Cuba and the number of political prisoners
- Salim Lamrani
The question of the number of "political prisoners" in Cuba is subject to controversy. According to the Cuban government, there are no political prisoners in Cuba, rather they are people convicted of crimes listed in the penal code, particularly ...
Pakistan Bans Islamist Aid, Even Though In Some Places It Is the Only Aid
- Zeeshan Haider
Pakistan said on Friday it will clamp down on charities linked to Islamist militants amid fears their involvement in flood relief could exploit anger against the government and undermine the fight against groups like the Taliban.
Islamist charities ...
Unlikely Alliances In Fight For Sacred Lands
- Tess Thakara
Major shareholders are joining the Dongria Kondh tribe’s fight to protect their homeland from mining by Vedanta Resources.
In the verdant ...
From Bishkek to Baghdad, the Caliphate's time has come
- Simon Jones
Uzbekistan's unending tragedy - 15 years of unremitting repression of its Muslims (OK, make that a century) - has reached a critical impasse. With the massacre of up to a 1000 innocents in Andijan, the mood in the country is set against Karimov: there ...
The World Cup Losers
- Joan Canela i Barrull
At the gate stands a small security outpost where they ask where you are going. “I have a meeting with the Bishop”. “One moment”, replies the makeshift guard, before checking a list to ensure a journalist is scheduled to arrive. ...
Culture and Resistance: Exhibition by Dalit Artists on Kandhamal, India
- Orissa Concerns
Perhaps you are aware that even after two years, the Christian adivasi and dalit survivors of the Kandhamal violence are still struggling for justice.
Thousands of people cannot go back to their own lands and many are still ...
A Conversation with Leonora Carrington: "I never accepted supposed rules or laws"
- Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz
At 88, this great lady of surrealism is a living legend. Moreover, she continues to surprise the world with the imagination and audacity reflected in her artwork. The following interview was held in the context of the special exhibition of her work showing ...
Journalist Allan Nairn Facing Possible Arrest in Indonesia for Exposing US-Backed Forces Assassinated Civilians
- Amy Goodman
In Indonesia, investigative journalist Allan Nairn is facing possible arrest for exposing that US-backed Indonesian armed forces assassinated a series of civilian activists last year. Since Allan Nairn broke the news of the assassination program on Democracy ...
Kissinger-Buteflika: The secret Conversations at Paris (1975)
- The White House
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From natural disaster to social catastrophe
- Snehal Shingavi
The floods which have devastated huge areas of Pakistan may be an act of nature, but the worsening humanitarian crisis that followed is a direct result of the failures of Pakistan's venal leaders--and the impact of the U.S. "war on terror." ...