This House Believes Religion Harms Society

Written by Ethan Freedman for The Oxford Student OXFORD– Constituents and debaters of the fourth debate of Michaelmas Term weighted the merits of the motion ‘This House believes religion harms society.’ Along with ample discussion of the qualities of religion,...
Students Protest Stagnant Wages In Solidary With Teachers

Students Protest Stagnant Wages In Solidary With Teachers

OXFORD— This Halloween, students put on a different mask, protesting in support of teachers and academic staff that demonstrators claim have not received fair and livable wages. Frank Duvell, a researcher in migration studies, says that eight years ago, salaries were...

Groups Vow to Fight Arctic Drilling

WASHINGTON, Jul 31 2012 (IPS) - Many environmental groups are concerned over a possible extension of drilling expeditions in the Arctic, as oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, are set to begin drilling in the region as early as this week. Shell is planning to...

When a Moral Duty to Halt Atrocities Runs into Realpolitik

Written by Ethan Freedman for IPS News Dateline: July 26, 2012   WASHINGTON—Against the backdrop of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a panel of United States government officials and experts called for stronger methods to prevent modern-day genocides and mass...

Deck Stacked Against Women’s Land Rights in Asia

WASHINGTON, Jul 24 2012 (IPS) - Women across Asia are being shut out from prosperous forestland because of a paradigm geared towards male ownership, according to a new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), an environmental non-governmental organisation....

U.N. Urged to Take Lead in Aiding Cholera-Stricken Haiti

WASHINGTON, Jul 20 2012 (IPS) - U.S. legislators are appealing to the United Nations to take a greater role in addressing Haiti’s cholera outbreak, now in its third year and which has has left thousands dead. In a letter addressed to U.S. Permanent Representative to...

Iowa Firm Accused of Displacing Tanzanians for Profit

By Ethan Freedman (Written for a journalism internship at IPS News) Dateline: July 11, 2012   WASHINGTON—A major U.S. energy company, AgriSol Energy, is accused of engaging in land grabs in Tanzania that would displace more than 160,000 Burundian refugees who...

U.N. Report Links Rwanda to Congolese Violence

WASHINGTON, Jul 4 2012 (IPS) - After weeks of delay, the United Nations released Monday its full annex by the U.N. Security Council condemning the Rwandan government for its support of Congolese rebels. The 48-page annex, which was leaked partially last week, claims...