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When’s food? I’m starving?

Posted in UNITED STATES by Faezah Ismail on March 26, 2010
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The human population today stands at an estimated 6.8 billion, of whom an estimated 1.02 billion  are undernourished.

eJournal USA examines the issues.

Read it here.

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Attack on ‘world judge of human rights’

Posted in REACTION,UNITED STATES by Faezah Ismail on March 14, 2010
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The United States, otherwise known as the “world judge of human rights”, is under attack.

This follows the release of the 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights’ Practices on March 11, 2010.

The reports provoked an angry reaction from several countries.

China accused the US of being the “world judge of human rights” and noted that “as in previous years, the reports are full of accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China”.

It responded by publishing a report entitled “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009″.

It urges the US to stop interfering in other countries’ domestic affairs by using human rights issues (XINHUANEWS).

Egypt, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Russia also dismissed the US human rights’ report card as “US intervention in their internal affairs” (XINHUANEWS).

Report card on human rights

Posted in UNITED STATES by Faezah Ismail on March 14, 2010
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Progress in advancing human rights begins with facts, says United States’ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

And the “US has produced the country reports on human rights’ practices for the last 34 years”.

She claims that these reports are “the most comprehensive record available of the condition of human rights around the world”.

Click here if you want to know what the United States has to say about how countries do in the realm of human rights.

Link: 2009 Human Rights Report: Malaysia

Americans love their cars

Posted in UNITED STATES by Faezah Ismail on February 6, 2010
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Americans, like Malaysians, love their cars.

Planetizen has an interesting interview with Anne Lutz Fernandez, author of the new book Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives.

The interview gives us fascinating insights into the driving culture in the United States.

Read the full report here.


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