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Mapinduzi Siyo Jambo Dogo

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

Andrea Lunt anamhoji Mwanaharakati wa Kenya ONYANGO OLOO

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (IPS/TerraViva) – Nyuma ya vichwa vya habari vya makongamano ya kijamii na maandamano ya kutumia nguvu, kupambana na ukandamizaji na kubadili dunia kunahitaji hatua endelevu zinazojikita katika jamii ya chini, kulingana na mwanaharakati wa haki ya kijamii wa Kenya. Continue Reading

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Revolutions Are Not Widgets

Posted on 08 February 2011 by admin

Andrea Lunt interviews Kenyan activist ONYANGO OLOO

NEW YORK, Feb 8 (IPS/TerraViva) – Behind the headlines of mass social forums and violent protests, fighting oppression and changing the world requires sustained grassroots action, according to Kenyan social justice activist Onyango Oloo. Continue Reading

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Deaf Ecuadoreans Stand Up for Identity, Rights

Posted on 12 October 2010 by admin

A T-shirt promoting sign language and human rights for deaf persons. Credit:Courtesy of SordosEcuador

By Gonzalo Ortiz

QUITO, Oct 6, 2010 (IPS) – Ximena Carrera discovered a new world at the university. After years of experts who had ruled out the use of hearing aids, she finally tried them — and her life completely changed. That is what she now hopes will happen for many more hearing-impaired Ecuadoreans.
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Civil Society Watchdogs Crucial in New Global Order

Posted on 26 August 2010 by editor

By Beatrice Paez

MONTREAL, Canada, Aug 23, 2010 (IPS) – Six hundred delegates from more than 80 countries flocked to Montreal Aug. 20-23 for the CIVICUS World Assembly in search of innovative ways to approach global challenges like poverty and climate change. Continue Reading

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Q&A “Democracy Deficit Is the Biggest Obstacle to Development”

Posted on 25 August 2010 by editor

Ingrid Srinath. Credit:Beatrice Paez/IPS

Beatrice Paez interviews INGRID SRINATH, Secretary-General of CIVICUS

MONTREAL, Canada, Aug 23, 2010 (IPS) – Three scenarios were laid before the delegates here attending the CIVICUS World Assembly, a venue that attracts civil society, donors, government and business leaders from every region of the world. Continue Reading

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MEXICO: Poisonous Pesticides on the Doorstep

Posted on 04 August 2010 by editor

After the chemical explosion in March, protesters from Izúcar blocked the factory, now closed. Credit:Emilio Godoy/IPS

By Emilio Godoy

IZÚCAR DE MATAMOROS, Mexico, Aug 4, 2010 (IPS) – “People want to get rid of the factory. It has to go. There’s already been an accident,” a taxi driver said on the drive to the pesticide plant belonging to the Agricultura Nacional company in this southern Mexican city. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “NGOs Are Here to Stay”

Posted on 28 July 2010 by editor

Sam Worthington. Credit:Courtesy of InterAction

Aprille Muscara interviews SAM WORTHINGTON, president and CEO of InterAction

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26, 2010 (IPS) – InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs, with over 190 members. Its head, Sam Worthington, spoke recently with IPS about the role of NGOs in Haiti, the U.S. and throughout the world.
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BRAZIL: Football Paves the Way to Masculinity Without Violence

Posted on 26 July 2010 by editor

'Men for an End to Violence against Women', a slogan on a T-shirt in Santa Marta. Credit:Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 19, 2010 (IPS) – It’s Friday night, and in a “favela” (shanty town) in this Brazilian city, a group of men relax with a beer after a hard week, while a song can be heard above the rowdy chatter.
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Finding Lessons of Solidarity in Auto Industry Shake-Up

Posted on 20 June 2010 by editor

Assembly line at Hyundai Motor Company's car factory in Ulsan, South Korea, which ranks fourth largest in the world in car production. Credit:Taneli Rajala/creative commons

By Bankole Thompson and Mitch Moxley

DETROIT/BEIJING , Jun 20, 2010 (IPS) – As thousands of people from around the world prepare to converge in Detroit, where expectations are high for the Jun. 22-26 U.S. Social Forum, activists and auto workers hope the meet will be an opportunity to chart a sustainable future for an industry that provides 1.7 million U.S. jobs. Continue Reading

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DR CONGO: Pursuing Rebels at What Price

Posted on 18 June 2010 by editor

FARDC troops on parade: activists fear continuing efforts to drive out rebels only intensifies violence against civilians - even by the army itself. Credit: Eddy Isango/IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, Jun 17, 2010 (IPS) – Operation Amani Leo, launched jointly by MONUC (the United Nations Mission in Congo) and FARDC (the Congolese army) in January to regain control of mining territories in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu from rebels, while ensuring security for the local population has been extended to September. But Congolese women are arguing for changes in the conduct of military operations. Continue Reading

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