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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) РDe prisioneiros a governantes, todos recorrem desde o ano passado a greves de fome em defesa de suas posi̵̤es e demandas na Am̩rica Latina.
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Ayunos alimentados por sordera institucional

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Mujeres electricistas mexicanas durante su huelga de hambre. Crédito: Daniela Pastrana /IPS.

Por Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, 28 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – De prisioneros a gobernantes han recurrido desde el año pasado a huelgas de hambre para defender sus posiciones y demandas en América Latina. Detrás del uso cada vez más intenso de la radical protesta, está para los expertos la falta de respuestas institucionales.
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Love, Commitment and Anger in Detroit

Posted on 27 June 2010 by editor

Bolivian ambassador Pablo Solon said the great challenge of this century is to build a new environmental and social contract. Credit:Bankole Thompson/IPS

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 27, 2010 (IPS) – The 2010 U.S. Social Forum ended Saturday in Detroit, a city viewed by many as a metaphor for the excesses of U.S. capitalism, with strong parting words from Pablo Solon, Bolivia’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Continue Reading

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Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists

Posted on 28 April 2010 by editor

U.S. native American leader Tom Goldtooth. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPS

By Franz Chávez*

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 27, 2010 (Tierramérica) – The UN-led global initiative to use forest conservation as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions heated things up at the people’s summit against climate change in Bolivia. In the end, the participants reached a consensus – and rejected the plan.
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Lo que cambió y lo que falta cambiar

Posted on 16 February 2010 by editor

Antonio Martins entrevista al sociólogo Boaventura de Sousa Santos

PORTO ALEGRE, feb (IPS/TerraViva) En el Foro Social Mundial (FSM) de este año, el mayor ámbito de quienes se oponen al capitalismo, adquieren protagonismo los sindicatos y las cosmovisiones no occidentales, dice en esta entrevista el sociólogo portugués Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Continue Reading

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Estado nacional en cuestión

Posted on 29 January 2010 by admin

Ponentes sobre Organización del Estado y del Poder Político. Crédito: Verena Glass

Por Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brasil (IPS/TerraViva) Construir un nuevo Estado nacional es una de las tareas necesarias para el otro mundo que creen posible los activistas reunidos en el Foro Social Mundial (FSM). Continue Reading

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WSF: Positive Reviews, On Balance

Posted on 28 January 2010 by admin

Credit: Claudia Diez de Medina/IPS

By Mario de Queiroz

LISBON, Jan 23, 2010 (IPS) – Nearly a decade after its inception, and in spite of some reverses, on balance the World Social Forum (WSF) has proved a resounding success as a platform for planet-wide debate, from the point of view of the people most affected by the world’s problems.
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