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  1. It is Time for a Democratic Global Revolution

    BERLIN / BERNE, Aug 28 (IPS) - The people of the world need to seize the moment and bring about a democratic global revolution. It is time for a global parliament and real representation.

    More than 21 million people got infected with the novel coronavirus and over 770,000 have died. Never before did the world witness similar collective lockdowns of social and economic activity that had to be enforced to contain the pandemic.

  2. Semiarid Regions of Latin America Cooperate to Adapt to Climate

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27 (IPS) - After centuries of poverty, marginalisation from national development policies and a lack of support for positive local practices and projects, the semiarid regions of Latin America are preparing to forge their own agricultural paths by sharing knowledge, in a new and unprecedented initiative.

  3. Beating Anger into Empathy: the Need of the Hour in Ethiopia

    LONDON, Aug 17 (IPS) - The murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an icon of the Oromo people in Ethiopia was a tragic loss for all who struggle for rights in systems that fail to accommodate them.

  4. The Growing Global Movement to End Outdoor Advertising

    LONDON, Aug 11 (IPS) - "With advertisements removed in Grenoble you can see the city's beauty and the mountains beyond. Adverts create obstacles. Without them you can breathe," explains Khaled Gaiji, national mobilisation coordinator of the French anti-advertising organisation Résistance à l'Agression Publicitaire (Resistance to Advertising Aggression, or RAP). "Advertising is like an iceberg: the largest impact is below the surface. Adverts colonise our imagination."

  5. Clean Cooking Transition: Pathways as Seen by Kenyan Villagers

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 04 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions.

  6. Religion & the Pandemic: A Call Beyond the Here & Now

    I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums "in search of something."

    These are the words of a 30-something single young, middle class man (born into a Protestant-Catholic family background) in a European country. The latter is known more for turning several churches into museums or shopping centers, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. When people are afraid, lonely and alone - they tend to seek "something" beyond science.

  7. Modern Tools, Age-old Wisdom: on India-Sri Lanka Relations

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 31 (IPS) - The unique India-Sri Lanka relationship, de jure, is between equals as sovereign nations. But it's asymmetric in terms of geographic size, population, military and economic power, on the one hand, and social indicators and geographical location, on the other. It is steeped in myth and legend, and influenced by religious, cultural and social affinities.

  8. Sierra Leone - Why Everyone is Not Celebrating the New Media Law

    FREETOWN, Jul 30 (IPS) - Last week, Sierra Leone's parliament voted to repeal the country's 55-year-old libel law, which criminalised the publication of information that was deemed defamatory or seditious, and which had been used by successive governments to target and imprison media practitioners and silence dissenting views. But not everyone is convinced it was in the best interest of media freedom.

  9. Reflections on the Charter of the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary

    NEW YORK, Jul 29 (IPS) - This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, written and signed during a period of great global change. Today, the world is again shifting beneath our feet. Yet, the Charter remains a firm foundation for our joint efforts.

  10. ‘One CGIAR’ with Two Tiers of Influence? The Case for a Real Restructuring of Global Ag-Research Centres

    BRUSSELS, Jul 22 (IPS) - While the ‘CGIAR System' may sound like a technocratic body, few organizations have exerted as much influence on today's food systems as this network of global agricultural research centres.

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