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Q&A: Tunis and Cairo Reveal a New Popular Militancy

Posted on 14 February 2011 by editor

Andrea Lunt interviews activist and intellectual BOAVENTURA DE SOUSA SANTOS

NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2011 (IPS) – More than 200 years ago, one of the United States’ founding presidents, Thomas Jefferson, famously remarked: “Every generation needs a new revolution.” Today, his words are more relevant than ever, as young people across the world mark 2011 as a year of change. Continue Reading

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HAITI: January 12, 2011 and Us

Posted on 11 January 2011 by editor

Dark clouds from Hurricane Tomas, which buffeted Haiti in November, loom over a tent camp in Port-au-Prince. Credit:UN Photo/Logan Abassi

By Ericq Pierre*

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 7, 2011 (IPS) – The anniversary of the earthquake is on Jan. 12. Never before had Haiti seen so many victims from a single catastrophe in so short a time. Never had Haitians experienced such solidarity, nor received so much attention from abroad and from the international community.
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Reconnaissance internationale pour les peuples autochtones

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

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Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, 29 décembre (IPS) – Alors que l’année 2010 touche à sa fin, les États-Unis et les Nations Unies ont tendu la main à l’un des groupes les plus marginalisés du monde : les peuples indigènes ou autochtones. Continue Reading

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Protesters Say “No” to Climate Market

Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor

Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS

By Diana Cariboni *

CANCÚN, México, 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.
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AFRICA: Western Sahara Talks Drag on Amid Deadly Clashes

Posted on 10 November 2010 by editor

Khadad Mhamed, a senior official of the Polisario Front, at the U.N. in 2007. Credit: Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo.

By Haider Rizvi

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Disappointed with the outcome of the most recent informal talks with Morocco, the pro-independence leaders of Western Sahara are calling for the U.N. to take action against what they describe as Rabat’s “unprovoked military aggression” against their people.
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Lurching from One Disaster to the Next

Posted on 30 October 2010 by admin

Pakistanis affected by their country's widespread, torrential floods receive wheat flour and other provisions from the UN World Food Programme. Credit:UN Photo/WFP/Amjad Jamal.

By Paul Weinberg

TORONTO, Oct 30, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The world is ill-prepared for the human toll from the expected increase in floods, droughts and extreme storms and hurricanes on the horizon.
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Women Warriors Take the Offensive in War Zones

Posted on 25 October 2010 by admin

A female U.N. peacekeeper at target practice. Credit: John Isaac/UN Photo.

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The world’s traditional peacemakers – a title long conferred on women – may be undergoing a gradual transformation.
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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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Civil Society Pushes for Action Ahead of MDG Review

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

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A Global Civil Society Campaign to De-Legitimise Israel?

Posted on 09 June 2010 by editor

Free Gaza activists being marched away from a bus at the Ben Gurion International airport. Credit:Mel Frykberg/IPS

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 4, 2010 (IPS) – If, as expected, the U.N. Security Council remains politically impotent and refuses to penalise Israel for the killings of nine pro-Palestinian civilians on a ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, what is the next course of action? Continue Reading

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