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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.

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Trump officials met Venezuela military 'coup plotters' PDF Print E-mail
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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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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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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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U.N. General Assembly Kicks Off With Strong Words and Ambitious Goals PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:18

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Graça Machel, member of The Elders and widow of Nelson Mandela, makes remarks during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. Credit: United Nations Photo/Cia Pak

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 2018 (IPS) - In honour of Nobel Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela’s legacy, nations from around the world convened to adopt a declaration recommitting to goals of building a just, peaceful, and fair world.

At the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, aptly held in the year of the former South African leader’s 100th birthday, world leaders reflected on global peace and acknowledged that the international community is off-track as human rights continues to be under attack globally.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:25
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UN human rights chief says Security Council members risk UN's survival PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 August 2018 08:31
 
The outgoing UN human rights chief has said the five permanent members wield too much power as they can veto resolutions even in cases of alleged injustices. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has been outspoken during his term.
 
https://www.dw.com/en/un-human-rights-chief-says-security-council-members-risk-uns-survival/a-45150493
 
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (L) speaks during a press conference.
 
    
 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (L) speaks during a press conference.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the outgoing UN human rights chief, warned on Monday that the world body could "collapse" if the imbalance caused by the excessive powers wielded by the Security Council's five permanent members is not corrected.
 
"There's a feeling within the UN that there is a sort of pentarchy — the P5 (permanent members) running too much of the business at the expense of the organization itself," Zeid said in reference to the US, Russia, China, France and the UK.
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NAFTA THE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS IN NAFTA AND THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT'S PUBLISHED INTERPRETATION OF THESE PROVISIONS. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:46
 
 
1993 NAFTA THE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS IN NAFTA AND THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT'S PUBLISHED INTERPRETATION OF THESE PROVISIONS.
 
Prepared for presentation at a panel discussion on NAFTA
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JOAN RUSSOW
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
 
May, 23, 1993
 
BACKGROUND 
In all three countries, Canada, Mexico and the U.S., citizens and organizations are concerned about the misplacing of government priorities, 
 The delusion of public process, 
 The exploitation of the labour force, 
The inequitable distribution of resources,  
 The disenfranchisement of the many, 
 The violation of human rights and 
The denigration of social justice
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Indigenous Peoples Least Responsible for the Climate Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:50

 

By Jamison Ervin is Manager, UNDP’s Global Programme on Nature for Development 
 
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 9 2018 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than five percent of the world’s population, have the world’s smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible for our climate crisis. Yet because their livelihoods and wellbeing are intimately bound with intact ecosystems, indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate change, which is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

In Papua New Guinea, for example, residents of the Carteret Islands – one of the most densely populated islands in the country – have felt the effects of climate change intensify over recent years. With a high point on their islands of just 1.2 meters above sea level, every community member is now at risk from sea level rise and storm surges.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:54
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Palestine to Lead UN’s Largest Group of Developing Nations PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:20

 

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 2018 (IPS) - The Group of 77 (G77) — the largest single coalition of developing countries at the United Nations– is to be chaired by Palestine, come January.

“It’s a historical first, both for Palestine and the G77,” an Asian diplomat told IPS, pointing out that Palestine will be politically empowered to collectively represent 134 UN member states, including China.

Created in June 1964, the 54-year-old Group comprises over 80 per cent of the world’s population and approximately two-thirds of the United Nations membership

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DESTABILIZING VENEZUELA- RAMIFICATIONS ON LATIN AMERICA, AND TIME LINE PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 July 2018 12:12
 
By joan Russow PhD
Global Compliance Research Project
 
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Notes for a presentation August 17, 2018 NOTE ARTICLE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
 
 
A. Destabilization of Venezuela
B. Use of destabilization in Venezuela in elections in Latin America
C. Brief time line in Bolivia, Colombia, Chile  Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala Mexico,  Nicaragua Venezuela  
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2018 00:00
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