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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

'Iraq Is Bush's Vietnam'

Veteran anti-war American politician EDWARD KENNEDY spoke at the National Press Club last week about the radical resolution he is introducing in the US Senate that would get Congress to vote on President Bush's controversial 'surge' plan to sen ...

'Barbaric Inhumanity Drenched In False Justice'

Saddam Hussein's American-orchestrated execution by the puppet Iraqi regime was greeted with condemnation by many citizen journalists around the world. Here The-Latest gives a selection of some of the instant reactions on the internet.Absolute savager ...

Catholics Ponder The Unthinkable In Fight Against Virus

Dave Burke Roman Catholic opposition to the use of condoms has been thrust under the spotlight again this week after figures from the UN programme on HIV/AIDS showed that the killer virus has continued to spread at an alarming rate. UNAIDS estimate that 49 ...

'Sambo' Sweet Packets Attacked

Anti-racists campaigning against offensive imagery on the packets of one of Finland's most popular sweets have scored a double victory. Firstly, the largest Finnish community centre outside the Scandinavian country have banned the products. And, Britai ...

Bloggers a  'boon to democratic process'

Deborah Hobson An assessment of mainstream media coverage of the American mid-term elections (see The-Latest story US Elections: Bush whacked and women gain), reveals that bloggers were the other victors on the day because they were instrumental in shaping ...

US Elections: Bush whacked and women gain

America's seismic mid-term elections this week added at least five women to the next Congress, the only notable demographic shift in an otherwise dramatic political upheaval. For the most part, the US's legislature will remain dominated by white me ...

India Through The Lens Of My Camera

Julita Kaczmarek travelled to the sub-continent and returned with some remarkable photos. See them in The-Latest Image Galleries.

Korean Nuclear Bomb Irks US

Deborah Hobson North Korea announced to the world that it had successfully tested a nuclear device underground and immediately faced the rhetoric of condemnation and veiled threats of Iraq-style military action orchestrated by US President George W. Bush. ...

End Black History Month Says Top Actor

It's  'Black History Month'. Here Hollywood actor MORGAN FREEMAN explains the misgivings several prominent Black people have about this relatively new addition to the calendar."You're going to relegate my history to a month?" ...

MEDIA ALERT: Lebanon On Brink Of Apocalypse

  United Nations officials have estimated that more than a million Lebanese civilians have had to flee their homes as a result of a month of Israeli bombing of their country. The conflict started after Hezbollah militants killed three Israeli so ...

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