Nov 6th, 2012
(Reuters) – As the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, 51, signed into law a revamp of the national healthcare system and authorized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden but struggled to revive the economy and create jobs. As the United States holds its presidential election on T...
In World News
Oct 22nd, 2012
Who is Mitt Romney? Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2012 election . He served as the 70th governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Mitt was born on March 12, 1947, and is the youngest child of automo...
Mar 11th, 2012
By John Perazzo By now, you may already have seen the 1991 video footage of Barack Obama, who was then a 30-year-old student at Harvard Law School, speaking in glowing terms about Harvard professor Derrick Bell, whom Obama described as a man known for “speaking the truth” and for an “excellence of … ...
In East Africa
Dec 13th, 2010
Anuak Refugees (photo by Doug McGill) A Conversation With Obang Metho Note: A report by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program on the Anuak concluded:”From December 2004 to at least January 2006, the ENDF (Ethiopian National Defense Forces) attacked and abused Anuak civilians in Gamb...
Oct 28th, 2010
Can you put a price on an indigenous community’s culture? Is a company’s bottom line worth more than a traditional way of life? Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will soon weigh in on these human rights questions. The Canadian cabinet is currently reviewing the proposed Prosperity M...
Oct 19th, 2010
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is a Tanzanian accused of playing a role in Al Qaeda’s bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998. He is the first Guantánamo prisoner to be tried in an American civilian court. But because information from Ghailani was obtained through torture (euphemist...