You may not have noticed, but a classic PR battle is being waged between the agrichemical industry and anti-paraquat campaigners.Round One went to the anti-paraquat campaigners, when they succeeded in getting the Malaysian government to ban the dangerous pesticide.The...
Few of us are aware that our country had a thriving system of elections to local councils in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, we had 373 local authorities - 40 town councils, 37 town boards, 289 local councils...
Few people are even aware that a major development is taking place in South-East Asia. As usual, we are in the dark. Before long, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will come up with a Charter. In other words,...
I find Latin America a fascinating continent, though I have never been there. But I am inspired by the stories of the suffering of countless numbers of ordinary people who resisted the authoritarian rule of US-backed right-wing regimes. Many...
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...

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