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Human Rights For Apes in Spain

Spain is becoming a paradise for apes. The environmental committee of the Spanish parliament has approved a resolution that calls for the right to life and freedom for great apes. But while the rights of apes are increasing, the rights of humans are actually decreasing.

The Baroda Fine Arts College Debacle and Chandramohan

We can urge endlessly on artistic freedom and obscenity, site tons of examples to support our notion and finally, almost like a ritual, say: let the people decide. Are we clear about whom this people are? If we mean the Indian mass, are they experienced and educated enough to form an opinion concerning art issues on their own?

Global Food Crisis – Are the Chocolate and the Cocoa Processing Industries Up to the Challenge?

The global food scare has been a reality to Africans for as long as we can remember. But the rich countries are just beginning to feel the pinch.

Olympic Spirit Shattered by Chinese Official’s Remarks

The Chinese Communist Party came to power through the barrel of a gun and they remain in power the same way. In addition, as has been well documented, they are willing to use brutality, labor camps and a whole host of torture techniques to insure the compliance of the population.

There Will Be No Pubs in Britain

The British beer lovers will have no more pubs. In the average, 4 beer establishments are being closed daily in Britain, and the process gains speed. According to the data of the Beer and Pubs Association, there are 39 thousands of the traditional English establishments in the United Kingdom. The speed of the extinction is seven times faster than in 2007 and 14 times faster than in 2006.

Ethnic Groups in South East Asia

There are many different ethnic groups in South East Asia originating from Myanmar (Burma), Tibet and various provinces in China, all with various different customs, traditions and beliefs which can be greatly admired and respected. Even the main groups can be sub divided further giving hundreds of different groups across Asia. There are some agencies still trying to document all these ethnic groups.

The Evils of Dowry System

India suffers from many social evils and superstitions. Dowry system is one of these great evils. Dowry is given in cash and kind to a daughter during her marriage. This evil is found and practiced in al sections and communities of the country in one from or another. With it are associated many other evils like greed, prejudice against women, ill treatment of girl child, bride-burning, taking of bribes etc. so as to be able to give money etc. in the marriage of a daughter. Many young women commit suicide because their parents cannot afford to give dowry. In many a case, parents borrow money on exorbitant rate of interest to marry off their daughters and spend rest of their life in great misery.

Culturist Tensions With My Muslim Friend

My oldest friend is Muslim. Political realities have complicated the simple camaraderie we had as teens.

International Widow’s Day Celebration

International Widows’ Day (23 June) is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

How Can Child Labor Be Eradicated?

Condemning child labor is not enough. One will have to look into the socio-economic reasons behind this and will have to bring out such child welfare programs for poor children, so that they can be rescued from such exploitation and they will be able to lead a dignified life.

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