Power Madness


The International Monetary Fund’s director, Christine Lagarde, caused outrage in May 2012 when she said that what Greeks should do is help themselves collectively by all paying their taxes. Few days after, The Guardian made public that her salary –$467,940 a year plus $83,760 additional allowance– is not subject to any taxes.  Sigue leyendo


The verb “to be”

picTobie Nathan in Médicins et sorciers (1996) explains that both psychopharmacology and psychoanalysis tend to solder the person with the symptoms. By doing so, the person is separated from the community and the environment. When a person in at one with his or her symptom, he or she is no longer ‘normal’, is separated from the family members and become an “object for experts” (doctors) who claim their possession of that person.  Sigue leyendo

Another Africa is Emerging

Africa could be self-sufficient and in a position to feed itself within a span of one generation. This is what Professor Calestous Juma, from Harvard Kennedy School in the United States, told the leaders of the East African Community (EAC) in an informal meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, on December 2, 2010. The theme was African food security and climate change.

By Paola Valeri –  IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters