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Traditional healers in Africa and the global market for indigenous medicine

While dwarfed by the profits of the patented pharmaceutical industry, trade in traditional and alternative medicine generates billions of dollars worldwide each year. China, India...

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:16 am

Boston protest blocks entrance to immigration detention facility

The U.S. Department of Justice released new statistics Wednesday which indicates a 5-year decline in court-ordered deportations from the U.S. interior. The report, however, is...

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:43 pm

Kenya rounds up thousands of immigrants in Nairobi’s Eastleigh suburb

by: John David Bwakali (NAIROBI, Kenya) Official efforts are underway in Kenya to round up 50,000 people who have come to the country fleeing conflict,...

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:10 am

Russian government cracks down on independent media and opposition websites

News websites, blogs, and a television channel that have served as independent sources of information and aired voices of the opposition in Russia are being...

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 2:31 pm

Slideshow: How Russian activists circumvent restrictions on protests

The independent press and organized protests in Russia have faced restrictions during the current administration of President Vladimir Putin. The intersection of these two issues...

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:33 pm

Slideshow: Brazil’s Rua Martins Fontes housing occupation

Read or listen to Sam Cowie’s report on how a Brazilian movement has turned an abandoned government office into housing for poor, working families in...

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:24 pm

Families occupy buildings in São Paulo as housing costs soar

Over the last five years, rising real estate speculation in central São Paulo has created a deficit of affordable housing. In response, left wing housing...

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 11:11 am

Bus bombings kills dozens in Nigeria’s capital

Two powerful explosions killed dozens of people this morning at a crowded bus station in the Nigerian capital Abuja. The explosions follow a weekend of...

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:52 pm

Hunger strikers deported from Tacoma immigration detention facility

Supporters of a hunger strike launched last month by immigration detainees at a facility owned by the GEO Group in Tacoma, Washington say at least...

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:29 pm

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