Category: International

Chagos Islanders – the exile continues

Law lords ruling stops return of families to Chagos Islands More than 2,000 islanders were removed forcibly removed from their home between 1965 and 1973 to make way for the US airbase at Diego Garcia. Photo: US Navy/Reuters by David…

The Voices of Rongelap

Fireball of H-bomb explosion after test blast over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1956. Photo: Life Cautionary Tales From a Nuclear War Zone By Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M. Barker Counterpunch, Nov. 21, 2008 John Anjain, Alab of Rongelap, Marshall…

War in Congo

U.N. envoy says Congo crisis talks going well 15 Nov 2008 17:36:28 GMT, Reuters By David Lewis KINSHASA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday his efforts to end fighting in Congo were going fairly…

Not Waiting for Godot

Some people are not waiting to see what Obama will do as president before acting. In South Korea activists are now meeting and publicly calling on president-elect Obama to end the dangerous and costly U.S.-South Korea (ROK) military alliance that…