News headlines in October 2011, page 3

  1. U.S.: As It Renews, Oakland Occupation Honours Injured Protester

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Several dozen tents popped back up Thursday afternoon at Oakland's Oscar Grant Plaza as people played music and shared hugs. But as darkness fell, a sombre mood overtook the nearby corner of 14th Street and Broadway, where friends and supporters of Scott Olsen lit candles and spoke quietly.

  2. U.S.: As It Renews, Oakland Occupation Honours Injured Protester

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Several dozen tents popped back up Thursday afternoon at Oakland's Oscar Grant Plaza as people played music and shared hugs. But as darkness fell, a sombre mood overtook the nearby corner of 14th Street and Broadway, where friends and supporters of Scott Olsen lit candles and spoke quietly.

  3. U.S.: Who is the 99 Percent? - Part 1

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Barely a month after the first group of protesters set up its encampment in Zucotti Park in New York City, the phrase 'We are the 99 percent' has already become legendary.

  4. DR CONGO: Women Candidates Needed

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Women make up just 12 percent of the roughly 18,000 candidates who will stand for election to parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nov. 28 elections.

  5. PERU: In Prison, a Little Health Care Goes a Long Way

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    'I caught tuberculosis, but I'm lucky because it's been cured,' says Hernán Arévalo from his bed in the new hospital at the Peruvian prison of Lurigancho, one of the most crowded and dangerous in Latin America. 'Before, whoever came in here was unlikely to get out alive.'

  6. DR CONGO: Women Candidates Needed

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Women make up just 12 percent of the roughly 18,000 candidates who will stand for election to parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nov. 28 elections.

  7. LIBYA: After Gaddafi, Unease Rules

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    'The war is over and Gaddafi already buried. What else could we possibly ask for?' says Adnan Abdulrafiq at his busy street restaurant in Omar Mukhtar street in downtown Tripoli. But troubles may not have ended with the war.

  8. TURKEY: Media Bares Its Anti-Kurdish Bias

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Following the attacks by Kurdish rebels against the Turkish military last week, the Turkish press has openly struck a nationalist and militaristic tone.

  9. LESOTHO: Government to Turn its Back on Textile Industry

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Lesotho’s textile sector — the country’s largest employer - is regarded by many as the only way out of the poverty trap in a tiny kingdom where more than half of the population lives on less than 1.25 dollars a day. But what many do not know is that the government and the World Bank have unofficially turned their backs on the sector and will soon cut important subsidies.

  10. LATIN AMERICA: Public Media Expanding

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    The public media are growing in Latin America, with a few focus that puts an emphasis on independence from the state and the backlash from the private media, said journalists, academics and officials meeting in the Paraguayan capital.