By Ellen Brown
Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday” if they “vote wrong.” But they have been bullied for too long and are saying “no more.”
A return [...]
A book review by Mamtha Rajesh
The book “Preparing For The Day After” is a photojournalistic treatise, a veritable treat for the newshound published on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Asian Tsunami as an E Book on Google Play. Taking off on a critique on the role of the media on [...]
Three years ago I was doing a needs assessment on health reporting among Mozambican media.
The director of a newspaper in Beira, Mozambique’s second largest city, told me that he wanted health stories on all topics except HIV.
“We’ve done enough, our readers don’t want anymore, and besides, AIDS is not a problem anymore. [...]
Economist John Schmitt interviewed by Peter Costantini
Third article in a series on minimum wages. This is an expanded version of the interview published by Inter Press Service.
Seattle, December 18, 2014
Since his college days, John Schmitt says, he’s been “very interested in questions of economic justice, economic inequality.” He served a nuts-and-bolts apprenticeship [...]
A few months ago I fell in love with this guy, and he fell in love with me. I told him that I have HIV. I showed him my antiretroviral pills (ARVs) and explained how treatment works. I wanted to make sure he knows what he is getting himself into – a relationship with an [...]
By Joyce Chimbi
My first story for Countdown to Zero, back in 2013, was on paediatric HIV and I felt up to the task.
In fact, I was ready to file the story that same day. After all, this was not my first story on HIV, I had done many before. And no one had [...]
Conditional cash transfers to affect sexual behaviour are increasingly popular in HIV prevention research and rhetoric. This consists in paying mostly young people money if they do not get a sexually transmitted infection (STI), which is a marker for unprotected sex and, therefore, HIV risk.
The intriguingly titled RESPECT study (Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection [...]
By Joan Lombardi
From Kampala to Kingston; Delhi to Denver; and São Paulo to Santiago, giving children a strong start in life is critical to not only the growth and development of individuals, but also the growth and development of nations.
As the child mortality rate continues to decline, a new interest in the healthy [...]
Dominic Haslam, Director of Policy and Strategic Programme Support at NGO Sighstavers spoke today on the publication of the UK Government’s Disability Framework. Here is his statement:
“Today’s publication of the Government’s Disability Framework reflects its ambitious vision to deliver disability-inclusive development. We believe the practical steps the Government has outlined will provide a real [...]
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was fully God (John 1:1).
We all know the power of words. Words have the power to heal and to destroy. You have probably experienced how words can either help or hurt you.
Since this is my last [...]
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