17 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria rejects Arab troop proposal

Foreign ministry says comments by Qatar’s emir risk “killing” chance of Syria working with the Arab League.
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 16:09 GMT

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Rivals assail Romney before S Carolina vote

 Republican front-runner faces questions over tax and his tenure as head of private equity firm in pre-primary debate.
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 13:47 GMT

Extradition of alleged bin Laden aide blocked

 European human rights court says there is a “real risk” that evidence against Abu Qatada had been “obtained by torture”.
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 13:29 GMT

El Salvador marks civil war, two decades on

 President Mauricio Funes apologises for civil war massacre but that may not be enough to heal nation’s scars.
Four Days in Guantanamo
Witness 17 Jan 2012 14:59 GMT
 Video footage reveals a high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive at Guantanamo Bay prison.
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Pakistan in turmoil as courts clash with PM

Generals look on as Supreme Court starts contempt proceedings against Gilani

For too many African-Americans, prison is a legacy passed from father to son

Gary Younge in Los Angeles: Today is Martin Luther King Day. But with more African-American men facing jail than were enslaved in 1850, there is little to celebrate          610 comments

Jon Huntsman: chronicle of a defeat foretold

James Antle: Huntsman was doomed by a misguided strategy to run as a moderate in a race where the conservative base calls the shots          102 comments

Martin Luther King Jr’s universal message

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing crowd

Kevin Powell: That Dr King fought not just for civil rights for African Americans but for social justice for all keeps his mission compellingly alive          35 comments

This Republican abuse of the system is not the American way

Jonathan Freedland: The centuries-old US political system is one to be admired. Yet ironically it’s under threat from those who claim to be patriots          363 comments

The marines urination video doesn’t show the real war crime

US Marines allegedly urinating on dead Taliban soldiers bodies

Ross Caputi: The urination video does not shock me so much as the public’s tolerance of these immoral wars that make criminals of marines          454 comments

Calling us angry? Michelle Obama and the ‘angry black woman’ label

Pamela Merritt, Hannah Pool, Bonnie Greer, Bim Adewunmi and Latoya Peterson: Five women explain how they feel about the ‘angry black woman’ image the first lady says she has been saddled with          245 comments

Why California’s prisoners are starving for solitary change

Sadhbh Walshe: Californian prisoners have repeatedly gone on hunger strike over the solitary confinement in which some spend decades          208 comments

About the Keystone XL pipeline, my reservation

Dana Lone Hill: I learned about the tar sands oil pipeline that threatens our land from my children – appropriately, since it’s their future at stake

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