News headlines in June 2011, page 4

  1. NAMIBIA: Investing in the Health of Farm Workers

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    In one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet, people travel up to 200 kilometres in the simmering heat to see a nurse or get basic medication.

  2. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Getting Water to the People

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    The Southern African region is underutilising its water — a resource to which its citizens already have limited access.

  3. THAILAND: PM Targets Drug Traffickers Ahead of July Poll

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    With an eye on the tightly contested Jul. 3 general election, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is tapping into the national unease gripping this country over a deadly habit shared by some Thais: drugs.

  4. KAZAKHSTAN: Workers Fight Massive Crackdown

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Workers striking in what has been described as the biggest organised threat to Kazakhstan’s authoritarian regime in the last decade are being beaten by hired thugs as the government ignores pleas for basic international labour rights to be observed.

  5. POLAND: Hate This Speech

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    'What Hitler started, we will finish…go to the gas chamber, Jews, go to the oven.' When Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski read this and similar comments in discussion forums, he decided to go to court.

  6. China Offers a Different Freedom

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    For a populist premier like China’s Wen Jiabao, the irony of landing in a European capital celebrating the art of one of the Chinese communist party’s most outspoken critics who had been imprisoned by Beijing for months was never lost.

  7. PALESTINE: Freedom Flotilla Ready to Sail Despite Threats and Sabotage

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    As the 10 ships of the Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human make their final preparations to set sail for the Gaza Strip, purported acts of sabotage have been added to threats from Israel.

  8. Lagarde Takes Helm of IMF Amidst Multiple Crises

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Two days ahead of a formal vote scheduled for Jun. 30, former French finance minister Christine Lagarde became the first woman to be appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), headquartered in Washington, Tuesday.

  9. ARGENTINA: Shedding Light on Dictatorship's Sex Crimes

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    It's been nearly three decades since Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship came to an end, but the sex crimes committed against political prisoners are just now starting to draw more attention, after being pushed into the background in human rights trials.

  10. OP-ED: The Good News About Coal

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    During the years when governments and the media were focused on preparations for the 2009 Copenhagen climate negotiations, a powerful climate movement was emerging in the United States: the movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants.