Category Archives: Somalia

The 2008 Right Livelihood Awards – Part 1

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 Right Livelihood Awards, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, affordable housing, agriculture, Amy Goodman, Asha Hagi, கிருஷ்ணம்மாள் ஜகந்ந, குத்தூர, சங்கரலிங்கம் ஜகந்நா, தமிழ் நாடு, திருவாரூர், நாகப்பட்டினம், Bhoodan Movement, caste system, Dalits, destitute, destitution, Earth, Earthlings, farmers, farming, Gandhi Jayanthi, Gandhian movement, Germany, heroes, hope, human rights, humanity, India, justice, Krishnammal Jagannathan, Kuthur, LAFTI, land, Land for Tillers' Freedom, land revolution, landless labourers, life, low-cost housing, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Monika Hauser, movements, Nagapattinam, news, NGO, non-violence, poor, poverty, random, rights, rural housing, social organisation, social workers, Somalia, South Asia, Stockholm, Sweden, Tamil Nadu, The Right Livelihood Award, Thiruvarur, thoughts, U.S., untouchability, village community, villages, women, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Piracy menace: Somali pirates seize ship with Russian tanks

If you thought pirates can be found only in movies and comic books, think again. Somalian pirates are proving to be a dangerous nuisance to the whole world. The latest news is that these seafaring bandits have seized a Ukrainian … Continue reading

Posted in Arabian peninsula, Asia, buccaneering bullies, crime, Ethiopia, Gulf of Aden, high seas, Horn of Africa, hostages, Indian Ocean, international law, international trade, international waters, Jolly Roger, Kenya, lawlessness, mariners, news, oceans, outlaws, piracy, pirates, random, ransom, Red Rackham, robbery, Russia, sailors, shipping industry, ships, Somali pirates, Somalia, speedboat bandits, T-72 tanks, trigger happy thugs, Ukraine, vessels, world, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments