News headlines in January 2013, page 4

  1. Opponents of 'Corporate Personhood' Eye U.S. Constitution

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan 28 (IPS) - There is a growing national movement to establish a 28th amendment to the constitution of the United States to address the issue of unlimited corporate spending in elections, although the groups working on the issue diverge on what exactly the amendment should say.

  2. Debt Relief Package for Myanmar Unusually Generous

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (IPS) - Nearly 20 of the world's largest creditor countries have announced that they would be cutting nearly half of Myanmar's total foreign debt, worth some six billion dollars.

  3. Living on the Streets No Longer Exceptional in Spain

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    MÁLAGA, Spain, Jan 28 (IPS) - "That's where I sleep," says Fernando, indicating a puddled area under a bridge. A 62-year-old Portuguese citizen, he has lived in Spain for 15 years, and he is part of the growing number of homeless people in this country wracked by a merciless economic and financial crisis.

  4. Buenos Aires Mayor Slammed for Slow Pace on “Zero Waste” Targets

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan 28 (IPS) - The garbage strewn across many streets and sidewalks in the Argentine capital reflects the inefficiency of a waste collection and treatment system that, paradoxically, has become increasingly costly for the city's residents, say civil society groups and opposition parties.

  5. Better than Organic

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    BERLIN, Jan 28 (IPS) - When my children were born it was a clear commitment: all clothing would have to carry the "organic" seal. It was an expression of a lifestyle, a commitment to the Earth.

  6. Bangladesh Must Pause Down the Nuclear Path

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    Jan 28 (IPS) - Few critical questions have been raised so far by Bangladesh's intellectual community over the deal towards construction of two nuclear power plants in Rooppur, 180km from capital Dhaka.

  7. Better to Ride These Bikes Than Make Them

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  8. Turning on Taps a Risky Business in Zimbabwe

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    HARARE, Jan 28 (IPS) - For three weeks Tavonga Kwidini and his wife Maria had no tap water in their home in Glen View, one of the many dry suburbs in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.

  9. No Woman Should Die Giving Life

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 27 (IPS) - Every single day, 452 women in sub-Saharan Africa die from pregnancy-related causes; that's 18 women every hour.

  10. New Revolution Against New Constitution

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    CAIRO, Jan 27 (IPS) - Hundreds of thousands hit the streets countrywide on and after the second anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising Jan. 25 to protest the policies of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from which he hails. A chief demand was the abrogation – or modification at least – of Egypt's newly-approved constitution.