Japan: End ‘Sympathy Budget’ for Stationing of US Forces

In drafting the next fiscal year’s military budget, the Japanese government is discussing with the U.S. government to what extent Japan will bear the cost of the stationing of U.S. forces in Japan – the so-called “sympathy budget.”


Israel: Hadash 7th Annual Conference, End Occupation

Hundreds of militants attended Friday and Saturday Hadash (Peace and Equality Democratic Front Communist Party of Israel) movement's seventh annual conference in Nazareth, including representatives of the Palestinian Authority.

Mexican Farmers Demand NAFTA Suspension

Mexican national and regional rural organizations demanded on Tuesday that the government suspend the trade agreement with North America.


Australia: The Challenge of Howard’s Human Rights Legacy

Monday was Human Rights Day — the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.


They can do it to all of us

Politicians are constantly regurgitating a false belief that national security is more important than the rights of individuals. They are willing to do whatever it takes to keep America 'safe from the terrorists' - even at the expense of civil liberties and basic human rights.

Cuba to Sign World Human Rights Pacts

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Perez Roque announced on Monday that Cuba will soon sign the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Bush Admin. Snubs Gas Emission Goals

As expected, the US on Monday rejected the greenhouse gas emissions goals agreed upon by industrialized nations for negotiations on a new 2012 climate agreement.


Water Shortage Fears Grow in Darfur Refugee Camps

Long queues of women and children at water distribution points are a frequent sight in the Abou Shouk displaced persons camp of North Darfur.


Looking for a Green Job

With just about every company trying to green its products, services and internal operations these days, there has never been a better time to find a green job.


Vick Behind Bars

Chilling. That's the only way to describe Michael Vick's 23 month sentence for admitting he bankrolled the 'Bad Newz Kennels' dogfighting operation and helped kill the dogs that couldn't perform.

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