News headlines in June 2016, page 2

  1. Why I Started SMART ALEC - Lobbying for the Public Good

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    PORTLAND, Oregon, Jun 28 (IPS) - For many years, as a reporter, including for IPS, I wrote about the dominance of a giant, corporate-funded lobbying organization called ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council), on public policy in the U.S.

  2. Drought Prompts Debate on Cuba’s Irrigation Problems

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    HOLGUÍN, Cuba, Jun 28 (IPS) - Five gargantuan modern irrigation machines water the state farm of La Yuraguana covering 138 hectares in the northeastern province of Holguín, the third largest province in Cuba. However, "sometimes they cannot even be switched on, due to the low water level," said farm manager Edilberto Pupo.

  3. Civil Society Under Serious Attack

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - Despite their contribution to social justice, civil society organisations came under "serious attack" in 109 countries in 2015, according to a new report published by CIVICUS Monday.

  4. Journalists Face Unprecedented Violence

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - There has never been a time more dangerous to be a journalist than today. On an average week, one journalist gets killed, according to UNESCO, and the pace of these attacks keeps increasing.

  5. Will Brexit Have Political Ramifications at UN?

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed British exit (Brexit) from the 28-member European Union (EU) is likely to have political ramifications at the United Nations – both in the short and the long term.

  6. Brexit - Perceptions and Repercussions in the Americas

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    MIAMI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The hopes of many of those who confidently expected the British electorate to vote, by a slender margin, for the country to remain in the EU have been dashed. All that is left to do now is to ponder the causes and background of this regrettable event, and consider its likely consequences, especially for relations with the United States.

  7. Women's Cooperatives Ease Burden of HIV in Kenya

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - Seventy-three-year-old Dorcus Auma effortlessly weaves sisal fronds into a beautiful basket as she walks the tiny path that snakes up a hill. She wound up her farm work early because today, Thursday, she is required to attend her women's group gathering at the secretary's homestead.

  8. The Brexit Shock – Now All Is Up in the Air!

    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Lund, Sweden, Jun 26 (IPS) - The UK, Europe and the rest of the world will be affected. But there has been no planning for this anywhere.

    It's now all up in the air what this Brexit vote will be the starting point of. All we can safely predict is that we are in for interesting times!

  9. Brex’it, So Be’it; And Then What?

    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    ALICANTE, Spain, Jun 26 (IPS) - The vote turned out like the two referenda held in Norway in 1972 and 1994. And much for the same reason: Protestant break with Rome–Catholic, imperial–Henry VIII made himself head of the Anglican Church in 1534.

  10. Making Sustainability Part of the Corporate DNA

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - Companies, governments and non-profit actors agree that economic growth and sustainable development have to go hand in hand to shape our increasingly globalised world in a fair way.