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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Troubling questions for France
City of lights, city of love, city of perfumes, city of style. To its many tags, Paris added an unromantic one this past week city of riots. For over 10 days, angry youth smashing and torching shops, schools, cars, and buses and fighting ...
The challenge of mental illness
Mental illness is deeply stigmatising. It cruelly deprives a large number of people of a socially satisfying and economically productive life. Advances in medicine have helped in the management of some conditions with a fair degree of success, ...
Leader Page Articles
Piercing the veil on Volcker Committee and Iraq
By Prakash Karat
The inquiries announced by the Government into the charges in the Volcker Committee report represent a correct step. But the exercise has brought Iraq and the brutal regime of U.N. sanctions back into the limelight.
U.S. influence in Latin America waning?
By R. Viswanathan
The message from the Mar del Plata Summit is clear: Latin America cannot be taken for granted.
Media minimising war crimes in Iraq
By George Monbiot
The reporting of the Iraqi death toll - both in its scale and account of who is doing the killing - is profoundly dishonest
Right of return of Diego Garcia islanders
By Mark Curtis
The dispossession of the Diego Garcia islanders to create a U.S. base is an indictment of Britain.
Letters to the Editor
We were able to bring back a sense of purpose: Chandrika
After 11 years as Sri Lanka's Executive President,Chandrika Kumaratungaspeaks of her days in power and plans for the future. In an exclusive interview on November 7, Ms. Kumaratunga said she does not intend to hold any position in any government and that she is very concerned over the emergence of political extremes in the Sri Lankan polity. Excerpts:
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