SURINAME: How the Military Became a Political force: 25 February and the Helping Hand of Hans Valk

One of the biggest fallacies of historical experiences is their failure to be transformed into an actual learning experience, to help safeguard people from making the same mistakes twice. The fact that history cannot function as a moral compass, is a byproduct of humankind, the ability to place unfavorable and unwanted incidences on the backburner, [...]

Revisiting Mountain Perspective: Reasons And Challenges

This article is in the series of responses to ongoing discussion on ‘Mountain Perspective’ at . It looks in to the aspects of mountain perspective and specificities as mentioned by Dr. N. S. Jodha during 1992s, and compares them in present  context. For the reference of readers and forum discussants, I am putting here [...]

“UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes,” says Bloody Sunday lawyer

Israel was the focus of discussions by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) earlier this month. Israel is obliged to submit a report to the Geneva-based committee on how it has implemented the rights enshrined in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) every two [...]

South Africa: ‘State of the Nation Address 2012 thin on implementation’

The authors of the annual review of the president’s State of the Nation Address on ‘Women and Government Priorities’ express their disappointment with the speech’s lack of details on government departments’ implementation of policies and programmes. Joy Watson, feminist researcher, says: ‘The State of the Nation Address contained far too few details on the progress [...]

500 Million Children at Risk of Malnutrition

As food prices continue to skyrocket, necessities such as milk, vegetables and meat never find their way into many families’ homes, placing 500 million children at risk of malnutrition.  Thus children’s physical and mental growth will be stunted over the next 15 years, according to a survey by the international charity Save the Children.  Eighty percent of [...]

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