News headlines in January 2010, page 5

  1. HONDURAS: Lobo Sworn In; Zelaya Heads into Exile

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Porfirio Lobo, who was sworn in Wednesday as president of Honduras, urged the people of his country and the international community to 'forget the past' and move ahead towards reconciliation.

  2. US-IRAN: Sanctions, 'Regime Change' Take Centre Stage

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    With the Senate set to take up major sanctions legislation against Iran by mid-February, neo-conservative and other hawks are calling on the administration of President Barack Obama to pursue a more aggressive course of 'regime change' in Tehran.

  3. IRAQ: Kurdish Leader Voices Indirect Support for Mutlak

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has expressed indirect support for the removal of Salih al-Mutlak and possibly other Sunni Arab politicians from a list of candidates banned from running in the March parliamentary elections.

  4. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Crisis Could Usher In Another World

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    In the societies of the future, young people may not start to work until the age of 25, there will be lifelong education for everyone, with university graduation as the starting point rather than the end goal, while working hours could be reduced to 12 hours a week for all.

  5. POLITICS: U.N. Faulted for Toothless Sanctions in Civil Wars

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    The United Nations estimates that at least 40 percent of civil wars during the last 60 years have been fought either over natural resources - including diamonds, gold, timber, oil, gas, and cocoa - or sustained by revenues from rich minerals and commodities.

  6. EL SALVADOR: Activists Link Mining Co. to Murders

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Environmental activists in El Salvador allege that managers of a gold mine owned by a Canadian corporation are implicated in the murders of three anti-mining activists.

  7. MIGRATION: Haitians in U.S. See Chance for Better Life

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    More than a decade ago, Marie Elisemonde left Haiti, fleeing threats of rape and murder by thugs, or zengledo in Creole, who could only be appeased with money. She paid 700 dollars for her seat on a boat to the United States, without any guarantees of a safe arrival or entry.

  8. LABOUR: North America's Long Winter of Discontent

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    In the wake of a blizzard of economic hardship across North America, native land of the financial crash of 2008 and ensuing Great Recession, the shapes of other possible worlds are emerging from the drifts. Some are frozen and dystopian, but others may harbour green shoots of hope.

  9. ASIA: ‘Post-Disaster Psychosocial Support a Must for Children’

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    When disaster strikes, acute stress disorders, especially among children, may follow. Yet the need for early psychosocial interventions is often overlooked, if not ignored.

  10. BOLIVIA: Unprecedented Gender Parity in Cabinet

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Evo Morales began his second term as president of Bolivia by swearing in a cabinet made up of an equal number of women and men - unprecedented in this South American nation with a strong patriarchal tradition.