The policing of the Fountain Alley area—and, by extension, downtown San Jose—targets the very people who need the most help and protection.
While some small European countries are donating more than their fair share to aid Syrians, the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia are still far behind.
It's high time United Nations agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a long overdue public debate on how ambitious and transformative the international development agenda really is.
Fifteen years after the international community committed itself to bringing primary education to every boy and girl, 58 million children still lack access to schools, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Microsoft has been paying developers to build apps for its beleaguered Windows Phone operating system. Now the company has a better idea.
These are daunting numbers, almost as unfathomable as that looming 7 billion figure. But there's no need to turn away because the scope of the problem is simply too large to comprehend.Chances are, you'll hear or read soon that the world's population is about to hit 7 billion.
The World Health Organization reported that babies born in the U.S. are more likely to die in their first month of life than are babies born in 40 other countries, including South Korea, Cuba, Malaysia, Lithuania, Poland and Israel. (more)
Anyone remember the Millennium Development Goals that nations made at the beginning of this millennium? Well, it turns out some people do, and they are meeting Monday to evaluate the efficacy of efforts to reduce poverty, disease, intolerance and inequality.
Part of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is creating a "civilian surge" by pouring more money into development and aid projects to stabilize the country and win the hearts and minds of the people. But some aid workers say the "tsunami of cash" is a case of quantity over quality.