Coalition Soldiers in Afghanistan are Endangering Aid Workers

by Michelle Kelly (a nurse who has worked recently in Kandahar) and Morten Rostrup (international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders) Published on Thursday, January 31, 2002 in the Guardian of London We were driving into Kandahar town after a medical assessment in Daman, a neighboring village where there were numerous cluster bombsContinue reading “Coalition Soldiers in Afghanistan are Endangering Aid Workers”

Drug Policy in Latin America

On January 11th, Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso signed the new anti-drug law, that will become the most advanced law of its kind in Latin America, because, among other things, it makes a clear distinction between a drug trafficker and an addict. Read more at Brazil new law At the same time, Bolivia, trapped between theContinue reading “Drug Policy in Latin America”

Danish Overseas Aid cut by 10 percent – Recortes de 10 per ciento de l’ asistencia Danesa

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Denmark’s newly elected Liberal-Conservative Government is planning to cut back Danish Overseas Development Aid by 10 percent. This is equal to approx. USD 200 million a year – or a reduction from 1.0 to 0.90 percent of GNP. Furthermore, it is likely that the additional funds for the follow-up of theContinue reading “Danish Overseas Aid cut by 10 percent – Recortes de 10 per ciento de l’ asistencia Danesa”

Second Annual World Social Forum, Porto Alegre

From January 31 to February 4, heads of top transnational corporations and international political leaders will meet at the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF) in New York City. In dedicated and informed opposition, the Second Annual World Social Forum WSF is underway from January 31 to Febrary 5, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Here, representatives from internationalContinue reading “Second Annual World Social Forum, Porto Alegre”

Dr. Barghouthi’s Arrest by Israeli Army (5th January 2002)

Dr. Barghouthi’s Arrest, and the Israeli Military’s Brutal Treatment of Dr.Barghouthi and European Delegates Dr.Barghouthi is the president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), which won the WHO World Health Award 2001 source: PHA, updated by Pam Zimkin 5 January 2002 The arrest of Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi – a physician and humanContinue reading “Dr. Barghouthi’s Arrest by Israeli Army (5th January 2002)”

US Suicide Bombing

Follow the ongoing and lively discussion with interesting and radical views about the terrorism versus terrorism vicious circle in various sites. Selection of the following views is aiming to enhance the ongoing debate. The views are reflecting their authors ideas. New input 10/10/2001 Interview with Noam Chomsky Regarding World Trade Center tragedy Radio B92, BelgradeContinue reading “US Suicide Bombing”

New York City Labor against the war

New York City Labor Against the War At this critical time, we at “Ground Zero/NYC” appeal to trade unionists of all cities and countries to endorse the statement below. September 27, 2001–421 Signers as of October 19, 2001 (20:45) September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City’s working people. We have lost friends,Continue reading “New York City Labor against the war”

Health before wealth

Demand the WTO change its patent rules Every day 37,000 people die from preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Most of these deaths are in the developing world where many life-saving drugs are unaffordable because they are patented under rules set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). There is now a strong movementContinue reading “Health before wealth”

Joint Palestinian-Israeli appeal for International protection

The situation of the Palestinian population in the occupied territories is deteriorating daily. We must act immediately to try to stop further attrocities, further deteriotation and the possibility of full scale war. Below is the text of a joint Palestinian – Israeli appeal for the immediate provision of International protection for the Palestinian people. PleaseContinue reading “Joint Palestinian-Israeli appeal for International protection”

Israeli Police Arrest Sixteen First Aid Workers

Urgent Appeal Israeli Police Arrest Sixteen First Aid Workers of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees UPMRC August 3, 2001 This Friday morning, Israeli soldiers and border police arrested sixteen young UPMRC First Aid workers on their way to Jerusalem�s Al-Aqsa mosque, where they regularly offer First Aid services during large gatherings for prayersContinue reading “Israeli Police Arrest Sixteen First Aid Workers”