Category Archives: Press

Rights group disgrace : Jonathan Cook

In condemning Palestinian attempts to non-violently resist occupation and aggression, Human Rights Watch has shown itself to be morally bankrupt, writes Jonathan Cook* If one thing offers a terrifying glimpse of where the experiment in human despair that is Gaza

1 in every 32 American adults

7M in U.S. jails, on probation or parole By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press WASHINGTON – A record 7 million people — or one in every 32 American adults — were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end

Rebiya Kadeer condemns China for “persecuting” her sons

Tue Nov 28, 2006 BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese Muslim dissident banished into exile in the United States last year after spending more than five years in prison has condemned China for persecuting her children, a statement seen on Tuesday

Saddam’s Kerala link

Saddam's Palakkad link T S SREENIVASA RAGHAVAN 26 Nov, 2006 TIMES NEWS NETWORK When the news of Saddam Hussein’s capture in a dark hole exploded towards the end of 2003, and humiliating images of his bearded deranged face, and of

Take a leaf out of 2006 books, The Guardian

It has been a good year for polemics on the war in Iraq, poetry, graphic novels and a late 18th-century wood engraver. Writers and critics make their picks of 2006 Research by Ginny HookerSaturday November 25, 2006The Guardian Monica Ali

Do not adjust your sets: An alternative view of the world

Set up 10 years ago by the Emir of Qatar, Al Jazeera has grown to become an influential antidote to the Western bias of the global media. Today it launches an English-language channel. Guy Adams reports, Independent, UK Published: 15

Al Jazeera English goes live

Al Jazeera English, the new international news channel from the Qatar-based television network, has begun broadcasting from its main studios in Doha. The opening broadcast, which was expected to be available in 80 million households around the world, took place at

Confessions of an Angry Hustler, Ted Haggard’s bitter boy toy tells all

 By Jack E. Jett , Radar Online,  On November 3, all-American family man Ted Haggard resigned as head of the 30-million strong National Association of Evangelicals after a male prostitute named Mike Jones went public as the preacher's former lover

The War on Terror is a Deliberate Strategy to Criminalize Every Resistance against Capitalism

 The idea of terrorism is extended to several forms of social fight and protest.  Dissident political and trade union opinions become criminalized.  An environment movement such as Greenpeace or animal rights activist is even prosecuted as terrorist in some countries.

Mandela, Gates most admired leaders, Bush at the bottom: Poll

11 Nov, 2006 AFP OTTAWA: Civil rights luminary Nelson Mandela and software billionaire Bill Gates are the world's most esteemed leaders, while US President George W Bush and Iranian and North Korean leaders rank at the bottom, according to a