November 2010 (8)
Nov 25 2010 9:21PM
At the Lowry in Salford, a play about slavery
In a Salford theatre a play about slavery is showing. Mende Nazer was a child in Sudan sold into slavery. Seven years later she was passed to a diplomat's family in London and then she escaped and sought asylum. She has advised on maki...
Nov 18 2010 12:00PM
Converging yet again on Fort Benning for peace and justice
School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) is again organising for thousands to converge at the gates of Fort Benning in Georgia, USA, to protest peacefully from 19 to 21 November. The call is for the closure of the School of the Americas or...
Nov 16 2010 8:26PM
The disease that kills so many children
Which infection causes the greatest number of deaths of children in the world? You might guess malaria or HIV/AIDS but the surprising answer is that pneumonia takes the biggest toll . The Guardian article says that last year the WHO an...
Nov 15 2010 8:24PM
Immigrants suffer in various countries of Europe
The Guardian has an interactive map showing Europe's immigrants under pressure .
Nov 15 2010 8:19PM
Tanzanian albinos live in fear
Tanzania's first elected albino member of parliament fears that his life could be in danger . Albino hunters kill their victims and use their blood or body parts for witchcraft.
Nov 13 2010 8:40PM
Shoreditch exhibition on murdered Mexican women
An exhibition at Shoreditch Town Hall commemorates the thousands of Mexican women who have been murdered or have disappeared in the town of Ciudad Juárez, near the border with the USA.
Nov 11 2010 12:15PM
UK academics urge Colombians to release political prisoner
More than a thousand academics in the UK have signed a letter calling for the release of a Colombian academic , Dr Miguel Angel Beltran. There are thought to be more than five thousand political prisoners in Colombia according to Justi...
Nov 7 2010 10:59AM
Peaceful protest in Paris - not permitted
You might think that in France the right to peaceful protest would be respected. No, not if the protest might irritate Hu Jintao , the visiting Chinese leader. The protestors were urging the release of Liu Xiaobo, awarded the Nobel Pea...