Posted on 21 December 2010 by editor
Workers at the gates of Ferrominera demand the release of RubÃ©n GonzÃ¡lez. Credit:Courtesy of Radar de los Barrios
By Humberto MÃ¡rquez
CARACAS, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS) – RubÃ©n GonzÃ¡lez, 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.
Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor
Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS
By Diana Cariboni *
CANCÃN, MÃ©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.
Posted on 15 November 2010 by editor
MarÃa PÃa Matta. Credit: Courtesy of Mujeres en ConexiÃ³n.
Marcela Valente interviews MARÃA PÃA MATTA, new president of AMARC
LA PLATA, Argentina, Nov 15, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Chilean journalist MarÃa PÃa 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).
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 â 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.
Posted on 04 October 2010 by admin
Protesters demonstrate against direction taken by climate change talks. Credit:Ana Libisch/IPS
By Mario Osava*
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 20 , 2010 (IPS) – The countries of Latin America, with few exceptions, have weathered the global recession of the past two years relatively well, while they simultaneously continued the process of shedding neoliberal policies in their most fundamentalist form. But in financial terms, non-governmental organisations have not fared so well.
Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor
Approaching the cave where the killers concealed the bodies. Credit:Ãngel PÃ¡ez/IPS
By Ãngel PÃ¡ez
LIMA, Aug 12, 2010 (IPS) – The families of 40 villagers murdered in Peru on Christmas Day in 1984 are camping out next to the eight graves in which their loved ones were buried, to keep watch over the slow, painful process of exhuming the bodies, a task that is being carried out by the public prosecutor’s office.
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
Posted on 15 June 2010 by editor
A civil society representative participates in a panel discussion on the progress achieved in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) entitled: "How do we build on results achieved and speed up progress towards universal access by 2010: Moving on to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015." Credit: UN Photo/Jenny Rockett
By Amanda Bransford
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15, 2010 (IPS) – As a major high-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals approaches at U.N. headquarters in September, anti- poverty and human rights activists are stepping up efforts to have their voices heard. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 January 2010 by editor
Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
By Anwarul Chowdhury (*)
NEW YORK, Jan (IPS) On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, in December 1998, a group of civil society organisations launched a global campaign for the universal recognition of the human right to peace. They called upon all “to prevent violence, intolerance, and injustice in our countries and societies in order to overcome the cult of war and to build a Culture of Peace”.