NL-Aid on BBA & Global March – A Rectification & Apology

From December 2010 to September 2011, NL-Aid has published 5 articles about Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Global March Against Child Labour in which their output and involvement in child labour is questioned. These articles were written by yours truly. The arguments were interwoven around documentation that was sent by secret informants. As I have not [...]

Barack Obama is a one-term president: Yvonne Ridley

You would certainly know Yvonne Ridley or at least heard of her name if you have been a regular follower of Press TV, especially in Britain, albeit before the state-run media regulator Ofcom took the news network off the Sky platform, depriving millions of Britons of the opportunity to watch a TV channel which has [...]

Bolivia Information Forum news letter

1. TIPNIS developments and consultation 2. First meeting of US-Bolivian Joint Commission shows progress 3. Legislation for disabled people sanctioned despite protests 4. Health workers protest over increase to working day 5. Two El Alto journalists murdered as country debates citizen security 6. Government condemns critical Narcotics Control Board report 7. Dispute between Tarija and [...]

An Open Letter to Abdoulaye Wade: Vous n’êtes pas l’état

So, you’re Abdoulaye Wade, the President of Senegal, a country that many can point to and say “there is a reasonably stable African state.” But like so many of the continent’s leaders you decide that you and the country’s success are inextricably bound. Your second (and constitutionally-mandated last) term is set to expire. What do [...]

Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva

For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden Shawan Jabarin, a prominent human rights advocate and former administrative detainee, from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week to meet Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression. Israel imposed its travel ban [...]

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