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December 26, 2017

Doomed US military meddling in Somalia remembered

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the US’s doomed intervention in Somalia – though it has remained largely forgotten in the corporate media.It happened just months...

Artwork draws attention to destruction of rain forests

Indigenous Brazilians blessed an art installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar Square, London. The special work put on show in the UK is designed to symbolise the devastating effects of deforestation worldwide. Chief Tashka, of the Yaw ...

Cuban blogger fighting for freedom

Marina Watson PelaezHavana-born Yoani Sánchez has been listed by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.  The journal commented that "under the nose of a regime that has never tolerated dissent, Sánchez has practiced what pape ...

Kicked out: Israel's 'inhumane' deportation of the South Sudanese

Mimi KirkPlaneloads of South Sudanese refugees from Israel have been landing in South Sudan’s capital of Juba over the past few weeks.Many of them had been living in the poor neighborhoods of Hatikva and Shapira in southern Tel Aviv, working in such jobs a ...

NATO 'covering up' Libyan death shame

NATO has failed to investigate scores of civilian deaths incurred during its seven-month military campaign in Libya according to Amnesty international.  NATO expressed its “regret” for civilian casualties but has taken no steps to initiate an investig ...

Launch of mobile sex education in India

Cian O' SullivanClaiming that most Indian’s are still deeply conservative about sex education, mobile operator Tata DOCOMO has launched a mobile service called “Sparsh” to create awareness about sexual health. “Sparsh” is the Sankskrit word for “ ...

Egypt, revolution and the rise of the digital generation

Despite curfews, military crackdowns, and concessions from President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians continue to demonstrate their resistance with protests on the streets in a revolution born on the internet, writes James Le Grice.What are we to call this? The pr ...

Jackson doctor's passport seized by court as he is bailed

Doctor Conrad Murray, physician to US pop star Michael Jackson who died after suffering from cardiac arrest in June last year, has appeared in court charged with involuntary manslaughter.His criminal trial in April will reveal for the first time the eviden ...

Call your leader at Copenhagen summit to make a difference

Climate change campaigners have launched an online initiative to get millions of people in the European Union to contact their leaders at the United Nations summit in Copenhagen.Avaaz,  a civic activitism organisation that operates in 13 languages, i ...

Media Ignore Chad Genocide

Richard KeebleMasses of information from the media constantly bombard us. Yet, paradoxically, often the most important news goes uncovered. Take for instance, Africa. A country like Sudan suddenly comes under the spotlight. Reports of rape, massacre and co ...

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