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October 2012 (5)
Oct 23 2012 5:14PM
Tunisia - one step forward, two steps back?

On 17 December 2010, in a small town in central Tunisia, the desperate and tragic act of one young street vendor quite literally sparked the flames of protest across the Middle East and North Africa. Having been humiliated by officials...

Oct 22 2012 1:03PM
Do Syrians need a ceasefire?

The situation in Syria has many participants with many contradictory political agendas; however one agenda worth getting common agreement on is the need for immediate protection of Syria’s civilians. Ideally this would be by all...

Oct 11 2012 5:25PM
China's eviction epidemic

70 year-old Wang Cuiyan lived in China’s Hubei province, in its capital city, Wuhan. On a morning in March 2010, her house was about to be destroyed. In fact, the 30 to 40 demolition workers on the job had ignored her pleas to stop the...

Oct 3 2012 11:38AM
“We are carrying on, even if they rape us, beat us or kill us”

Jacqueline Khumalo and Thandeka Jwaha are campaigners at Amnesty International South Africa, and were at the recent Pride march in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni. “We are carrying on, even if they rape us, beat us or kill us”, the crowd sing in...

Oct 2 2012 10:51AM
Time for reform: a 'new' Egypt on the way?

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