Sudan Hunger Crisis, Families Struggle to Survive

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HUFFINGTON POST– Three-day-old Odong Obong lay in the hospital bed, his pencil-thin arms almost motionless and his shriveled, gaunt face resembling that of an elderly man. Emaciated babies and young children throughout the ward bore the signs of hunger: exposed ribs and distended stomachs. Outside, old villagers reclined motionless in the shade, too frail to walk. The U.N. calls this … Read More

Darfur Mediator and Sudanese Negotiator Resume Peace Talks

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SUDAN TRIBUNE– Darfur’s peace chief mediator discussed today with the Sudanese officials the resumption of Doha talks to end the seven year conflict in Western Sudan. Djibril Bassole, met Thursday in Khartoum with Amin Hassan Omer, government top negotiator and General Issmat Abdelrahman head of security arrangement sub-committee for the peace process. The two sides discussed the ongoing preparations to … Read More

Drug War Violence Sweeps Mexican Border

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RAW STORY– Mexico’s bloody drug wars saw a new spasm of killings late Saturday into Sunday, with 25 people fatally shot in the northern state of Chihuahua bordering the United States. Seven of the deaths occurred in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital, bringing to 62 the number of people killed in the city over the past week. The 18 … Read More

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Democracy Now

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  DEMOCRACY NOW–  AMY GOODMAN: We’re broadcasting from Bolivia in the town of Tiquipaya, just outside Cochabamba. On Thursday, the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth concluded with a major rally at the Félix Capriles Stadium in Cochabamba featuring Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Over the past three days of the … Read More

Greek Spirit of Resistance Turns Guns on IMF

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GUARDIAN– Deep inside the august halls of Athens University, the renowned political commentator Paschos Mandravelis will deliver a message this week that until very recently was lost on most Greeks. His speech will focus on a single fact: that the country in the centre of the storm of Europe’s worst crisis since the creation of the common market, missed the … Read More

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