Mehdi Hasan examines the truth behind growing wealth inequality
The rise of India's Hindu fundamentalists
18 Sep 2011 08:58 GMT
The tiny island of Jeju is located off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for its beauty, but also for its violent past [EPA]
Between 1948 and 1954, up to 60,000 men, women and children were killed during the Jeju Uprising and subsequent suppression by the South Korean army [EPA]
In 2005, Jeju was declared an (***)Island of Peace(***) [EPA]
But in 2011, construction began on one of the world(***)s largest naval bases [Reuters]
It has been vehemently opposed by locals, who fear that their island could become a port of call for the US military(***)s marine ballistic missile defence system [Reuters]
The construction of the naval base, which will be capable of housing more than 20 warships, could cost approximately $920.5mn [EPA]
Some fear it could trigger an arms race in the region [EPA]
Since plans for the naval base were announced five years ago, 94% of the residents of Gangjeong village, the site of the naval base, have voted against it [Reuters]
Activists say islanders and the rich natural habitat are at risk due to the construction of the base [EPA]
Seoul has sent additional police to the island in a bid to counter the mounting protests [Reuters]
Tensions rise as opposition alleges vote-rigging ahead of Sunday's vote in the troubled West African nation.
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Elections, Protests, Belarus
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Racism, Protests, United States
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War & Conflict, Human Rights, Norway
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War & Conflict, Asia, Afghanistan
People & Power investigates India's Hindu fundamentalists and their influence on the country's government.
India, Politics, Human Rights
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Australia, Asia, Law
Al Jazeera World looks at the neutral nation's entrenched gun culture and the debate about the right to carry weapons.
Gun violence, Europe, Arts & Culture