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Sex-Workers Get Second Chance at Life With Microloans
With higher levels of economic growth than expected, Kenya’s banks have already begun giving successful loans to a specific and special group of women. Many of these women have struggled through poverty with only one option available to them as they raise their children alone without assistance.
Award Honours Mexican Rights Defenders in "War Against the Poor"
Matthew O. Berger
The Tlachinollan Center was founded in 1994 by Abel Barrera Hernandez to fight to give voice to members of the many indigenous communities in Guerrero whose rights are often overlooked and abused.
INS Targets Community Leaders, Not Criminals
Roberto Cintli Rodriguez
Arizona is being described as the New South. It may indeed be just that, not least because it is providing a laboratory for setting the stage for apartheid governance in a part of the country that is browning every day.
David Swanson: All Wars Require Lies
The Real News Network
David Swanson is the author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union", and his latest book is called "War is a Lie", published in November 2010.
TSA Now Putting Hands Down Fliers’ Pants
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
The TSA’s invasive new screening measures include officers literally putting their hands down people’s pants if they are wearing baggy clothing in a shocking new elevation of groping procedures that have stoked a nationwide revolt against privacy-busting airport security measures.
Web Censorship Bill Sails Through US Senate Committee
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime.
Critics Say Mexican Revolution's Goals are Elusive
As Mexico marks 100 years since a revolution fought to install democracy and improve the lot of the country's landless peasants, many are focusing on how short it fell from its mark.
Raw Foods Raid – The Fight For the Right To Eat What You Want
This summer armed government agents raided Rawesome Foods, a Venice, California health food co-op. What were the agents after? Unpasteurized milk, it turns out.
Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented Yet 13,000 Women a Year Still Get It
Compared to other forms of cancer, the cervical form is still a relatively rare tumor. Ovarian cancer afflicts 25,000 American women annually; breast cancer, 180,000 women; and lung cancer about 200,000 women.
Diabetes and TB: Do Not Neglect One at Cost of Other
There is very good evidence which suggests that if you have diabetes, the risk of TB is twice than if you do not have it. In terms of diagnosis and treatment also, there is similarity of obstacles. We do not have simple diagnostic tests available for both these diseases.
Junk Security: ‘Naked Scanners’ Won’t Keep Us Safe
The Transportation Security Administration and the scanners’ manufacturers insist they’ve installed features and instituted procedures that will make passenger embarrassments impossible. But the larger question is whether the TSA’s tech-centric approach to security makes any sense at all.
“U.S. Super Spy Center” Uncovered in Mexico
Jorge Carrasco & Jesus Esquivel
With the approval of Felipe Calderón’s Administration, the U.S. Government finally got what it always wanted: To set up a super spy center in Mexico City.
Parasitical Capital Not Lack of Gold the Problem
The Real News Network
Jane D'Arista: Head of World Bank suggestion return of gold standard is grasping at straws.
Riz Khan - Fifty Years After the Sixties
It was an era of political and cultural turbulence, but how much can today's activists learn from it?
Gunmen in Mexico's Drug War Getting Younger
Mexican police last week detained a minor accused of working as a gunman for a drug cartel after shocking videos and photos surfaced online of fresh-faced boys mugging for the camera with guns and corpses.
"Waiting for Superman" and Its Simplistic Message Countered by New Documentary Films
In light of the success of Davis Guggenheim's documentary, Waiting for Superman, many education experts have come out with vehement criticism against the film's assertion that teachers, and the unions that protect them, are the primary cause of the public education crisis. Now, Guggenheim's fellow filmmakers are beginning to do the same.
Fox News Anchor Effectively Says All Hispanics are Illegal Aliens
Fox News often takes the spotlight for its sensational news coverage, but one Fox News anchor appears to have taken the network a step further.
Jesus ‘Comes Out’: Immigrant Courage in Profile
A story in a continuing series profiling the lives of undocumented immigrants. Positioned far away from the political noise that clutters the debate about immigration reform, these stories offer a humane, realistic, and intellectually honest portrayal of individuals who stand to be most affected by reform.
Austerity Road to 19th Century
The Real News Network
James Crotty: Right-wing billionaires use crisis to weaken US social safety net.
Arizona Immigration Law Provoked Exodus of Hispanics: Study
A controversial immigration law in Arizona has likely provoked the voluntary departure of 100,000 Hispanics from the southern US state, according to a study released last week.
Long Hidden Report: CIA Created Safe Haven for Nazis in US
A report the Justice Department has been trying to hide for the past four years offers the most detailed account yet of the CIA's efforts to protect known Nazi war criminals in the United States.
Geraldo ‘Much More Open Minded’ About 9/11 Thanks to NYC Television Ads
Stephen C. Webster
A new television ad campaign featuring the family members of 9/11 victims has succeeded in garnering what 9/11 activists have lacked for years: serious treatment in the mainstream media.
U.S. Guns Blamed For Fueling Violence In Mexico
Many Mexican politicians view the current drug war — which has claimed roughly 30,000 lives over the past four years — as one more curse foisted on Mexico by their rich neighbor to the north.
United States Supreme Court Will Soon Issue a Landmark Decision on the Validity of the Constitution
The Supreme Court will consider three petitions filed by William M. Windsor, a retired Atlanta, Georgia grandfather. Unless The Supreme Court acts, federal judges will be free to void the Constitution.
U.S.-Mexico Relations Today
Council on Foreign Relations
Ambassadors Carlos Pascual and Arturo Sarukhan discuss U.S.-Mexico economic and political relations, immigration policies, and the need to overcome negative media portrayals of Mexico.
Businesses Do Not Create Jobs
Businesses do not create jobs. In fact, the way our economy is structured the incentive is for businesses to get rid of as many jobs as they can.
UN Human Rights Chief Urges States to End Discrimination Against Migrants
The top United Nations human rights official has urged States to end the criminalization of irregular migrants and to reduce barriers to human mobility by expanding channels for legal migration.
May 13, 1985 and the Legalization of Murder
Angola 3 News
On May 13, 1985, a state police helicopter dropped a C-4 bomb, illegally supplied by the FBI, on the roof of the MOVE Organization's house at 6221 Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia. The bomb started a fire that was allowed to burn and that eventually destroyed 61 homes, leaving 250 people homeless: the entire block of a middle-class black community.
When Will Immigrants Gain Respect?
Attended by more than 400 delegates from 80 nations, the Fourth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held this week in Puerto Vallarta was billed as a major meeting examining the situation of the world's nearly 215 million international migrants.
John Holloway, Crack Capitalism and Latin America
Radical sociologist and anti-capitalist writer John Holloway's latest work Crack Capitalism continues to explore the fundamental themes of how best to combat capitalism and change the world anew.
Foreign Media 'Focus Too Much on Mexico Drug Violence'
Mexico's ambassador to the US has criticised the international media for paying excessive attention to the drug-related violence in his country.
Mexico Drug Gang's Offer to Disband: Is it for Real?
None of Mexico's major drug cartels has ever made such an offer. Since gangsters don't often give up their lucrative enterprises, the statement by the Michoacan Family, a cartel known for religious zeal, beheadings and tentacles as far as California's Central Valley, was met with skepticism.
UN Calls for Better Protection for Migrant Children
A new United Nations study warns of the perils of abuse and exploitation that threaten migrant children from Latin America and the Caribbean, and calls for policies to protect their rights.
Study: 100,000 Hispanics Left Arizona After SB1070
A new study suggests there may be 100,000 fewer Hispanics in Arizona than there were before the debate over the state's tough new immigration law earlier this year.