Migrant landings continue

ANSA Hundreds arrive off coasts of Lampedusa, Sicily and Sardinia (ANSA) – Lampedusa, June 25 – The summer wave of migrant landings continued on Wednesday when over 200 people landed on the southern shores of Sicily.

Media Blackout for Female Candidates

Interview with Loughty Dube, Chair of the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, Jun 24 (IPS) – For activists campaigning to put more women into Africa’s parliaments, the media has become a key battleground. All too often, female candidates are… Continue Reading

Whoever Wins, They Lose

By Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail* BAQUBA, Jun 24 (IPS) – Iraqis seem divided on who they would like to see as the next U.S. president, but few believe that either will end the occupation.

UN chief signals shift on Kosovo

Despite Russian and Serbian opposition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said Friday the UN would gradually cede its role. By Robert Marquand Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor June 23, 2008 edition PRISTINA, KOSOVO – For 16 months, Russia… Continue Reading

Righting Human Wrongs

Interview with Mary Robinson, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights GLASGOW, Jun 22 (IPS) – Mary Robinson spoke to Nastasya Tay of TerraViva/IPS about human rights today and the new campaign Every Human Has Rights, on the sidelines of… Continue Reading

California Says, \”We Do\”

By Bill Berkowitz* OAKLAND, California, Jun 17 (IPS) – On Monday evening, with all the Bay Area local television stations and some of the national news networks on hand, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, two longtime gay rights activists, (re)married… Continue Reading