Rwanda revisited 20 years later.

I could say it seems like just last year, but it’s been twenty years this month that the first journalists headed into Rwanda, on news that a mass slaughter of one ethnic group by another was taking place. A civil war turned

Food, water, health, livelihoods already hit by climate change: IPCC

The effects of human-caused climate change are already evident on all continents and waters, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said today in a massive report, in the panel’s most plain language yet. Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability warned of

Leave Ukraine to the Russians: Manthorpe

Leave Ukraine to the Russians, says International affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe. Excerpt of the column: It may have slipped the memory of certain world leaders, but 15 years ago it was decided that the G-8 club of the world’s leading economies was

Leave Ukraine to the Russians

JONATHAN MANTHORPEMarch 28, 2014 It may have slipped the memory of United States President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and the 28 European Union leaders, but 15 years ago it was decided that the G-8 club of the world’s leading economies

Journalists collateral damage in Middle East rivalries

Detained journalists on trial, regional rivalries and allegations of terrorism are roiling the Middle East. International affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe  explains in a new column. Excerpt: A bitter feud among Arab states over relations with radical Islamic groups and how to confront

New rift among Arab states adds to Middle East security threat

JONATHAN MANTHORPEMarch 26, 2014 A bitter feud among Arab states over relations with radical Islamic groups and how to confront regional rival Iran is threatening to bring new volatility to the already raging insecurity in the Middle East. The feud pits the

Privacy Tools: Mask Your Location

  by Julia Angwin, ProPublica In the course of writing my book, Dragnet Nation, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this series of book excerpts and adaptations, I distill the lessons from my privacy experiments into tips for readers.

Dirty air kills twice as many as previously thought: WHO

Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk, prematurely killing some seven million people in 2012 alone, said the World Health Organization. People die prematurely of pollution-linked strokes, ischaemic heart disease, cancer, respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

Stillbirth and the American justice system

What tales would Charles Dickens have fashioned about the enduring miseries in the 21st Century? What might he have made of documented cases of hundreds of American women detained, arrested or convicted for things authorities viewed as harmful to their unborn children?

Canada’s health care takes a hit

Canadians tend to smugness about the country’s health care, but new research suggests private insurers rake in billions more than they pay in benefits. And a study published today, which examined 20 years of records, revealed that Canadians pay far more for

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