Tuzo Lothar Wilson

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Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Oscar Pistorius and the blame game

Most of us have woken at night to an unfamiliar sound. Those who have will know that the grogginess of sleep does little to dampen the surge in adrenaline. The blood turns sour, and in a moment the heart is pounding at a rate that is frightening in itself. This is the "fight or flight" response, …

Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act

Available reports make it seem as though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is happening only in far-off places -- like rural parts of Africa and the Middle East. But the brutal tradition is actually growing right here in America, and advocates are pushing for more updated research to …

Ukraine approaching point of no return, says UN chief

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1077000/1077662_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524666894_10dfc5f3730e59605147feb7c36d314d<p><b>Ukraine is edging towards "the point of no return", a senior UN official says, amid rising tensions between security forces and pro-Russia separatists.</b><p>…

Abortion wars: anger grows on America's new frontline over a woman's 'right to choose'

Women are finding it increasingly hard to obtain abortions in the US - and those who do are accused of “baby murder”. Now they are trying to fight back.<p>As the young woman eases herself gingerly into a car, a disembodied male voice echoes across the car park of the medical clinic in Texas.<p>"Ma'am, …

¿Por qué cambiaron de raza 10 millones de personas en EE.UU.?

<b>En el transcurso de una década, unos diez millones de estadounidenses cambiaron la forma como se identifican étnica o racialmente.</b><p>Esa es la principal conclusión de un estudio que comparó la información que llenaron 168 millones de personas en los censos de 2000 y 2010.<p>Entre los grupos que más …