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  1. Crisis Drives Nicaragua to an Economic and Social Precipice

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    MANAGUA, Sep 17 (IPS) - Five months after the outbreak of mass protests in Nicaragua, in addition to the more than 300 deaths, the crisis has had visible consequences in terms of increased poverty and migration, as well as the international isolation of the government and a wave of repression that continues unabated.

  2. Preservation of the Klamath River - a Life or Death Matter for the Yurok People

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    KLAMATH, California, USA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fishermen are scarce in the Klamath River delta, unlike other fishing season, because climate change has driven up water temperatures which kills off the salmon, the flagship species of this region in northern California.

  3. Culture of Peace Embedded in Every Word on the UN Charter

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 05 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the current 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in his address to the Forum on a Culture of Peace.

    As we open this Forum, I will make three main points. First, I want to ask: what does a culture of peace actually mean?

    And, frankly it might be different for every person in this room. But I will share some elements, which have stuck with me.

  4. Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    LIMA, Sep 04 (IPS) - This article is published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Women, celebrated September 5, which marks the execution of indigenous guerrilla leader Bartolina Sisa.

    "At the age of 18 I was the first female leader in my organisation, my grandfather who was a male chauvinist demanded that I be beaten because I was sitting among men," said Teresita Antazú, an indigenous leader of the Yanesha people in Peru's Amazon region.

  5. Land, Water and Education, Priorities for Chile's Mapuche People

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    LA PINTANA, Chile, Aug 30 (IPS) - The right to land and water, as well as to multicultural education, are the top priority demands of Mapuche leaders working with their communities in the Araucanía region and in Santiago, Chile's capital.

  6. Annan Victim of One of the Greatest Fake News Concoctions in History

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a former President of the UN Correspondents' Association (UNCA) and author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War.

    Looking at the deserved outpouring of eulogies over Kofi Annan I could not help remembering the advice of the old Latin saying, "Say nothing about the dead unless it's good."  

  7. When Being ‘Offensive’ or ‘Morally Improper’ Online Carries an Indeterminate Jail Sentence in East Africa

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 24 (IPS) - JamiiForums was Tanzania's largest whistleblowing online platform, with one million visitors each day. But now some 90 percent of staff has been retrenched and the owners are considering shutting down their offices since the June implementation of the country's online content communication law.

  8. The Fight for the Right to Abortion Spreads in Latin America Despite Politicians

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (IPS) - The Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill to legalise abortion did not stop a Latin American movement, which is on the streets and is expanding in an increasingly coordinated manner among women's organisations in the region with the most restrictive laws and policies against pregnant women's right to choose.

  9. An Appreciation - Kofi Annan: A Great Man of Peace & Multilateralism has Left Us

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - I woke up on Saturday morning with the heart-breaking news that our dear Kofi is no more. The peoples of the world are unequivocal in expressing their feelings of the love, respect and recognition that they have for his qualities of head and heart.

  10. Annan Denounced Iraqi Invasion as “Illegal” & Criticized Military Leaders Addressing UN

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who is  a creature of member states, rarely challenges or defies his creators. But Kofi Annan, who died last week at the age of 80, did both. Surprisingly, he lived to tell the tale-- but paid an unfairly heavy price after being hounded by the United States.

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