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No Looting in Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 05.27.2011 | World
Amy Chavez

People around the world have marveled at the lack of mass-looting in Japan. Is it the presence of "wa" that prevents people from looting, or the power of the individual that allows them to loot?

Archaeologist's Detailed Firsthand Report About Saqqara Looting

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Contradicting the claims of Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, a member of a French archaeological expedition reports that the ancient burial ground of Saqqara has been vandalized by would-be robbers.

Egypt in 140 Characters or Less: Widespread Looting All Over Cairo

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

In a fragmented conversation on a still-functioning landline, here are my friend Fouad's bullet points.

Reading the Pictures: Reuters Calling People Crooks Over ... Toilet Paper??

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-03-01-shawpic.jpgHow many times must we suffer through this same kind of character assassination by the media in criminalizing behavior that, under catastrophic circumstances, is normal?

Haiti Relief Effort: Food Bank Looted

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Some 6,000 tons of food aid will be distributed shortly in Haiti, a U.N. spokeswoman said Friday, adding that reports that U.N. warehou...

Reading the Pictures: That "Looting"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-16-pull.jpgThe media has got to be very careful in using the term "looting" in the midst of an overwhelming humanitarian crisis.

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.

Somalia Update III: "Scoop" Revisted

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

President George W. Bush has left Somalia in the hands of Al-Qaeda and the pirates. President Obama has inherited it, and in the midst of everything else, it is both a distraction and a crisis.

Nepal's Political Crisis Deepens

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Subhash Ghimire

More than 80% of Nepalese live in villages with very little access to health, education and other modern amenities. Lands seized by Maoists during the decade long war from 1996 to 2006 have not been returned to the owners.

Next Administration Must Address Conflict in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.

Unexpected? Hardly

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

What's with the shocked headlines? Roiling stockmarkets a surprise? Come on! While Republicans eviscerated government and looted the treasury, cre...