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Garment factory collapse

Corporations Have a Duty to Practice Public Responsibility

It took the disastrous collapse of a building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories and the loss of more than 1,000 lives for the world to begin to pay attention to the plight of garment workers there. The workers are paid the minimum monthly wage of about $37, occasionally go unpaid, and protesters are […]

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Rape and Murder in India a Wake-Up Call for Reform

It’s ironic that in India – which proudly proclaims a rich, ancient heritage and where the very symbol for strength and power in ancient scriptures is female (Shakti) – women today are struggling for a safe and dignified environment. I was visiting India when a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, a victim of a brutal sexual assault […]

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United States Must Monitor Island Dispute in the South China Sea

China is embroiled in maritime territorial disputes, not only with Japan over control of a group of tiny islands in the East China Sea, but also with The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei over the island chains of the Spratleys and Paracels in the South China Sea.  The dispute with Japan over the Senkaku (in […]

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Libyans celebrate their freedom

Libya and the “Responsibility to Protect”

The recent uprisings which toppled Ben Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt spread fast throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  They overtook Libya, as well.  Inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, protesters and demonstrators filled the streets in several Libyan cities.  Qaddafi called those opposing his brutally repressive regime, “cockroaches” and […]

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Somali Piracy

Piracy Continues Unabated

The surge of piracy attacks worldwide and their increasing threat to international shipping are indeed alarming.  The Piracy Reporting Center of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), an independent arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, reports that incidents of piracy and robbery at sea reached 445 in 2010, compared with 400 in 2009, while there […]

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Muammar Khadafy

Nanda says Justice will find Khadafy

In a Sunday editorial piece for The Denver Post, Professor Ved Nanda opines that the ICC and other Nuremberg successor tribunals are finally sending a clear message to brutal dictators that they will be held accountable for crimes against innocents.

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