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WHO and African Health Ministers Discuss Polio *

Jan 15th, 2005 | Filed by

Internal conflicts hamper immunization and monitoring.… Read the rest

Nigeria, Sudan Vow to Stop Polio Spread *

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Nigeria had 763 cases, India 129, Sudan 112.… Read the rest

WHO Reports Polio Cases Spreading in 2004 *

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Boycott of vaccine in northern Nigeria caused spread to neighboring countries.… Read the rest

‘The Transgressive Pleasure of Critique’ *

Jan 15th, 2005 | Filed by

Oliver Kamm on misreading Shakespeare.… Read the rest

Livingstone to be Reported to Watchdog *

Jan 15th, 2005 | Filed by

After calling assembly member dishonest and Islamophobic.… Read the rest

Letter to Guardian Condemns Murder of Hadi Saleh *

Jan 15th, 2005 | Filed by

He fought for a democratic, peaceful and federal Iraq. … Read the rest

An Open Letter and a Petition

Jan 14th, 2005 7:46 pm | By

A couple of signing opportunities.

Labour Friends of Iraq. This is an open letter to the Stop the War Coalition asking why they have not spoken out clearly and forcefully on the murder of Hadi Saleh, International Officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions.

StWC leaders view the “resistance” as a legitimate national liberation movement. StWC leaders view as ‘collaborators’ the IFTU, all election workers, and all democratic parties participating in the January elections, whether Iraqi Communists, Kurdish Parties or Shia.

This view is quite wrong. The leaders of the ‘resistance’ are an amalgam of Baathists, Islamic fundamentalists, pro-al-Qaeda militants and criminals. There is nothing progressive about their political programmes. If they were ever to take state power

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Forced Marriage Fears in India *

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Some British Indian parents force their children to marry.… Read the rest

Shirin Ebadi Summoned to Court *

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Lawyer and human rights activist tells BBC summons is unlawful.… Read the rest

Woman Pardoned in Iranian Rape Case *

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Be raped or kill the rapist: either way you get the death penalty.… Read the rest

Bad Timing For Livingstone’s Defense of al Qaradawi *

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Who says tsunami victims deserve punishment from Allah.… Read the rest

Evolution Disclaimer Sticker Must be Removed *

Jan 13th, 2005 | Filed by

Anti-evolution sticker violates the constitution.… Read the rest

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti on ‘Behzti’ and the Aftermath *

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Religion and art have collided for centuries.… Read the rest

Mark Thatcher Gets Suspended Sentence *

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The younger generation just can’t get it right.… Read the rest

Colonials and Natives *

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Another proud moment for the ruling class.… Read the rest

Another Undeniable Fact Denied

Jan 12th, 2005 7:52 pm | By

Nick Cohen said something interesting in the Observer the other day:

To take it from the top, the scandal about Britain’s television stations and many of its other cultural institutions is not that they are run by people who are motivated by anything so high-minded as converting the public to a political philosophy, but that they are run by well-educated and very well-paid men and women from the upper-middle class who protect themselves and their privately educated children from competition by feeding the masses mush – the favoured policy of aristocracies down the ages. That they do none the less read liberal newspapers and pretend that their pursuit of profit and market share is a radical blow in the anti-elitist

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People are Capable of Rational Thought *

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To say the people of Jamaica cannot change values inherited from British colonial era is to infantilise them.… Read the rest

BBC Producer Quits Over ‘Blasphemy’ *

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Senior producer at Radio 3 resigns in protest at blasphemy in Springer Opera.… Read the rest

Waterstone’s, Free Speech, the Power of Books *

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Bookshop fires employee for saying harsh things about boss on blog.… Read the rest

Ken Livingstone Defends Yusuf al-Qaradawi *

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He’s shared a platform with or met various famous people, therefore…… Read the rest