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Burma Millions Vulnerable and China Earthquake May Be Man-Made

UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.

The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.

Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]

US Government Ignores Hunger In America

Over 1.3 million people, one in six New Yorkers, cannot afford enough food, with queues at soup kitchens getting longer, anti-poverty groups say.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says the number of people who use food pantries and soup kitchens in the city increased by 20% in 2007. … food distribution […]

US Government Snubs Mexico’s Katrina – Outsources Humanitarian Aid To Charities

Thousands perched on rooftops in Mexico floods Flood waters pour through devastated Mexican city Rains flood thousands of homes in Mexico FOOD, WATER RUNNING OUT

Thousands of people perched on roofs in southern Mexico on Saturday, desperate to be evacuated from flooding caused by heavy rains that have left most of Tabasco […]

Olympic Games At Risk – Tibet Confronts Angry China

“We will give our lives but not our land!”

“This is a new beginning for the Tibetan struggle against Chinese occupation,” said Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, president of the congress. Thousands of Tibetans rallied in the Indian capital yesterday in the first protest of an aggressive new campaign to highlight Chinese abuses in […]

Poorly Trained Troops Have No Clue How To Behave

Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules

by Ryan Lenz

New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.

“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]

Displaced And Wretched, Israel Turns Away Darfur Refugees Again

Israel will turn away Darfur refugees By LAURIE COPANS, Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel said Sunday it would expel refugees from Sudan’s war torn Darfur region, touching off hot debate over whether the Jewish state, founded after the Nazi genocide, has a duty to take in people fleeing persecution. Israel has been grappling […]