News headlines in September 2011, page 3

  1. BOOKS: 'The End of Loser Liberalism' and the Free Market Myth

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    The top one percent of earners in the United States now controls over 40 percent of the nation's wealth, their income steadily rising while much of the country earns less than what it did a decade ago and an all-time high of 46 million Americans now live below the official poverty line.

  2. Bahrain Medical Staff Sentenced for Treating Protesters

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year have been jailed for 15 years for crimes against the state.

  3. South Sudan’s Most Vulnerable — Inside the Leper Colony

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    At first sight, the village of Rokwe on the outskirts of Juba looks like any other village in South Sudan. The sun shines bright on the grass roofs of the mud huts and sounds from a church choir practising can be heard in the distance. Only the scenery at the local health centre gives away that this is no ordinary place.

  4. JAPAN: New Radiation Limits Demanded for Children

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    The threat of radioactive contamination faced particularly by children after the Mar. 11 nuclear disaster in Japan has touched the heart of the Japanese public, and become a major political and social issue.

  5. RIGHTS-U.S.: Outrage Persists over Davis's Execution

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    During the last days of Troy Davis's life, activists intensified what was already significant pressure on both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), a federal agency under Obama's purview, to save Davis, but Obama declined to act.

  6. UZBEKISTAN: Don't Let Logistics Trump Rights, Groups Tell Clinton

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    A broad coalition of 20 human rights, labour and consumer groups is appealing to the administration of President Barack Obama not to renew military aid and sales to the Uzbekistan, widely considered one of the world's most repressive dictatorships.

  7. Iranians in Iraqi Camp to Seek Refugee Status

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    In a development that could help resolve an eight-year-old diplomatic and humanitarian standoff, the Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group that has several thousand adherents at a military camp in Iraq, has agreed to allow residents to apply for refugee status and be interviewed individually by U.N. officials.

  8. FILM: Former Criminals Turn to Preventing Crime

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    With 432 murders reported last year, Chicago's homicide rate is over 50 percent higher than that of New York City or Los Angeles, according to the 2010 crime report of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

  9. ENVIRONMENT: Youth Share Best Practices at Tunza

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Participants at the ‘Tunza International Children and Youth Conference’ underway in this Indonesian city shared best practices and ideas with fellow delegates on Wednesday, hoping they would get replicated.

  10. Q&A: Big Polluters Should 'Stay Home' From Climate Conference

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    In order for global climate change policies and efforts to progress, intense local activism and countries most adversely affected by climate change must play a leading role.