Archive | October, 2010

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MIDEAST: The People Speak

Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin

One of the many schools in Gaza damaged in Israeli attacks. Credit:Eva Bartlett.

By Eva Bartlett

GAZA CITY, Oct 31, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The focus on people’s movements in Palestine continues to gain momentum with growing non-violent demonstrations in Gaza, the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, and with a Palestine-wide call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
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SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Civil Society Gives Rights Body A Failing Grade

Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (IPS/TerraViva) – A year after its creation, a South-east Asian human rights body has earned an unflattering label – that of being a window-dressing exercise to improve the image of a region that is home to governments notorious for suppressing political opponents, rather than expanding civil liberties.
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ZAMBIE: La pauvreté répandue menace de compromettre les acquis des OMD

Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin

Strong GDP growth has not overcome poverty in Zambia, threatening achievement of development goals such as access to clean water. Credit: Kelvin Kachinwe/IPS.

Kelvin Kachingwe

LUSAKA, 31 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – A moins que la Zambie s’attaque aux niveaux Ă©levĂ©s de pauvretĂ©, les grands progrès dĂ©jĂ  accomplis par le pays dans la rĂ©alisation de certains des Objectifs du millĂ©naire pour le dĂ©veloppement (OMD) pourraient ĂŞtre compromis, prĂ©viennent les organisations de la sociĂ©tĂ© civile.
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Lurching from One Disaster to the Next

Posted on 30 October 2010 by admin

Pakistanis affected by their country's widespread, torrential floods receive wheat flour and other provisions from the UN World Food Programme. Credit:UN Photo/WFP/Amjad Jamal.

By Paul Weinberg

TORONTO, Oct 30, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The world is ill-prepared for the human toll from the expected increase in floods, droughts and extreme storms and hurricanes on the horizon.
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ILE MAURICE: Des maux sociaux prédominent malgré l’atteinte des OMD

Posted on 30 October 2010 by admin

Les Ă©coliers Mauriciens. Nasseem Ackburally/IPS.

Nasseem Ackbarally

PORT-LOUIS, 30 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Le petit Etat insulaire de l’Ile Maurice est le seul pays africain susceptible d’atteindre tous les huit Objectifs du millĂ©naire pour le dĂ©veloppement (OMD) des Nations Unies d’ici Ă  2015 – au moins thĂ©oriquement.
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MEXICO: No Solution in Sight for Apaxco Pollution Conflict

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Apaxco and Atotonilco residents have staged a peaceful sit-in against the Ecoltec plant for nearly 18 months. Credit: Greenpeace.

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Oct 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A waste processing company and the surrounding community are at odds over the operation of a plant that provides energy for Mexico’s cement industry.
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Brasil: Mobilização para conviver com a aridez e a água

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Um cisterna de água da chuva. Crédito: Roberta Guimarães/ASA.

Fabiana Frayssinet

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 29/10/2010, (IPS/TerraViva) – A pitoresca, para quem vĂŞ de fora, paisagem de mulheres carregando pesadas vasilhas com água em suas cabeças começa a ser coisa do passado em vários lugares do semiárido brasileiro, em razĂŁo de uma iniciativa simples que se expande para outros paĂ­ses: a coleta e o armazenamento de água da chuva.
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Hunger Strikes Fuelled by Institutional Deafness

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Mexican electrical workers on hunger strike. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS.

By Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, Oct 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. Behind the growing use of the extreme protest measure is a lack of institutional responses, according to experts.
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Greves de fome alimentadas pela surdez institucional

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Mulheres eletricistas mexicanas durante a greve de fome que fizeram. Crédito: Daniela Pastrana/IPS.

Daniela Estrada

Santiago, Chile, 29/10/2010, (IPS/TerraViva) – De prisioneiros a governantes, todos recorrem desde o ano passado a greves de fome em defesa de suas posições e demandas na AmĂ©rica Latina.
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AFRIQUE DE SUD: Le Projet de loi est ‘une charte pour les filous’

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

A week of action against what activists describe as a Secrecy Bill concluded with a march on parliament. Credit: Davison Makanga/IPS.

Erna Curry

LE CAP, 29 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Une coalition de groupes de la sociĂ©tĂ© civile a marchĂ© sur le parlement d’Afrique du Sud le 27 octobre pour protester contre le nouveau Projet de loi sur la protection de l’information.
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