Over the past few weeks, all twelve indigenous villages participating in a referendum voted against mining on Niyamgiri, a mountain sacred to the tribe. The victory gives rare hope to India's 650-odd tribes, many of which face displacement by mining, dams, and other "development."
Whether one supports or opposes the death penalty, a central tenet of the American justice system is that those who receive the government's harshest punishment must have been proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Too many doubts remain in the case of Troy Davis.
The Seventies are often referred to as the decade that taste forgot. This is unfair, and for anyone who really loves fashion, it's just not true. To designers, the decade is a goldmine of fashion inspiration.
All Egyptians must be allowed to participate in shaping their future. The pro-democracy protesters of Egypt have succeeded in ousting Mubarak, but the struggle is not over and there is a long way to go.
I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.
The undercover work Linda Carty did for DEA made her many formidable enemies. She believes that it was this that led to her being framed and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of Joana Rodriguez.
When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."
What if we all returned to a magical time in our childhoods? Would we discover our true selves?
As the subway rumbled past my old neighborhood, I traveled back to when I first performed at the infamous disco club Studio 54--at age eight.