Tuesday, April 25, 2017
It seemed so incongrous to me: On the one hand, Obama was in South Africa paying tribute to freedom icon Nelson Mandela, but on the other, the US president had been pursuing a global campaign against Edward Snowden, the...
Astonishing courage. Thousands of determined pro-democracy Bahrainis have reclaimed the symbolic spot in the capital at Pearl roundabout, the same place where security forces had massacred others over the previous two days. They had earlier been beaten...
Bicycle lanes - why not look at how Copenhagen and other European cities manage them? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX8qiC_rXE?rel=0&w=475&h=271] Rajen writes from Denmark: I am writing from Copenhagen where I am on a holiday. It is a safe place to walk around...
Do you wonder why some countries are posting fiscal deficits? Even as the global economy slows, top US corporations are paying more to their CEOs than to the tax department. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/9/1/story/as_economy_lags_new_study_reveals Many of them are also spending more in...
The New York Times carries a feature on Thai forensics pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand. BANGKOK— THE mild-mannered bank manager poked his head into the doorway, then quickly pulled it back. His wife was at work, and he did not...
Come 18 February, Europe will have more than half the total number of cardinal electors even though Latin America, Africa and Asia account for more than two thirds of the global Catholic population. The latest position after Pope Benedict's...
The case of the missing jet engines was the subject of Wikileaks cables. Here's one of them about how the US embassy was notified about the missing engines.
Those words uttered by Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi could well apply to Malaysia. Was it a stalemate on 10 Nov? After all, the demonstrators had been thwarted from gathering at Dataran Merdeka in the city centre. They were unable...
The global financial crisis? We were set up by insiders, this revealing documentary proposes. http://www.youtube.com/v/FzrBurlJUNk?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 “You were robbed. There was a bank robbery. And the bank robbery wasn’t done by someone who came in with a gun, it was the...
It's just two more days to polling day in Singapore - and the democratic awakening sweeping across the world has not left the island republic untouched. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD7meDA8oo&w=470&h=285] "Singapore is a country - not a company," says private teacher Michelle...
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