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Les mouvements paysans africains opposés aux pesticides

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 11 fĂ©v (IPS) – Les mouvements paysans africains prĂ©fèrent le modèle traditionnel de production agricole, sans pesticides, ainsi que le système de petites exploitations familiales. Continue Reading

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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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With Blood Spilt, Political Wounds Far from Healed

Posted on 07 March 2010 by editor

'We, the commoners and the lower class, must gather,' reads the monk's placard at the anti-government protests in Bangkok. Credit: Sujane Kanparit/IPS

Analysis – By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Mar 16 , 2010 (IPS) – A nearly four-kilometre arc of road that cuts through the historic part of the Thai capital, the site of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in years, has brought into sharp relief a political wound that is far from being healed in this kingdom. Continue Reading

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Rural Thailand Simmers with Anti-gov’t Rage

Posted on 08 February 2010 by admin

Credit: Torikai Yukihiro

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

SRANG KHOM, Thailand, Feb 8 , 2010 (IPS) – Meal by meal, a political feast is being laid out under the night sky to nourish a wave of anti-government protests rapidly spreading across this rural heartland. The diners come dressed in their signature red shirts.
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RECESSION AND RECOVERY: Diamonds Are for the Poor

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami

By IPS Correspondents*

NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.
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