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“This Time There Will Be No Noah’s Ark”

Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor

There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five to seven years, warns Leonardo Boff. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian*

MEXICO CITY, Dec 28, 2010 (TierramĂ©rica) – “The market is not going to resolve the environmental crisis,” says theologian and environmentalist Leonardo Boff, professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. The solution, he says, lies in ethics and in changing our relationship with nature.
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Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor

Market in Espinal where the tĂşmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – TĂşmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
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Reconnaissance internationale pour les peuples autochtones

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TerraViva

Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, 29 dĂ©cembre (IPS) – Alors que l’annĂ©e 2010 touche Ă  sa fin, les États-Unis et les Nations Unies ont tendu la main Ă  l’un des groupes les plus marginalisĂ©s du monde : les peuples indigènes ou autochtones. Continue Reading

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A juventude europeia, nova vĂ­tima do neoliberalismo

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

Greve Geral. Crédito: Cortesia UGT web

Mario de Queiroz

Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 10, (IPS TerraViva) – O protesto sindical que percorre a Europa chegou ontem a Portugal, na segunda greve geral em 22 anos, em um paĂ­s com as duas grandes centrais de trabalhadores separadas entre comunistas e socialistas, por suas orientações polĂ­ticas irreconciliáveis. Continue Reading

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More Protests – and More Crackdowns

Posted on 21 December 2010 by editor

Workers at the gates of Ferrominera demand the release of Rubén González. Credit:Courtesy of Radar de los Barrios

By Humberto Márquez

CARACAS, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS) – RubĂ©n González, a 51-year-old welder who is the secretary general of the Sintraferrominera ironworkers union, has spent over a year in prison in Venezuela for leading a strike by hundreds of workers outside the San Isidro mine in Ciudad Piar, 550 kilometres southeast of the capital.
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Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests

Posted on 11 December 2010 by editor

Indigenous rights protestors bundled away from negotiations by police. Credit:Nastasya Tay/IPS

By Stephen Leahy*

CANCĂšN, Mexico, Dec 11, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the CancĂşn climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa.
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Protesters Say “No” to Climate Market

Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor

Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS

By Diana Cariboni *

CANCĂšN, MĂ©xico, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva**) – The short-cuts that the United Nations system is offering companies to profit from strategies against global warming were the target of loud protests on the Day of Action for Climate Justice.
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Tiendas de barrio temen acuerdo con la UE

Posted on 18 November 2010 by editor

Los comercios minoristas florecen en contextos carenciados. Crédito: Ranjit Devraj/IPS TerraViva

Por Ranjit Devraj

NUEVA DELHI, 20 dic (IPS) – Las firmas trasnacionales que impulsan el acuerdo de libre comercio entre la UniĂłn Europea e India prometen a los consumidores una “experiencia nueva y dinámica”, sin importarles quĂ© ocurrirá con las tiendas familiares del paĂ­s asiático y con sus 40 millones de empleados. Continue Reading

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Asistencia Militar Desviada

Posted on 16 November 2010 by editor

Por William Fisher

NUEVA YORK, dic (IPS) – Yemen usĂł ayuda militar “antiterrorista” de Estados Unidos para combatir a su insurgencia interna, atacando particularmente a civiles, segĂşn la organizaciĂłn Human Rights Watch (HRW), que se basĂł en datos confidenciales filtrados al sitio web Wikileaks. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Community Radio Stations – Key Players in Expanding Democracy

Posted on 15 November 2010 by editor

MarĂ­a PĂ­a Matta. Credit: Courtesy of Mujeres en ConexiĂłn.

Marcela Valente interviews MARĂŤA PĂŤA MATTA, new president of AMARC

LA PLATA, Argentina, Nov 15, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Chilean journalist MarĂ­a PĂ­a Matta, a feminist and staunch believer that communication is a universal right based on freedom of expression, is the new president of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).
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