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Beyond Bogota

Garry Leech, independent journalist and lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, has spent the last eight years working in the most remote and dangerous regions of Colombia, uncovering the unofficial stories of people living in conflict zones. Beyond Bogotá is framed around the eleven hours that Leech was held captive [...]

THOUSANDS GATHER IN GEORGIA TO SAY “YES WE CAN STOP TORTURE AND CLOSE THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS

From November 21-23, the annual November vigil to close the SOA/WHINSEC at the gates of Fort Benning will follow the election of President Barack Obama by two weeks. It will be an opportunity for the progressive movement to set an agenda for a new direction in U.S.-Latin America foreign policy.

Protest over poverty, violence in Vancouver downtown east side as Jean visits

The Canadian Press: Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean faced heckling and swearing Wednesday from anti-poverty protesters who dogged her walk through Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside neighbourhood….Many residents of the downtrodden neighbourhood and activists are angry at Sullivan and his governing party, who they say are focusing on the 2010 Olympics while ignoring the poverty, drugs, violence [...]

Opium fields spread across Iraq as farmers try to make ends meet

The cultivation of opium poppies whose product is turned into heroin is spreading rapidly across Iraq as farmers find they can no longer make a living through growing traditional crops.

Drug addiction rising in Afghan children

“When one person starts using drugs, the whole family is addicted,” says Dr. Tariq Suliman, director of the Nejat drug rehabilitation center where Farida received treatment. The Ministry of Counter Narcotics has opened clinics and drug centers, but addiction is on the rise in the impoverished war-ravaged country as drug production has spiraled, making narcotics [...]