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  1. Bullets Against Pots and Pans: The Crackdown on Venezuela's Protests Is Brutal

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    CARACAS, Feb 01 (IPS) - The protests in Venezuela demanding an end to the presidency of Nicolás Maduro in the last 10 days of January, whose soundtrack was the sound of banging on pots and pans in working-class neighbourhoods, had a high human cost: more than 40 deaths, dozens wounded and about a thousand detainees, including 100 women and 90 children under 18.

  2. Mexican Village Wants to Turn Thermoelectric Plant into Solar Panel Factory

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    YECAPIXTLA, Mexico, Feb 01 (IPS) - Social organisations in the central Mexican municipality of Yecapixtla managed to halt the construction of a large thermoelectric plant in the town and are now designing a project to convert the installation into a solar panel factory, which would bring the area socioeconomic and environmental dividends.

  3. From Fake News to Enemy of the People: An Anatomy of Trump's Tweets

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jan 31 (IPS) - Stephanie Sugars is North America Research Assistant at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

    Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening.

  4. People Power Will Bring Change -- Not Davos

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 31 (IPS) - Jenny Ricks is the global convenor at Fight Inequality Alliance.

    They said they cared about climate change but they flew in on private jets in record numbers. They said they cared about inequality but laughed off the idea of higher taxes for the rich. They spoke about democracy and human rights but they dined with a far-right populist. If there was ever any doubt about Davos representing the epitome of duplicity, then 2019 has firmly laid that to rest.

  5. Ending Poverty is Possible, but it Means Facing up to Inequality – Within & Between Countries

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - Liu Zhenmin* is UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs World leaders have committed to ending poverty everywhere for all people by 2030.

    Achieving this aim means facing up to the need for dramatic declines in inequalities – in income, in opportunity, in exposure to risk, across gender, between countries and within countries – over the next decade.

  6. Protecting Your Security and Rights Online

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Jan 23 (IPS) - On December 6, the Australian parliament rushed to pass a bill that could weaken security on the phones and software people rely on every day, in Australia and worldwide. The sweeping law could force tech companies to take vaguely described actions to access encrypted data.

  7. Solar Energy Begins to Light Up Favelas in Rio de Janeiro

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Jan 22 (IPS) - "We can't work just to pay the electric bill," complained José Hilario dos Santos, president of the Residents Association of Morro de Santa Marta, a favela or shantytown embedded in Botafogo, a traditional middle-class neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.

  8. Family Farming Wages a Difficult Battle in Argentina

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (IPS) - "Our philosophy is based on two principles: zero tolerance of pesticides or bosses," says Leandro Ladrú, while he puts tomatoes and carrots in the ecological bag held by a customer, in a large market in the Argentine capital, located between warehouses and rusty old railroad cars.

  9. Davos, Inequality & the Climate Emergency

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    BERLIN, Jan 18 (IPS) - Daniel Mittler is the Political Director of Greenpeace International and is on the steering committee of the global Fight Inequality alliance.

    Four of the top five most impactful threats in this year's World Economic Forum´s Global Risks report are related to climate change. The report warns that we are "sleepwalking to disaster" . But that is not true.

    The disaster is already here, it´s not something we are still walking towards. Climate change is no future threat, it´s a current one. We have entered a new phase, one in which the impacts are coming faster, with greater intensity.

  10. Journalism in Nicaragua Under Siege

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    MANAGUA, Jan 15 (IPS) - Eight months of social and political crisis in Nicaragua have hit the exercise of independent journalism in the country, with 712 cases of violations of the free exercise of journalism, one murdered reporter, two in prison and dozens fleeing into exile, in addition to several media outlets assaulted by the security forces.

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