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  1. KAZAKHSTAN: Workers Fight Massive Crackdown

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Workers striking in what has been described as the biggest organised threat to Kazakhstan’s authoritarian regime in the last decade are being beaten by hired thugs as the government ignores pleas for basic international labour rights to be observed.

  2. Nascent Independent Unions Play Key Role in Arab Uprisings

    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    In the Arab world, most trade unions are affiliated to governments, but independent labour organisations are starting to emerge.

  3. DEVELOPMENT: Women Demand Access to Water and Energy

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    'Women in LDCs bear the brunt of economic and social hardships,' said Wubitu Hailu, managing director of an Ethiopian NGO, Kulich Youth Reproductive Health and Development Organisation. The failure to provide access to basic services like clean water and electricity is a major factor preventing women from realising their full potential.

  4. AFRICA: Investment Growth Benefiting Only Some Poor States

    Saturday, May 07, 2011

    While foreign direct investment in least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa has risen sharply over the past decade, most of it went to resource-rich economies and had little impact on employment creation.

  5. Privatisation Aided Egypt Revolt, Army Says

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    Anger at Egypt’s privatisation programme, involving the transfer of billions of dollars worth of public assets to private hands, aided the Egyptian revolution that elbowed the Western-backed Hosni Mubarak out of office in February, a top army general said.

  6. INDIA: Court Challenges Dubious Environmental Impact Reports

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    India’s Supreme Court has questioned clearances to industries on the basis of environment impact assessments (EIAs) carried out by private consultants in the pay of project proponents.

  7. Egypt Takes a Step Back From IMF Ways

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Egypt could soon be looking for a new economic model — one that will be different from the traditional system that has been promoted for years by international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the reign of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

  8. ZIMBABWE: Activists Seek WSF Solidarity Against Privatisation

    Monday, February 07, 2011

    Zimbabwean activists will raise the issue of privatisation at the World Social Forum, taking place Feb 6-11 in Dakar, Senegal, and seek solidarity from other activists to resist a renewed government attempt at selling Zimbabwe’s state- owned enterprises.

  9. ZAMBIA: Unsolved Riddle of Sustaining Water Utilities

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Sebastian Chilekwa’s job title at the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company is 'Managing Director of Dilemma'. Or it should be.

  10. Slovenia Goes Slow on Privatisation, and Succeeds

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Twenty years ago when the Berlin wall fell, radical privatisation was promoted as a solution to the ills of Eastern European economies. The one country that ignored the West’s recipe— Slovenia — seems to be faring far better.

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