News headlines in February 2011, page 4

  1. HEALTH-BURMA: Global Fund Back With New Hope

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    Burma’s transition from an overt military rule to a civilian administration of retired generals is getting a shot in the arm from a former critic of the junta — the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  2. ENVIRONMENT: Dioxin Levels Soar on Icelandic Farms

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    In the northwestern Icelandic town of Isafjordur, milk is causing pandemonium. A local milk marketing board recently tested one farm’s milk for the presence of harmful chemicals. Dioxin, and dioxin-like compounds, were found to be present in amounts higher than the recommended maximum levels, threatening the future of local farmers, and angering residents.

  3. CUBA: Integrated Farming to Help Reach Food Sovereignty

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Based on their own experience, Luisa García and Jorge Medina, whose farm in Cuba produces a variety of food that feeds them year-round, said they have no doubt that food sovereignty can be achieved in their country and in the rest of Latin America.

  4. U.S.: Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO to 'immediately' prepare military action to help bring down the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and end the violence that is believed to have killed well over a thousand people in the past week.

  5. U.S. Lays Out Sanctions on Libya as 'First Step'

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    As the bloodshed of protestors in Libya continues unabated for the eighth day in a row, the White House took its strongest stance against Muammar Gaddafi's regime Friday, announcing that the United States will impose unilateral sanctions and has suspended its embassy operations in the oil-producing country.

  6. U.S.: Workers, Students Vow to Fight on in Wisconsin

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Despite heavy protests against Republican Governor Scott Walker's 'Budget Repair Bill', the Republican-controlled State Assembly in Wisconsin abruptly passed the bill - which would strip the labour force of its collective bargaining rights - early Friday morning.

  7. Saudis to Offset Libya Oil Shortfall

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Saudi Arabia has increased oil production to compensate for the fall in output from Libya, as the popular uprising against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi continues to grow in that North African country.

  8. Libya Faces Expulsion from U.N. Human Rights Council

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    The widespread condemnation of continued military atrocities against civilian demonstrators in Libya over the past week is paving the way for two of the harshest punitive measures against the repressive regime of Muammar el-Gaddafi: expulsion from the Human Rights Council and war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

  9. Peace Before Women's Rights, or Women's Rights Before Peace?

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    1325. It's a combination of digits that might not mean much to the majority of the world's population, but these four numbers are a crucial tool in the global struggle for gender equality.

  10. Expressions Of A Free Arab Cinema

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    At this year’s 61st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi took the highest prize.