It is something of a joke these days to see the US State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Talk about the pot calling the kettle(s) black. Since the 11 September 2001 attacks, the human rights struggle has...
The legendary American 'people's historian' and anti-war activist Howard Zinn, author of the classic 'A People's History of the United States', has passed away. http://www.youtube.com/v/sXLuNza-q-c&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0 "You cannot depend on presidents; you cannot depend on elections and voting to solve your problems,"...
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...
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...
http://www.youtube.com/v/GtREqAmLsoA&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 This is slick, very slick - and impressive. This 'informercial', just released in the US, cleverly tugs at heart-strings. I just hope Obama remembers the ordinary people he talked about if he comes to power.  But I am also...
Hundreds of people protesting against Wall Street financiers have been detained but not one CEO who brought down the US economy has been arrested. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/9/28/story/something_has_started_michael_moore_on But a groundswell appears to be building up as Americans express their disgust at...
Mothers' Day in the United States has its roots in the rallying cry by a feminist, poet and anti-war activist Julia Ward Howe (left) for women to convene a major congress to further the cause of peace and oppose...
It's time for people to come out and defend the work of Wikileaks. Many governments are often afraid that people might find out the ugly truth about what they are actually doing. Award-winning journalist John Pilger interviews Wikileaks founder...
Don't mess with trade union and workers' rights, public education and other core public services. That's the message groups in the US are seeing from the victory of Barack Obama in the US presidential election today. This is a...
Somehow the government appears to think that the effects of the global economic crisis will have minimal effects on the local economy. Is it in denial mode? This article by Dr Jeyakumar published by Aliran might prompt the government...

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