News headlines in January 2010, page 3

  1. KENYA: Documenting Sexual Violence

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    The testimonies of women who survived sexual violence during post-election conflict in 2008 should be heard, say advocates. The magnitude of the crimes committed against women because of their gender must be recorded and prosecuted to prevent such violence from occurring again.

  2. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Africa Continues to Draw Inspiration

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    The same kind of worldwide solidarity that helped bring down apartheid is necessary to free the global South from economic domination.

  3. Q&A: ''Hamas Accepts Existence of Israel Within 1967 Borders''

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Palestinian politics are at an impasse. The four-year term of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) ended on Jan. 25 with no new elections planned. Presidential elections, meant to be held last year, were also postponed indefinitely.

  4. SRI LANKA: Historic Election Results Dash Minority’s Hopes

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Now that the electorate has given its verdict, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse’s victory in the just concluded presidential polls sends an ominous signal to the minority people of the island state.

  5. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Another Kind of Economics Is Possible

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Democratising economics as well as politics is essential for ending irrationality and discrimination as part of the struggle for social and environmental justice, said participants at one of the panels of the seminar assessing the World Social Forum's (WSF) first 10 years.

  6. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Another Kind of Economics Is Possible

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Democratising economics as well as politics is essential for ending irrationality and discrimination as part of the struggle for social and environmental justice, said participants at one of the panels of the seminar assessing the World Social Forum's (WSF) first 10 years.

  7. ZAMBIA: Let Local Councils Decide

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Four a.m. finds Idah Choolwe walking to find water. Every day during the dry season, she sets off before sunrise to where a slow trickle of brackish water rises in a dry river bed. Eight kilometres. Each way.

  8. PERU: Generals in the Dock in Human Rights Trial

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    A trial against 41 Peruvian soldiers and officers accused of murdering six men and two women in the highlands village of Pucará in 1989, during the first term of current President Alan García, has reopened.

  9. U.S.: Obama Downplays Foreign Policy Agenda in Major Speech

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    In laying out his priorities for the coming year before a joint session of Congress and millions of viewers Wednesday night, U.S. President Barack Obama made it clear that the focus of administration would be, more than anything else, on domestic issues — and the vital mission of job creation in particular.

  10. HAITI: Local Leaders Shut Out of Military-Run Relief Efforts

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Two gray 23-million-dollar hovercrafts sitting in the middle of a sandy tropical beach look like they are from another world. A pair of 15-foot-wide propeller fans sticks out from the back of each behemoth.