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June 09, 2020

Youth fighting a pandemic more lethal than covid-19

Because the police murder of Black American George Floyd was filmed by an unlikely teenaged citizen journalist it became the tipping point that sparked worldwide revulsion about state-sponsored...

Millions of aid money snatched back from Haiti dictator

Tim Edwards Switzerland's government stepped in this week to avert a public relations catastrophe after the country's highest court diverted money previously awarded to aid groups working in Haiti to its hated former dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvali ...

War criminals: arrest warrants demanded

Timothy Bancroft-HincheyInternational arrest warrants have been requested for George W. Bush, Richard (Dick) Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzales at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.Professor o ...

US troops fight Taliban with secret 'Jesus rifles'

Jack BremerAmerican combat troops in Afghanistan are using rifle sights secretly inscribed with coded biblical references. The inscriptions are in direct contravention of military rules designed to prevent criticism that the US is embarked on a religious " ...

Campaigners demand complete debt cancellation for Haiti

In the wake of last weeks catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, which has left more than 200,000 people dead, the World Development Movement has joined the Jubilee Debt Campaign in calling for an urgent cancellation of all of Haiti's remaining debt."The povert ...

Obama's transgender appointment enrages hardline Christians

President Barack Obama has hired transgender Amanda Simpson as a top federal government advisor. Simpson, who has decades of experience in the aerospace and defence industry, will serve as a senior technical advisor to the US Commerce Department.In a state ...

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 “ ...

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