Suddenly, it seems that the United States is on a charm offensive in Asia. It's amazing what an economic slowdown or recession can do. A flurry of high-level visits by top US officials appears aimed at reasserting American influence...
While our attention was focused on Burma, a dramatic incident took place in the Middle East: Israel's air-strike on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility on 6 September. The Israelis appear to have coordinated the raid with the White...
Photo by a concerned Penangite A concerned Penangite spotted this banner at a private clinic along Burma Road, openly advertising a vaccine against "women's cancer". She called up the clinic and was told the vaccine would be delivered in three...
While people power protests in the Arab world are in the spotlight, the corporate media seem to have downplayed the public sector workers' 100,000-strong protest in Wisconsin over moves to strip them of their collective bargaining rights. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/2/28/story/voices_from_the_100_000_strong That's the...
In case you missed it during the thick of the Hulu Selangor by-election campaign, Rosmah has clinched the inaugural "International Peace and Harmony Award" in recognition of her "extensive charitable work and to celebrate the important links between Malaysia...
Often, many of us think nothing about drinking bottled water. But here's why you should avoid it, whenever you can: Expensive: Litre for litre, it is thousands of times more expensive than tap water. Hardly hi-tech: Processes such as reverse osmosis aren't...
The real war in our world today is not "the war on terror" but a larger, more critical struggle for the soul of our world. A monumental battle is taking place between those who want to ram through neo-liberal economic...
http://plus.cnbc.com/rssvideosearch/action/player/id/1057020486/code/cnbcplayershare "We could end up ... with a 36-month recession, that could be "L-shaped stagnation, or near depression," said Prof Nouriel Roubini. He says there's a 66.7 per cent probability of a severe U-shaped recession and a 33.3 per cent chance...
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...
Like many other Christians elsewhere in the world, I condemn the plan by a pastor in Florida to burn copies of the Qur'an. That is nothing but a hate crime and has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity or...

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