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Argentina’s Indigenous People Fight for Land Rights PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:51

By Daniel Gutman

A group of Wichí children play in the mud in the indigenous community of El Quebracho, in northern Argentina. This country’s laws recognise the right to bilingual support in the education of native children, but in practice the rule is not enforced and children suffer discrimination when they speak their native languages. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS

A group of Wichí children play in the mud in the indigenous community of El Quebracho, in northern Argentina. This country’s laws recognise the right to bilingual support in the education of native children, but in practice the rule is not enforced and children suffer discrimination when they speak their native languages. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS

TARTAGAL, Argentina , Jan 12 2019 (IPS) - Nancy López lives in a house made of clay, wood and corrugated metal sheets, on private land dedicated to agriculture. She is part of an indigenous community of 12 families in northern Argentina that, like almost all such communities, has no title to the land it occupies and lives under the constant threat of eviction.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2019 14:31
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UN Lambasted on High-Level Appointments PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:37

 

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António Guterres takes the oath of office for his five-year term as UN Secretary-General. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2019 (IPS) - The world’s developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining they are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world body –- despite competent candidates with strong professional and academic qualifications vying for these jobs.

The 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, says “persistent imbalances in equitable geographic representation in the UN Secretariat are a major concern.”

While the UN is being commended for ensuring equitable representation of women in recent years, it still stands accused of neglecting qualified nationals of developing countries, including from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The Shutdown Tax Return Wall PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by dragonslayer   
Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:54

Just occurred to me that the shutdown of the US government is also shutting down the IRS which means the House can't get Trump's tax returns.  Now suddenly the absurd wall makes sense. 

 

The shutdown is also helping Russia destroy the economic power of the US....And now we find that Trump is being investigated by the FBI for possible treason by aiding the Russians to undermine the US.

 

Perhaps the Dems should offer Trump 5 billion for his tax returns.....That should shut him up.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 January 2019 12:30
 
Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil’s New Far-Right Government PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 12 January 2019 09:51

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil’s New Far-Right Government

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"We are fighting for the demarcation of our territory," reads a banner in a march of indigenous women who came to Rio de Janeiro from the communities of the 305 native peoples of Brazil, to demand respect for the rights recognised by the constitution, which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro began to ignore as soon as he was sworn in. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 10 2019 (IPS) - “We have already been decimated and subjected, and we have been victims of the integrationist policy of governments and the national state,” said indigenous leaders, as they rejected the new Brazilian government’s proposals and measures focusing on indigenous peoples.

In an open letter to President Jair Bolsonaro, leaders of the Aruak, Baniwa and Apurinã peoples, who live in the watersheds of the Negro and Purus rivers in Brazil’s northwestern Amazon jungle region, protested against the decree that now puts indigenous lands under the Ministry of Agriculture, which manages interests that run counter to those of native peoples.

Indigenous people are likely to present the strongest resistance to the offensive of Brazil’s new far-right government, which took office on Jan. 1 and whose first measures roll back progress made over the past three decades in favor of the 305 indigenous peoples registered in this country.

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Iran, Huawei and Samsung PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by dragonslayer   
Friday, 14 December 2018 11:20

Found this article on google search.   It is from the Financial Tribune which appears to be an Iranian based news outlet.  As such it may be 100% propaganda.  The article needs to be verified with an independant investigation by someone with more resources than I have. 

The article suggests that both Samsung and Huawei have a substancial investment in Iran.   If true the question arises "Why is Huawei being singled out?" which leads to China's assertion that the attack on Huawei is all about competition and the inability of other providers to compete with Huawei.   Any way here is the Financial Tribune article.

 

Financial Tribune

THURSDAY December, 13 2018


Sci & Tech January 14, 2018 17:05 Samsung, Huawei Dominate 83% of Iran Android Phone MarketThe Android market Café Bazaar reports that 51% of its users have handsets produced by the South Korean tech giant Samsung which translates into 17.8 million users

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2018 17:47
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Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 10 December 2018 11:19
from the Rea News 
https://therealnews.com/stories/lopez-obradors-plans-to-lead-mexico-out-of-neoliberalism-will-mean-crossing-swords-with-the-usDecember 9, 2018
 
We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
 
SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.
 
A bold transformation of Mexico’s economy is one of the many promises the newly inaugurated President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, is promising his people. Some have deemed this the fourth transformation of Mexico. But that won’t be easy for the newly elected president. Joining me now to discuss the challenge is Vijay Prashad. He is the executive director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. Vijay, good to have you back.
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Peak Car’ and the End of an Industry PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 03 December 2018 23:01

In Germany—the birthplace of the modern automobile—carmakers are anticipating the day when people stop owning cars.
By Stefan Nicola  and Elisabeth BehrmannAugust 16, 2018, 9:00 PM PDT

 

For years, Martin Bruesch was the bread and butter of the German auto industry. He routinely used his 211-horsepower Audi A4 station wagon for the 20-minute trip to the office.

Now on work days his car usually stays parked outside his apartment in the affluent Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg and the 32-year-old human resources executive hails a new carpooling service instead.

 

 

“If I’m truly honest with myself, then owning a car is too expensive with all these alternatives around,” Bruesch said as he got into one of CleverShuttle’s battery-powered Nissan Leafs one evening this month.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2018 23:25
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Trump officials met Venezuela military 'coup plotters' PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:54
 
New York Times reports says plans for Nicolas Maduro's overthrow fell apart after US officials declined to cooperate.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/trump-officials-met-venezuela-military-coup-plotters-180909061033703.html
 
 
9 Sept 2018
Trump officials met Venezuela military 'coup plotters'
 
Trump officials met Venezuela military 'coup plotters'
Maduro took power after Hugo Chavez death in 2013 and has faced political and economic challenges [AP 
Maduro took power after Hugo Chavez death in 2013 and has faced political and economic challenges [AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos] 
 
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Trump administration officials held secret meetings with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a report by the New York Times.
 
The news outlet said on Saturday that at least three distinct groups from the military were involved in attempts at overthrowing the Venezuelan leader.
 
According to the report, there were plans for a coup in the summer of 2017, and later in March and May of this year. However, when US officials declined to cooperate, plans for Maduro's overthrow fell 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 21:00
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Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:00

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Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS) - A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   

A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and United Nations agencies convened at the sidelines of the General Assembly to discuss the pervasive issue of food insecurity and malnutrition and potential solutions to overhaul the system.

“Sustainable food choices is starting to both look good and taste good which hasn’t been the story of the past.” -- founder of EAT Gunhild Stordalen

 

“It’s striking that we are still, despite all the advances we have seen in science and technology, we still have this big gap between those who eat too much and those who don’t have enough food to eat,” Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition Foundation’s head of media relations Luca Di Leo told IPS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:47
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Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:23

 

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Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS) - A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   

A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and United Nations agencies convened at the sidelines of the General Assembly to discuss the pervasive issue of food insecurity and malnutrition and potential solutions to overhaul the system.

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