The Drug War vs The War on Drugs
(Global Pulse: July 9, 2010) If you must experience a ...
(Global Pulse: July 9, 2010) If you must experience a devastating industrial accident, pray you live in a rich and powerful country. Americans are justifiably angry, but they have 24-hour tar ball removal, a hotline for oiled birds, and a 20 billion dollar compensation fund. In Bhopal, India, tens of thousands were killed 25 years ago when toxic gas escaped from a factory run by the U.S. company Union Carbide. The compensation was meager, the plant is still oozing toxic waste, and the first trials, which took place this year, found executives guilty and handed out 2-year sentences. The American CEO skipped bail and lives comfortably in the U.S. Is suffering, justice and executive accountability different in a rich country than a poor one?SOURCES: BBC, U.K.; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; TV5 Monde, France; ABC, U.S.; Fox News, U.S.; TimesNow, India
(Global Pulse: June 25, 2010) The recent announcement of vast ...
(Global Pulse: June 25, 2010) The recent announcement of vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan sent salesman-in-chief Hamid Karzai to Japan to pitch the allies, while the mastermind of the minerals survey at the Department of Defense arranged publicity here in the U.S. A controversial New York Times article quoted General David Petraeus calling the assessment "stunning," which sent conspiracy theorists spinning. Now, with Petraeus running the war in Afghanistan, are more fabulous discoveries to come?SOURCES: CCTV, China; NHK, Japan; Press TV, Iran; KBS, South Korea; PBS, U.S.; ABC News, U.S.; Department of Defense, U.S.; RT, Russia; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; New York Times, U.S.
(Global Pulse: June 11, 2010) The U.S. could use a ...
(Global Pulse: June 11, 2010) The U.S. could use a nice distraction, why not the World Cup? The fans worldwide are ready, and so are South Africa's new stadiums. Someone built a fake shanty-town for housing tourists, and a real one for formerly homeless South Africans. But if you can't make it to Johannesburg, you can watch the games on ESPN and even get your own 3D version of the new Soccer City "Calabash" Stadium.SOURCES: SBS, South Korea; DW, Germany; BBC, U.K.; TVN, Chile; TV5MONDE, France; Al Jazeera, Qatar; Global Post, U.S.
(Global Pulse: May 28, 2010) After the South Korean warship ...
(Global Pulse: May 28, 2010) After the South Korean warship Cheonan sank -- allegedly due to a North Korean torpedo -- the West was unanimous in its judgment of North Korea's guilt, and quick to spin different theories on the motive for the attack. But, some South Koreans aren't so sure, thinking the attack too neat a coincidence with the looming elections, and finding the evidence murky... The plot thickens.SOURCES: KBS, South Korea; KCTV, North Korea; Fox News, U.S; MBC, South Korea; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.; CCTV, China.Sectarian attacks on Lahore mosques kill more than 80Al Jazeera, Qatar
(Global Pulse: May 14, 2010) No one can understand why ...
(Global Pulse: May 14, 2010) No one can understand why someone like Faisal Shahzad, an educated, naturalized U.S. citizen, would try to bomb Times Square. Many in the media question if he is a true terrorist or just being used as a political pawn. While most U.S. and international media condemn Shazhad as a terrorist and dissect every facet of his life, Pakistani media is quick to see a conspiracy and to question American motives. SOURCES: South Asia Newsline, India; France 24, France; BBC, U.K.; Geo TV, Pakistan; Dunya Today, Pakistan; Al Jazeera English, Qatar
(Global Pulse: April 30, 2010) The "War on Drugs" has ...
(Global Pulse: April 30, 2010) The "War on Drugs" has created a drug war in Mexico. Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration is an attempt to address the results, but fails to get to the heart of the problem. Reducing U.S. demand for drugs and the flow of guns to Mexico could alleviate the violence -- but the U.S. seems more willing to help Mexico wage war than deal with the issues behind the problem.SOURCES: Televisa, Mexico; Das Erste, Germany; Fox News, U.S.; NBC, U.S.; ABC, U.S.; Al Jazeera English, Qatar.
(Global Pulse: April 16, 2010) A question being hotly debated ...
(Global Pulse: April 16, 2010) A question being hotly debated by bloggers: who is buried in worse debt, Greece or California? News reports lean towards Greece as the real basket case, while TV news loves any reason to show video of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both Greece and California are cutting deep to balance the books, and their people are hitting back with protests and anger. Will either receive a bailout, or are they both doomed to default? For this special News Hunt episode, we'll grab facts from worldwide news reports and weigh the options with both hands. To be a part of the News Hunt for good journalism on the economy go to linktv.org/economy.SOURCES: Al Jazeera English, Qatar; Fox News, U.S; BBC, U.K; Deutsche Welle, Germany; NBC, U.S; RT, Russia
(Global Pulse: April 2, 2010) Cases of sexual abuse by ...
(Global Pulse: April 2, 2010) Cases of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Europe echo decade-old events in the U.S. - but the Vatican has responded very differently. As evidence is revealed that shows the Pope may have been a part of the scandal, should something have been learned from the American experience?SOURCES: AL Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.; TV5MONDE, France; RTL II and Deutsche Welle, Germany; NBC, U.S.