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    Hunger Paid Member

    Hunger is on the rise across the globe as food prices rise out of reach of the poorest families. With the sinking economy, with climate change, with war  -- the poor are always the most vulnerable. More »
  • The Torch in India, Australia Paid Member

    The relay begins amid heavy security in New Delhi. Meanwhile, China cancels its plan to open Tibet on May 1st and seals the borders. And if you wonder why Nepal is cracking down on protesters so hard: Chinese security police in athletic wear can be seen lounging in tea shops and strolling the sole street in the border town of Liping. They shadow three Associated Press journalists from the moment they arrive, ordering them not to take photographs — on Nepalese territory. More »
  • China resists Japanese pressure; more than 500 arrested in Nepal Paid Member

    Japan urges China to work out the Tibet situation peacefully. China tells Japan that Tibet is a domestic issue. In other words, buzz off. More than 500 Tibetan protesters arrested in restless Nepal. More »
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    New Tibet Museum in Beijing Paid Member

    A museum in Beijing that tells the Chinese side of the story and buries any notion of an independent Tibet. This is the viewpoint Chinese citizens are being bombarded with every minute. For example, when the international news came to the protests, the screens went black in China. Beijing is being scrubbed clean -- and this includes the news. And Chinese internet users are taking to the web to fight back against what they see as international bias against their country -- seeing red, if you will. More »
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    Tibetan TV personality Jamyang Kyi Arrested Paid Member

    Prominent Tibetan TV personality Jamyang Kyi has been seized by Chinese authorities. UPDATE: More on the abduction of this reporter from the Times. More »
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    Whose side is Coke on, anyway? Paid Member

    This article on Coke and the Olympics reminds me a bit of Nicholas Kristof's Op-Ed today. More »