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Antonia Juhasz, author Black Tide; Tracy Kuhns, Lousiana BayouKeeper, and Byron Encalade - President, Louisiana Oysterman's Association

The World Today
April 13, 2011

The World Today
BBC World Service
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Antonia Juhasz, author Black Tide; Tracy Kuhns, Lousiana BayouKeeper, and Byron Encalade - President, Louisiana Oysterman's Association

The World Today
April 13, 2011

According the latest survey of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, some 26.2% of families live in poverty and 14.1% live in deep poverty for a total of 40.3% living in poverty or deep poverty in the WB and Gaza. The situation in Gaza is worse than in the WB. By...

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
April 13, 2011

Listen to Antonia Juhasz's interview with BBC Radio's Wake up to Money HERE.

Today sees BP's AGM - not only is the Gulf of Mexico oil spill likely to prompt irate exchanges, but...

April 11, 2011

One year ago this month, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. This week we learned that the company's CEO, Steven Newman, and other executives of Transocean, the owner and operator of the rig, were not only awarded raises, but...

By Antonia Juhasz
April 11, 2011

One year ago this month, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. This week we learned that the company's CEO, Steven Newman, and other executives of Transocean, the owner and operator of the rig, were not only awarded raises, but...

By Antonia Juhasz
April 11, 2011

Ramallah - PNN - The Palestinian government announced Monday that it is ready to establish the independent Palestinian state in September. The government says that this readiness came out of hard work. The plan announced by the Prime Minister Salam Fayyad consisted of...

April 11, 2011

WASHINGTON — Though US-Cuba ties are less tense than they have been, the 50th anniversary of the botched US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion highlights how hard it is for the two neighbors to bury the hatchet.

When he entered office more than two years ago, US President...

By Lachlan Carmichael
April 11, 2011

There were a few titters and bored sighs at last year's annual general meeting of BP as one long-standing private shareholder made a somewhat lengthy point about why the oil giant should improve its well cement procurement.

The cavernous ExCel convention centre...

By Rowena Mason
April 10, 2011

He's considered one of world's most dangerous terrorism suspects, and the U.S. offered a $1-million reward for his capture in 2005. Intelligence experts say he's a master bomb maker and extremist leader who possesses a wealth of information about Al Qaeda-linked groups in...

April 10, 2011

Leaving aside all the new conflicts in the Middle East, how are our nation's longstanding struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan going?

Iraq had the best winter of the three. Bombings by insurgents continued, but the disputes over last year’s general election...

Michael E. O'Hanlon, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative
April 10, 2011

Antonia Juhasz, author and oil industry expert from California, will be in London on 10-
15 April to participate in the BP annual shareholder meeting just days before the one-year
anniversary of the start of the Gulf oil disaster. She will be joined by...

April 8, 2011

Antonia Juhasz, author and oil industry expert from California, will be in London on 10-
15 April to participate in the BP annual shareholder meeting just days before the one-year
anniversary of the start of the Gulf oil disaster. She will be joined by...

April 8, 2011

KABUL, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) - Discrepancies in the number of civilian casualties of war in Afghanistan and the varying levels of blame attributed to warring parties by the UN and human rights organizations could, in part, be due to different interpretations of the legal...

April 7, 2011

In Italy, “Stop That Train” launches a campaign calling on Pizzarotti & C. SpA to withdraw from the construction of the Israeli high-speed railway crossing the occupied Palestinian territories. The German Ministry of Transport defines the project as “potentially in...

April 7, 2011

RAMALLAH, 6 April 2011 (IRIN) - The number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem demolished by Israeli authorities increased for the third consecutive month in March, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Since January, Israeli...

April 6, 2011

Preliminary results announced by the CEP last night showed Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly with 67.6 percent of the vote, while Mirlande Manigat received 31.5 percent. While news headlines focus on the “landslide” victory for Martelly, he actually received the support of...

April 6, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30, activists with CODEPINK and Global Exchange delivered a letter with over 2,500 signatures to the management at 15 Bed Bath & Beyond stores asking the retail chain to discontinue sales of products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements,...

Rae Abileah
April 5, 2011

Two weeks ago, on the morning of March 18, I was in Haiti to witness the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's twice democratically elected, former president, who was coming home after seven years in exile in South Africa. I waited in the courtyard of his home in...

Laura Flynn
April 5, 2011

Two weeks ago, on the morning of March 18, I was in Haiti to witness the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's twice democratically elected, former president, who was coming home after seven years in exile in South Africa. I waited in the courtyard of his home in...

Laura Flynn
April 5, 2011