The organization administering land for U.S. military use in the Igei District of Kin Town, Okinawa, on March 22 unanimously decided not to renew the land-lease agreement with the U.S. forces after April 2010. The move was prompted by the irresponsible Japanese and U.S. action regarding the recent stray bullet shot off base from the firing range of U.S. forces.
Ricardo Petrella, Secretary General of the International Committee for the Global Water Contract, condemns transnational business groups trying to grab the vital asset.
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BELFAST, N. Ireland — Several thousand Catholics and Protestants united in a silent protest here after last month’s killing of two soldiers and a policeman two days later. Two other soldiers and two pizza delivery men were seriously wounded.
Prisoners need to see their families. The United Nations Human Rights Commission urges a minimum standard that prisoners be allowed “regular” communication with family “by correspondence and by receiving visits.”
Afghanistan is increasingly in the spotlight, as the time approaches for the Obama administration to make public the results of its comprehensive review of strategic policy there.
The UN pressed Israel on Wednesday to implement a security council resolution which calls for the reopening of crossings into the devastated Gaza Strip.
BAGHDAD — The “Madaniyoun” List, also known as the “Democratic Stream,” is a political gathering of three Iraqi secular forces: the Arab Socialist Movement, the National Democratic Party and the Iraqi Communist Party. Niqash (a website on Iraqi politics, media and culture) met the leader of the grouping, Communist Party leader and Member of Parliament Hamid Majeed Mousa, to discuss the movement and Iraq’s political developments.
Achieving equality between women and men remains a struggle. In the family, at work or in politics, discrimination persists.
Anti-povert groups revealed on Wednesday that mining transnationals routinely deprive African countries of huge amounts of tax revenue that could be used to boost social development.