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viernes, 27 de abril de 2012

A Cry for Freedom - The Struggle Against Racism and Capitalism

A Cry for Freedom - The Struggle Against Racism and Capitalism: The level of poverty has sent black and brown communities into a deeper state of despair in the richest nation in the world. According to State of the Dream, “In 2010, poverty rates among Blacks (25.7%) and Latinos (25.4%) were more than two and a half ...



Despite Rape and Abject Poverty, Haiti's Women Hold the Power for Change

Despite Rape and Abject Poverty, Haiti's Women Hold the Power for Change: Ingrid Arnesen is an award winning television news and print journalist with 25 years of experience covering Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia Minor for CBS News, ABC News and CNN. Ms. Arnesen has covered Haiti since ...


Thousands of central Ohioans find next meal elusive

Thousands of central Ohioans find next meal elusive: By Rita Price New research by the hunger-relief organization Feeding America says Ohio and central Ohio continue to rate worse than the national average when it comes to “food insecurity.” The report said about 18.1 percent of the state population was ...

Detained Syrian human rights defenders report torture

Detained Syrian human rights defenders report torture: “Given the seriousness of these new allegations, we urge the authorities to give the detainees immediate access to adequate medical care if needed and ensure they are protected from torture or other ill-treatment. “As prisoners of conscience arrested ...

Indiana Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Staging Violent Phone Calls to ...


Indiana Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Staging Violent Phone Calls to ...

CHICAGO—An Indiana couple who engaged in a cruel hoax were sentenced to federal prison for an extortion conspiracy in which they obtained more than $54000 from a Chicago victim they knew by pretending that the husband was and would continue to torture ...

Food Sovereignty Activists: Stop World Bank's Support for Corporate Land Grabs

Food Sovereignty Activists: Stop World Bank's Support for Corporate Land Grabs: "The situation in the countryside in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador is similar. It's very grave poverty in the countryside but this does not only affect the countryside but also the urban areas." Alegria said the US used free trade ...

Venezuelan Government's Mission Mercal Celebrates 9th ...

Venezuelan Government's Mission Mercal Celebrates 9th ...: Venezuela's Food Minister Carlos Osorio highlighted last Sunday the role that the revolutionary government of President Hugo Chavez has played in ensuring food security to the nation by providing more than 10 million tons of important ...


Fla. Gov. Rick Scott will sign bill banning governments from hiring companies ...

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott will sign bill banning governments from hiring companies ...: Rick Scott said on Friday that he intends to sign contentious legislation that would ban the state and local governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba and Syria. The governor will sign the bill on Tuesday in Miami, ...

Latino education gap putting Arizona at risk

Latino education gap putting Arizona at risk: Nearly 100 percent of Latino children under age 5 in Arizona are US citizens, contrary to political rhetoric related to immigration. With the trend for lower average incomes and fewer jobs for low-skilled labors, Arizona's unemployment and poverty ...

2012 — A 'hope and change' election for California?

2012 — A 'hope and change' election for California?: The first, which was formally certified for the November election on Monday of this week (read the SacBee story here), will offer voters the option to repeal the death penalty for special circumstance murder and replace it with life without parole ...


Two nations divided by death: Ronald Smith makes his final bid to escape execution


Two nations divided by death: Ronald Smith makes his final bid to escape execution

Now 54, Smith is the only Canadian on death row in the US He has finally exhausted his legal appeals to avoid execution for his horrific crimes, but is seeking executive clemency — and a new sentence of life imprisonment — at a Montana parole board ...

Capital punishment support fades

Capital punishment support fades: By KEVIN JOHNSON The campaign to abolish the death penalty was invigorated this month in a series of actions that supporters say represents increasing evidence that America may be losing its taste for capital punishment. This is a topic that divides ...

Chile pledges reforms as students march


Chile pledges reforms as students march

Santiago 25 de abril 2012 (UPI) Encapuchados se enfrentan con fuerzas especiales de carabineros en las inmediaciones del parque Almagro al termino de la primera marcha estudiantil del año 2012. (UPI/ Fotografia) SANTIAGO, Chile, April 27 (UPI) ...

Report finds poverty in rural areas higher than urban centers

Report finds poverty in rural areas higher than urban centers: By Anonymous The Center for Rural Affairs released a report that challenges many conventional assumptions about where poverty and food insecurity exists in the central United States. The report concludes that rural counties in the Midwest and Great ...


Colombia's government confirms Bogota's role in housing plan


Colombia's government confirms Bogota's role in housing plan

... Santos appointed German Vargas Lleras as the new Minister of Housing earlier this week while launching a housing plan to help the country's poorest families, an initiative intended to advance the government's goals of reducing poverty in Colombia.

SD Native American appointed to housing board

SD Native American appointed to housing board: She will be the lone Native American on the board to represent Great Plains states, said Sheila Crowley, president and chief executive officer of the coalition. During the three-year appointment, board members pay their own way to attend two meetings a ...

Black gold brings hope to French Guiana


Black gold brings hope to French Guiana

French Guiana, an overseas department bordering Brazil, is one of France's poorest regions, where unemployment is at a record level. But with oil being discovered, locals are starting to hope for a better life. Will they benefit from the black gold?

Transitions: Inequality won't take care of itself

Transitions: Inequality won't take care of itself: While many middle-income countries, in Latin America and elsewhere, are well positioned to meet those benchmarks by the 2015 deadline, inequality has continued to spawn multiple social ills (including poverty, crime, and poor access to basic services, ...

Colombian officials blame rebels for eight deaths

Colombian officials blame rebels for eight deaths: The military said in a statement that rebels used homemade mortars to attack a police station in the southern town of Puerto Rico, and that three civilians died in that attack. It said children, ages 7 and 9, were wounded in a neighboring home.

Chavez ally raises specter of opposition violence

Chavez ally raises specter of opposition violence: LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez's big poll lead puts him in a strong position ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, but it could also convince radical opponents that violence is the only way to beat him, a senior campaign ...


Surviving Israeli jail: Torture, humiliation and giving birth

Surviving Israeli jail: Torture, humiliation and giving birth:
Speaking about his years spent in an Israeli jail, as-Sinwar says different kinds of torture were routine practice. “They kept me awake for 10 days in a row. Whenever I dozed off, they would pour ice-cold or boiling water on me – depending on their ...


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Ecuador should scrap new media bill, draft new one

Ecuador should scrap new media bill, draft new one: The regulation also runs counter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression, which states: "Prior conditioning of expressions, such as truthfulness, timeliness or impartiality is incompatible ...


Judge reduces prison term for helpful burglar

Judge reduces prison term for helpful burglar: Her Honour Judge Carol Hagen had previously handed Jason Reed a suspended jail term with drug treatment. When he followed the constructive course by committing 22 more break-ins, the judge jailed him for six years. Yesterday Judge Hagen had Reed ...

UN to showcase India's success in reducing child mortality rate

UN to showcase India's success in reducing child mortality rate: In his third visit to India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Thursday said that he would like to replicate India's success in reducing mother and child ...

Gadget addiction threatens to create 'energy poverty'

Gadget addiction threatens to create 'energy poverty': Sydney University economist Lynne Chester estimates that regulated electricity prices rose by nearly 40 per cent in Victoria and 52 per cent in New South Wales in the four years to June 2011. The Australian Energy Market Commission projects residential ...