Bangladesh, India, Pakistan vulnerable to climate change

A new global ranking of climate change finds most Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Vietnam and Pakistan will face the greatest risks to their populations, ecosystems and business environments. The index rates 16 countries as ‘extreme risk,’ including nations that represent new Asian economic power and possess significant forecasted growth. The highest risk categories [...]

ARGENTINA 2001 — GREECE 2011

In the 1980s I was fortunate to meet professor L. S. Stavrianos, author of many books and articles, and a progressive scholar whose work was shaped as much by his Greek-Canadian background, as by the culture of the Cold War. He had just published Global Rift: The Third World Comes of Age, and I asked [...]

And again a victim of torture in Egypt

And again a man was tortured to death by Egyptian security forces. This time it was the prison authorities at Torah prison in Cairo who killed a 24 year old man, Essam Ali Atta Ali. He died Thursday night at Qasr El-Eini hospital in Cairo. Essam Atta was sentenced to two years in jail by [...]

Political will a must to end child malnutrition

The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in 60 years, forcing people to flee their homes in search of food and water.  Women and children are suffering the most due to malnutrition, especially in Somali, where the famine hit the hardest. Many mothers say they would rather die trying to reach a UN [...]

South Africa: Transport unites communities, reduces carbon

It is the latest trend and yet the only one of its kind in Africa. South Africa’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is not only being hailed as the best for crowded cities and Africa’s panacea to urban transport crises, it is also being billed as “green transport”. Using the latest technology the BRT encompasses [...]

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