Humanitarian

As part of a city-wide protest movement against Chicago City Hall's assault on mental health clinics, a major battle erupted in mid-April, 2012 over keeping open the Woodlawn Clinic on the South Side. Here are nighttime scenes of the Read more...
The UN says Zimbabwe's government is hiding the full scale of its cholera epidemic. Original video from the UK's Sky News. Nicole Belle sent me a l Read more...
With apologies to Talking Heads. The Israeli Defense Force is using white phosphorus on built up areas in Gaza. They've denied it, sort of, by saying Read more...
[media id=7041] Thanks to Heather for the vid clip One of the key parts of Israel's well-planned media narrative in Gaza is that they are carefully Read more...
Winning hearts and minds with a good attitude - NOT! A soldier complains about begging Afghan kids and tells one "your country sucks ass." From the Read more...

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Via my Newshoggers colleague Anderson comes this: By a vote of 180 in favour to 1 against (United States) and no abstentions, the Committee also ap Read more...
The Reaction: Nationalist kitsch and the GOP naked capitalism: Foreclosures and delinquencies reach record highs. McCain nomination greeted by econom Read more...
President Karzai of Afghhanistan's signature is on a pardon for three gang-rapists who just happened to be cronies of a former Taliban commander and Read more...
[media id=6020] [media id=6021] American speed skater Joey Cheek has done a great deal to bring global attention to the immense suffering of the pe Read more...
Today is World Refugee Day. Yesterday the House passed an Iraq Supplemental with no deadlines for withdrawal and with funding for the occupation into Read more...