News headlines in November 2014, page 2

  1. Women on the Edge of Land and Life

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    SUNDARBANS, India, Nov 26 (IPS) - November is the cruelest month for landless families in the Indian Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world lying primarily in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

  2. Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (IPS) - It's one of the oldest tricks in politics: Talk down expectations to the point that you can meet them.

  3. OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - After the Italian sea search-and-rescue operation Mare Nostrum at a cost of nine million euros a month, through which the Italian Navy has rescued nearly 100,000 migrants – although perhaps up to 3,000 have died – from the Mediterranean since October 2013, Europe is now presenting its new face in the Mediterranean.

  4. Filipino Farmers Protest Government Research on Genetically Modified Rice

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    MANILA, Nov 26 (IPS) - Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat. He claims that approval by the Philippine government of the genetically modified ‘golden rice' that is fortified with beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, could ruin his livelihood.

  5. Laying the Foundations of a World Citizens Movement

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 (IPS) - Has organised civil society, bound up in internal bureaucracy, in slow, tired processes and donor accountability, become simply another layer of a global system that perpetuates injustice and inequality?

  6. Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - -"A recurring nightmare for me is I'm trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. I'm yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us."

  7. Central American Civil Society Calls for Protection of Local Agriculture at COP20

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    SAN JOSE, Nov 25 (IPS) - Worried about the effects of global warming on agriculture, water and food security in their communities, social organisations in Central America are demanding that their governments put a priority on these issues in the COP20 climate summit.

  8. Civil Society Freedoms Merit Role in Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 (IPS) - Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, an advocacy NGO, is facing criminal charges for sending a tweet that said: "many Bahrain men who joined terrorism and ISIS have come from the security institutions and those institutions were the first ideological incubator".

  9. Nuclear Weapons as Bargaining Chips in Global Politics

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - Has the world reached a stage where nuclear weapons may be used as bargaining chips in international politics?

  10. Jewellery Industry Takes Steps to Eliminate “Conflict Gold”

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (IPS) - Major U.S. jewellery companies and retailers have started to take substantive steps to eliminate the presence of "conflict gold" from their supply chains, according to the results of a year-long investigation published Monday.