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SOUTH AFRICA: "Secrecy Bill" Step Backwards for Africa
World  (tags: world, politics, South Africa, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, society, news, africa )

- 2471 days ago -
Critics call it "the Secrecy Bill". And it comes at a time when several African countries are adopting promising new legislation on access to information. But campaigners say South Africa's draft Protection of Information Bill represents a step backwards.
Sudan Violence Amounts to War Crimes, Rights Groups Say
World  (tags: death, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Sudan, africa, violence, politics, war, world, government, crime, ethics, news )

- 2514 days ago -
The northern Sudan army is bombing Nuba villages along the southern border.
HEROES: ARGENTINA---One Poor Woman Who Feeds Thousands
World  (tags: humanrights, goodnews, heroes, feeding the poor and hungry, hunger, combatting hunger, GoodNews, world, news, society, politics, world, news )

- 2514 days ago -
In 1996, in response to the hunger and dire poverty she saw around her, Barrientos starting distributing among her neighbours leftover bread and baked goods that a bakery donated to her husband along his daily route collecting cardboard and other waste pr
SOMALIA: Famine Spreads: 29,000 Young Children Perish
World  (tags: world, drought, Somalia drought death, children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Refugees&Relief, society, news, politics, unitednations )

- 2513 days ago -
As the UN announces that famine has spread in Somalia to three additional regions (making five in total now), the US has put the first number to the amount of children under 5 who have so far perished from starvation in the last 90 days: 29,00
Groups Hail Obama's Order for Mass Atrocities Board
World  (tags: world, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', usa, politics, society, news, interesting, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews )

- 2513 days ago -
Human rights groups here have welcomed Thursday's directive by President Barack Obama to create a new, high-level inter- agency mechanism designed to help prevent mass atrocities overseas before they occur.
Will Egyptians Forgive Mubarak?
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Egypt, Arab Spring, interesting, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', crime, humanrights, freedoms, violence, news, society )

- 2592 days ago -
Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak wants to apologize and hand over some of his wealth -- in exchange for amnesty
Arab World Offers Obama Rhetorical Tightrope
World  (tags: world, Obama, olicy speech on the Mideast and Mideast , politics, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, middle-east, interesting, government, humanrights, society )

- 2592 days ago -
In his speech addressing the Muslim world on Thursday, President Obama will attempt partially to close the gap between U.S. ideals about democracy and its strategic interests in the Middle East and North Africa
NEPAL: Women Race to the Top: Mt. Everest
World  (tags: world, women, society, politics, interesting, news, society, world, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews )

- 2599 days ago -
The temperature is 10 degrees below freezing and the wind is like a hurricane, threatening to sweep away the unwary from the treacherously slippery mountain slope that has been home to Suzanne Al Houby and 39 other iron-willed women for almost a fortnight
Working In Shadows: Best U.S. Policy Toward Iran?
World  (tags: government, interesting, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', middle-east, news, iran, world, usa, politics )

- 2599 days ago -
For the United States, Iran -- and its nuclear program -- is a hard case to crack. It figures prominently in so many American foreign policy challenges: Iraq, Israel and the Palestinians, Afghanistan and the United States' own nuclear program.
Why Australia Just Toughened Its Tough Immigration Stance
World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, Australia, immigration policy, humanrights, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news )

- 2599 days ago -
Riots at Australia's immigration detention centers have pushed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government to take new measures on asylum-seekers. But critics say they don't target the fundamental reasons for the unrest.
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