is the final day of the World Economic Forum, held this year for the first time in New York City. Previouslyit was held in Davos, Switzerland. For five days, world leaders, CEOs, big-name thinkers, and even the occasional rock star have mingled at the WaldorfAstoria to discuss trade, globalization, and international security. The theme […]