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Organ Harvesting: A Thorn in Beijing's Olympic Crown?new

Falun Gong and others claim the Chinese government has targeted members of dissident groups for arrest and, in some cases, execution, after which their organs allegedly have been harvested for transplants.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Aisha Sattar  |  10-02-2007  |  International

Political Asylum a Long Time Comingnew

Alimata ran a long way from the Ivory Coast, and now she can rest her heels here permanently.
Westword  |  Luke Turf  |  10-01-2007  |  International

Calling for Action on Human Rights Violations in Chinanew

The Pasadena Human Relations Commission recommended that City Council members make a strong statement decrying human rights abuses in China and present it to officials of Pasadena's Chinese sister city, Xicheng.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Joe Piasecki  |  10-01-2007  |  International

Burmese Brace for Violencenew

Members of Vancouver's Burmese community have told the Georgia Straight that their country could erupt in violence at any moment.
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  09-28-2007  |  International

Practicing Dharma in Tibetnew

Free clinic with Boulder connections brings the miracle of medicine to women and children in the remote Surmang region of Tibet.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  09-24-2007  |  International

Calm & Collected in Germanynew

Terrorist plot in cool-headed Germany shows that hysteria at borders does not pave road to security.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-14-2007  |  International

The View from Afghanistannew

Afghans have spent most of their history dealing with foreign powers that exert influence by force, political meddling or material support to particular parties, so they find creative ways of explaining phenomena they don't understand.
INDY Week  |  Jeffrey E. Stern  |  09-13-2007  |  International

Greece's Flames of Changenew

The country's political shakeup may be world's first sign that climate change can total whole governments.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-07-2007  |  International

What Are the Worst Countries in the World?new

Here are the worst countries in the world, according to the Failed States Index -- all 10 are violent, miserable, corrupt and poor, so I'll focus my short descriptions on the traits that vault them ahead of other notorious shitholes.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-06-2007  |  International

Mumbai, the Hard Waynew

Monsoons, shacks and nine percent growth: Reports from a subcontinent on the verge.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Michael Ryan  |  08-28-2007  |  International

Canada Deports to Tyrannynew

Human-rights advocates are calling on the federal government to increase the number of countries where it won't send failed refugee claimants.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  08-24-2007  |  International

Military Posturing a Pretext for Arctic Resource Explorationnew

There is a scramble for the Arctic, but it is not military -- it's about laying claim to potentially valuable resources on the basis of geographical and geological data, within the framework laid down by the UN Convention On The Law Of The Sea.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  08-20-2007  |  International

Oaxaca Journalnew

Amid conflict hype, the Southern Mexico city's tourist trade is hit hard.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  08-16-2007  |  International

Democratic Roulette in Pakistannew

Amid civil war fears, odds are good that the country will shake off both military rule and messy insurgency.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  08-10-2007  |  International

Who Killed Brad Will?

And why have Mexican and U.S. authorities allowed the murderers of an American journalist to go free?
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  John Ross  |  08-08-2007  |  International

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