UN envoy demands changes to 'racist' intervention
- Yuko Narushima
The government must purge the Northern Territory intervention of racist measures that stigmatise indigenous people, a United Nations representative says.
The UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, ...
Glenn Beck Needs a History Lesson on the Civil-Rights Movement
- Leonard Pitts Jr.
"This is a moment," said Glenn Beck three months ago on his radio program, "...that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement. It has been so distorted and so turned upside down. . . . We are on the right side of history. We are on ...
The truth about the 'end of combat operations'
- Michael Prysner
Early in the month, on Aug. 7, Army Specialist Faith Hinkley dove for cover from a rocket propelled grenade while on her base in Iraq. She was hit with shrapnel from the explosion, and bled to death in Baghdad. She was 23 years old.
A week later, on ...
Drug War on the Poor
- Laura Carlsen
A wounded man, blood-covered and frantic, approached a military checkpoint in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, 100 miles south of Brownsville, Texas, with a horrifying story. Reportedly shot in the neck himself, the Ecuadorian would-be migrant to the United ...
The Lowest Form Of Military Aggression
- Luis Roberto Zamora Bolaños
On July 1, 2010, Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly authorized the U.S. military to undertake policing duties in Costa Rica, based on an expired “Cooperation Agreement.” Just one small problem: Costa Rica abolished its army in 1949 and ...
Global Youth Unemployment Reaches Record Levels
- Jordan Shilton
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has issued a report documenting the severe impact of the global economic crisis on employment prospects for the world’s youth. The report, “Global Employment Trends for Youth”, presents detailed ...
Environment Ministry Directs Orissa Government To Stop Work On The POSCO Project
- Campaign for Survival And Dignity
The Environment Ministry today finally issued a welcome but ambiguous order directing the Orissa government to stop work on the POSCO project and the illegal process of forest land takeovers that is taking place. While giving some immediate relief ...
- Caroline Griffin & James O'Nions
Microfinance in Africa
Fri, 07/23/2010 - 14:23
While I’ve been in Kenya I’ve been reading a new book by Milford Bateman; Why doesn’t microfinance work? The destructive rise of local neoliberalism. Microfinance has been feted ...
A new biography confronts the good, bad, and repellent: Jack London's Dark Side
- Johann Hari
The United States has a startling ability to take its most angry, edgy radicals and turn them into cuddly eunuchs. The process begins the moment they die. Mark Twain is remembered as a quipster forever floating down the Mississippi River at sunset, while ...
India Scraps Controversial Dam On River Bhagirithi In The Himalayas
- Devinder Sharma देविंदर शर्मा
After the moratorium on Bt Brinjal -- which could have been India's first poisonous GM food crop -- the scrapping of the 600 MW Loharinag Pala hydroelectric project on Bhagirithi river in the lap of the Himalayas (in Uttarakhand State) is another firm ...