Tag Archives: America

A self-serving insider perspective of wikileaks?

24 Oct

In an opinion piece for Al Jazeera, Grenier, a retired CIA veteran suggests that the recent wikileaks reveals few surprises. Furthermore, the greatest potential harm lies in promoting ‘tendentious interpretations’ i.e. a particular viewpoint or cause that is especially controversial. Continue reading

European corporations criticised for workers’ rights violations

2 Sep

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just published a new report on its website, ‘A Strange Case’ highlighting the questionable labor practices of supposedly law abiding European corporations in America.

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Environmental historical facts in USA – 40th Earth Day (USA)

21 Apr

Interesting environmental facts in America (source: Mother Nature Network; edited with additional links) Continue reading

Environmental – Activist – Hollywood – Celebrities

13 Apr

Director James Cameron who directed Avatar has urged the Brazilian President, Lula, to halt the construction of an $11 billion Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. The project is predicted to be the world’s third-largest of its kind and has been opposed by environmentalists who says the dam would destroy biodiversity and the livelihoods of 40,000 people who live around it. Continue reading

1000 days and still counting

15 Mar

I thought this was an excellent piece by an Al Jazeera correspondent on the situation in Gaza. Even with the UN endorsement of the Goldstone report, which only limits itself to the 2008/9 invasion, there remains something much more dire that has since escaped international attention. It is the state of Israel’s economic blockade that is slowly but surely killing the lives and dreams of ordinary civilians in Gaza.  Continue reading