Daily Archives: October 14, 2006

Nobel Peace Prize to Grameen Bank and founder Yunus


The Grameen Bank, which founded the concept of micro loans to empower small businesses run by the poorest in the world, is a superb choice for the award.   With the current Omidyar Foundation funding it will be interesting to see … Continue reading

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Iraq Death Study indicates a staggering new death toll but needs clarification


Here’s an excellent summary of the very alarming new medical study on Iraq War deaths by the BBC’s Paul Reynolds. This study indicates that some 655,000 *more* people have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war than would … Continue reading

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