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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 Unión Europea e India prometen a los consumidores una “experiencia nueva y dinámica”, sin importarles qué ocurrirá con las tiendas familiares del país asiático y con sus 40 millones de empleados. Continue Reading

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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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Anti-Gov’t Protesters Use Cultural Taboo as Weapon

Posted on 19 April 2010 by admin

Shirts on sale at the protest site in Bangkok say 'prai', which refers to the low and uncouth 'commoners'. Credit:Johanna Son/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 18 , 2010 (IPS) – “I know the word; I understand it; I love it,” street artist Chuwit Kunasawat said, using his pencil-thin brush, dipped in deep red ink, to paint on the right cheek of an anti-government protester. Continue Reading

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THAILAND: Bloody Crackdown Exposes Battle Lines in Class War

Posted on 12 April 2010 by editor

A protester offers food to a soldier in Rajdamnoern in old Bangkok, just before the crackdown. Credit: Marwaan Macan-Markar/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 11, 2010 (IPS) – The morning after the Thai troops’ bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters here, the mood among them remained as it was after the guns had gone silent only hours before. The red shirts, called such because of their signature protest colour, appeared defiant, edgy and, in some cases, victorious. Continue Reading

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Bangkok Protesters Tap Rural Protest Strategy

Posted on 23 March 2010 by editor

Credit: Sujane Kanparit/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

THUNG PHRA, Thailand, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) – Once a stronghold of Thailand’s banned communist party, this north-east rural outpost has been drawing a different kind of people railing against the political order set in the capital Bangkok. Continue Reading

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Resistance Casts Pall over 2010 Olympic Festivities

Posted on 15 February 2010 by admin

Protesters gather with the 'Poverty Olympics' torch in foreground. Credit: Anthony Fenton/IPS

By Anthony Fenton

VANCOUVER, Feb 15, 2010 (IPS) – The 2010 Winter Olympics opened with the largest protest convergence in the history of the Games.

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SRI LANKA: Protests Grip Restive Nation after General’s Arrest

Posted on 12 February 2010 by editor

Credit: Adithya Alles/IPS

By Adithya Alles

COLOMBO, Feb 12, 2010 (IPS) – Sri Lanka’s bruising presidential election ended less than a month ago on Jan. 26, but the island nation is now caught up in protests that threaten to spiral into public agitation across the country.
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