by Aditi Bhaduri, India
Throughout the last couple of years, the world has been horrified by stories of rape and sexual molestation in India. The growing violence against women has been a critical cause for concern as has the ineffectuality of existing laws which go unimplemented and fail as a deterrent to crime. This, say activists, spurred women’s participation in the recent elections.
by Nomi Prins, USA
President Obama’s neo-Cold War is not about ideology or respect for borders. It is about money and global power. The current battle over control of gateway nations – strategic locations in which private firms can establish the equivalent of financial boots-on-the-ground – is being waged in the Middle East and Ukraine under the auspices of freedom and western capitalism.