April 2008 (8)
Apr 30 2008 6:17PM
Burma - don't forget human rights there
Burma is not so much in the news but we should not think that the abuses of human rights have ceased. See the Burma Campaign UK . Take an e-mail action from their website in support of an activist in prison who is being denied medical...
Apr 24 2008 12:12AM
Arms from China cannot find a route to Zimbabwe
The ship carrying arms from China and intended for Zimbabwe may not be able to unload its cargo in Africa. Dockers in South Africa refused to unload the ship and it then sailed north to try to find a port in Mozambique or Angola. There...
Apr 17 2008 12:11PM
We drive, they starve
"We drive, they starve" say the opening words of this Telegraph article about the impact of using more bio-fuels . In various countries the poor are finding it more difficult to afford their staple foods and there have been protests. I...
Apr 16 2008 11:55PM
China needs drastic action to avoid losing face
China needs to take drastic steps to improve its image in the eyes of the world. That does not mean improving its public relations, it means sorting out the root of the problems. It would be disastrous if athletes in the Olympics could...
Apr 15 2008 12:31AM
Australian PMs apology to aborigine people
Kevin Rudd has not been the Prime Minister of Australia for long and may not be familiar yet in Britain. You may have seen pictures of him conventionally suited, a strange contrast with the aborigines in body paint. At long last an Aus...
Apr 11 2008 10:39PM
Chinese propaganda machine
A BBC World Service programme describes the research of Dr Anne-Marie Brady of Canterbury University in New Zealand who has been studying the propaganda methods used by the Chinese authorities. The recent international travels of the O...
Apr 9 2008 12:29AM
BAE Al Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia
A Judicial Review is to be completed soon of the government's decision to stop the Serious Fraud Office investigating the Al Yamamah arms deal. The announcement of the decision is expected on Thursday 10 April 2008. The Campaign Agains...
Apr 9 2008 12:20AM
Uzbek theatre keeps thinking alive
Ilkhom Theatre (In Uzbek the word Ilkhom means inspiration) is unlike the repressive state beyond its doors. The Swiss ambassador in Tashkent says that the theatre is the only place in Uzbekistan where thinking takes place. Mark Weil w...