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WSF: Poverty without Borders

Posted on 03 February 2011 by editor

Activists at the opening march of the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit on Jun. 22, 2010. Credit:Courtesy of USSF photo stream

By Andrea Lunt

NEW YORK, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – It’s the land of freedom, of bright lights and burgers, where daring entrepreneurs arrive from across the planet in search of fame and fortune. The United States of America – the world’s melting pot – has been a symbol of hope for centuries, but behind this vision of wealth and wonder is a tale often untold.
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ECUADOR: Migrants Uprooted Twice

Posted on 02 February 2011 by editor

By Gonzalo Ortiz

QUITO, Jan 24, 2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – Ecuadorean immigrants have been put in an even more vulnerable position by the lingering economic crisis in the industrialised world, especially in Spain and the United States, the main destinations for migrants from Latin America.
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EGYPT: Unrest Spreads to Sinai

Posted on 01 February 2011 by editor

A lone soldier is no threat to a crowd in Cairo. Credit:Mohammed Omer

By Mohammed Omer

SINAI, Feb 1, 2011 (IPS) – A Bedouin youth casually spreads out a piece of cloth before a police headquarters in Sheikh Zwayyed town in Sinai, the vast desert area to the east of Cairo across the Suez. “I will leave when Mubarak leaves,” he says.
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More Arabs Protest Rulers With Self-Immolations

Posted on 19 January 2011 by editor

Analysis by Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 18, 2011 (IPS) – Mohammed Bouazizi, the 26-year old Tunisian whose act of self-immolation led to an unprecedented popular revolution in Tunisia, is quickly turning into a symbol for disgruntled Arab youths angry at their autocratic rulers and poor economic conditions – a development that Arab leaders in the region are clearly taking note of.
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LEBANON: Trashy Bag Gets Trendy

Posted on 17 January 2011 by editor

By Mona Alami

A bag made from trash. Credit:Maya Mazloum, Trashy Bags

BEIRUT, Jan 13, 2011 (IPS) – Wafa Saab, a high-powered executive at the leading Lebanese-manufactured paint company Tinol, is an environmentally friendly fashionista. On her arm hangs a pink and blue gym bag. It’s made of garbage.
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Egypt Is Not Tunisia, But…

Posted on 12 January 2011 by editor

By Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 15, 2011 (IPS) – “Where can I find a Tunisian flag?” The question flooded Egyptian blogs, tweeter and Facebook pages minutes after news that popular protests had forced out long-time Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
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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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U.S.-TUNISIA: Obama Applauds People, Urges Calm

Posted on 11 January 2011 by editor

By Jim Lobe*

WASHINGTON, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) – Several hours after Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled his country in the face of massive protests, U.S. President Barack Obama applauded “the courage and dignity of the Tunisian people” and appealed for calm and “free and fair elections in the near future”.
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TUNISIA: People Power Succeeds Without Western Backing

Posted on 10 January 2011 by editor

Analysis by Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) – These are scenes Western powers would have loved to see in Iran – thousands of young people braving live bullets and forcing an autocratic ruler out of the country. But it is in the North African nation Tunisia where an uprising forced the Western-backed autocratic President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country.
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Unrest Spreads to Algeria

Posted on 07 January 2011 by editor

By Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 9, 2011 (IPS) – At least three Algerians have died and hundreds have been injured in four days of protests over housing shortages, rising food prices and failing economic policies that only three months ago won praise by the International Monetary Fund and other Western financial institutions.
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