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Archive for April, 2009

“Cabbage protests” wilt for Georgia’s opposition

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“Cabbage protests” wilt for Georgia’s opposition

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that mass protests against Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili have failed to gain traction, unlike the "Rose Revolution" of 2003 that put Saakashvili in power. Back then, Saakashvili's supporters carried flowers -- today, his opponents throw cabbages and carrots.

Posted: April 16, 2009 10:57   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 15, 2009

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Full Show: April 15, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, April 15: Another pirate attack, humanitarian aid in Gaza, an English smear campaign and tackling violence against women in Liberia.

Posted: April 15, 2009 16:30   Comments: 0
Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

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Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

Another American ship came under attack by Somali pirates on Tuesday, though the crew managed to hold them off. Bronwyn Bruton of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Somalia's onshore instability, American options for dealing with piracy and how pirates are regarded inside Somalia.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:33   Comments: 8
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

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Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:22   Comments: 11
U.S. envoy to greet new Israeli leaders on Mideast trip

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U.S. envoy to greet new Israeli leaders on Mideast trip

The Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is on his first mission to Israel since Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses what may come of this delicate diplomatic mission.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:13   Comments: 2
Liberians scrub tombstones and dance to celebrate the dead

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Liberians scrub tombstones and dance to celebrate the dead

Liberia's Decoration Day is a national holiday that mourns the losses or celebrates the lives of lost loved ones. Liberians bring parties to cemeteries to clean and decorate gravestones, eat and dance.

Posted: April 15, 2009 12:26   Comments: 0
Thais skip New Year celebration, head straight for hangover

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Thais skip New Year celebration, head straight for hangover

Four days of days of protests in Thailand came to an end on Tuesday. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, with competing groups still vying for power, the new year may bring little relief to the country.

Posted: April 15, 2009 11:55   Comments: 0
No room for optimism in Mexico’s war on drugs

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No room for optimism in Mexico’s war on drugs

U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to venture to Mexico on Thursday for talks with President Felipe Calderon. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner argues that unless political leaders are willing to commit to real change and take the resulting flak, it will be impossible to alleviate Mexico's drug problem.

Posted: April 15, 2009 10:01   Comments: 4
Tune in: Online radio show on African women in power

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Tune in: Online radio show on African women in power

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the political, economic and social implications of the rise of women power players in Africa. Listen now. Micheline Ravololonarisoa, Lynn Sherr and Aili Mari Tripp joined the conversation.

Posted: April 14, 2009 19:16   Comments: 3
Full Show: April 14, 2009

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Full Show: April 14, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, April 14: North Korea restarting its nuclear program, Iran edges closer to negotiations, changes in U.S. relations with Cuba and women's power in Liberia.

Posted: April 14, 2009 16:58   Comments: 1

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