Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin
By Marwaan Macan-Markar
BANGKOK, Oct 31 (IPS/TerraViva) – A year after its creation, a South-east Asian human rights body has earned an unflattering label ‚Äď that of being a window-dressing exercise to improve the image of a region that is home to governments notorious for suppressing political opponents, rather than expanding civil liberties.
Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin
Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami
By IPS Correspondents*
NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.