Archive for July 2nd, 2012

READING RESULTS AT STAGGERED ELECTIONS

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

By  Gomin Dayasri   The staggered premature provincial council elections are to test the pulse of the people with a purpose-not necessarily to present the people with another democratic opportunity to exercise their franchise. More for the government to inspect the ground conditions to obtain a pitch report – to decide whether to bat or bowl. […]

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Dominica, Cuba and Venezuela want USAID thrown out

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Caribbean 360 – June 27 RIO, Brazil, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – Dominica, Cuba and Venezuela have joined the foreign ministers of Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua in requesting that the heads of government of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) effect the immediate expulsion of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from […]

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PETITION FOR THE ELIMINATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGING IN INDIA

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Sponsored by:Dalit Freedom Network USA Every day 1.3 million people in India (of which more than 80% are Dalit women) are forced to clean human excrement with their bare hands for little to no wages, a practice called manual scavenging. On June 17, 2011, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India referred to manual scavenging as […]

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War on terror revisited: An irrevocable miscalculation

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island July 1, 2012, 7:50 pm UNP Chairman, Malik Samarawickrema lambasted the LTTE for engineering the defeat of UNP presidential election candidate, Ranil Wickremesinghe in 2005. The staunch Wickremesinghe loyalist alleged that the LTTE had deprived the UNP leader of a certain victory by preventing Tamil speaking people living in […]

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