February 2012 Archive

Start at the cradle, get back to fresh milk

Daily Mirror Editorial Feb 28, 2011 With the focus now on Geneva and state propaganda organs whipping up demonstrations against the US sponsored resolution on accountability issues in Sri Lanka, attention has ...

We are a nation of boozers!

In spite of shockingly high levels of alcohol abuse, arrack is now being marketed in fresh fruity flavours to entice the young Dr. Anula Wijesundere, Consultant Physician, Sri Jayawardanapura General ...

One fourth of young Lankans prone to diabetes: Survey

Lack of exercise, lifestyle changes main causes By Kumudini Hettiarachchi The “bitter” truth is out. One in four urban adolescents in Sri Lanka is sliding down a slippery slope into an abyss ...


There was a time when Kollupitiya was known as Baradeniya. It was a beautiful rustic village with coconut gardens and cinnamon trees that grew wild and narrow cart-tracks which connected ...

There was someone who needed it…’ 60 lives, 30 kidneys, all linked in longest donor chain

Organ donation to stranger starts an amazing series of events across 11 US states Jeremy Laurance Suggested Topics It began with an electrical contractor in Riverside, California called Rick Ruzzamenti who, after ...

Mystery disease kills thousands in Central America

FILADELFO ALEMAN, Associated Press, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press Published 09:05 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 CHICHIGALPA, Nicaragua (AP) — Jesus Ignacio Flores started working when he was 16, laboring long hours on construction ...

The Urban Agriculture of Havana

by Sinan Koont   Sinan Koont teaches economics and is coordinator of Latin American Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and recently spent a sabbatical semester in Cuba studying urban agriculture. Urban ...

Mao Zedong: Chinese, Communist, Poet

Jonah Raskin Review Mao Zedong, The Poems of Mao Zedong, translations, introductions, and notes by Willis Barnstone (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008); 168 pages; $24.95 hardcover, $15.95 paperback. Jonah Raskin is most ...

2011: An Arab Springtime?

by Samir Amin The year 2011 began with a series of shattering, wrathful, explosions from the Arab peoples. Is this springtime the inception of a second “awakening of the Arab world?” ...

Has the U.S. lost its will to compete in the global economy?

By Robert J. Samuelson Starting with Sputnik in 1957, Americans have suffered periodic bouts of competitiveness anxiety. Who imagined the Soviets would orbit the first Earth satellite? After the Soviets, it ...

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