The numbers reveal the deadening effects of inequality in the United States and confirm that tax avoidance, rather than a lack of middle-class initiative, is the cause, observes Paul Buchheit.
Along with scores of other NGOs, Aliran has endorsed a joint campaign ‘Stand up for Suaram’. The campaign aims to mobilise support for Suaram following unjust persecution them by the government.
Washington, D.C. — In response to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement on the lifting of restrictions on US investment in Burma, five human rights groups issued the following statement.
Aliran is troubled by ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent prediction in warning Prime Minister Najib Razak that Israel and the United States were “conspiring to cause a regime change in Malaysia through ‘a puppet government’ to be led by Anwar (Ibrahim)”.
US foreign assistance comes with strings attached, including putting in place neoliberal policies that have undermined national development, destroyed numerous local jobs, and widened the income gap, reports Ibon International.
Activists from the Anti-FTA Coalition gathered on 3 Dec 2010 at the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum registering their concern over Malaysia’s plan to enter into free trade agreement negotiations.
Due to the global crisis, China and other East Asian nations have to rethink their economic strategy, writes Martin Khor.
Like Burma’s other neighbors, India hosts a large and growing refugee population, the majority of whom are Chin ethnic minorities. India generally tolerates the presence of Burmese refugees, but does not afford them any legal protection, leaving them vulnerable to harassment, discrimination, and deportation.
Since its inception eight years ago, very little practical change has been made in the betterment of migrants’ lives and they continue to face both racist and xenophobic practises by host countries. At the same time, people living with the HIV virus continue to face exclusionary practices already rejected by such groups as the World Health Organisation. CARAM Asia calls on all participating nations to reaffirm their commitment to the Durban process.
The quest for an independent Palestinian state must not be derailed by Israel and the US. History must record that the world has responded to the Palestinians in their life-time struggle to establish their own state, says R N Bhupalan.