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  1. More Progressive Taxation Needed for Social Progress

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 18 (IPS) - Governments must innovatively develop progressive means to finance the large-scale social spending needed to improve lives and livelihoods, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. More egalitarian tax reforms should enable governments to equitably mobilize desperately needed revenue to advance sustainable development for all.

  2. A Call to Action on Living Lands

    - Inter Press Service

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 17 (IPS) - If the ocean is the lifeblood of the Commonwealth, then forests are the lungs that breathe life into its whole system. From the vast boreal woodlands of Canada to the rich primary forests of Papua New Guinea, the Commonwealth covers nearly a quarter of all forest land in the world - an estimated 900 million hectares. These biodiversity havens not only house about half of all animal species on earth, they also give us clean air, water and food, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people while tackling climate change.

  3. Democracy Under Assault

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan 14 (IPS) - There is no doubt that the building the magnificent Women’s Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020 deserves unconditional praise and admiration, a bold landmark that projects the concept of gender empowerment and gender equality.

  4. The Straw that Broke Kazakhstan's Back

    - Inter Press Service

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan 12 (IPS) - The most violent protests of the past 30 years have erupted across Kazakhstan — exposing decades of inequality, injustice, and corruption. The protests of an unprecedented scale have rocked cities across Kazakhstan for days, as the population grew increasingly dissatisfied with the country’s leadership.

  5. Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community

    - Inter Press Service

    Blantyre, Malawi, Jan 10 (IPS) - The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pit latrines.

  6. The Time to Protect Our Oceans is Now

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 (IPS) - There is no other place in the world like Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park. The waters surrounding the island--covered with tropical forests--are a playground to countless shivers, or schools, of sharks, including hammerhead sharks, whitetip reef sharks and whale sharks.

  7. Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 07 (IPS) - Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns.

  8. Activism will be Key to Overcoming the Covid-19 Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jan 07 (IPS) - As the Omicron surge overwhelms the world, it is clear to people everywhere that the actions which leaders so far have taken in response to the Covid-19 crisis have not been sufficient to overcome it.

  9. US Democracy Faces Gravest Danger

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 06 (IPS) - Unless the Republicans and Democrats put the nation above their party and personal interests, our democracy will face the gravest danger in more than a hundred years.

    Authoritarianism will creep in, leading to the collapse of American political institutions and the demise of our democracy as we know it.

  10. A Fast-Spreading Pandemic has Reduced an Additional 100 Million People into Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - The UN’s highly-ambitious goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 has been severely undermined by a rash of problems worldwide, including an escalating coronavirus pandemic, continued widespread military conflicts and the devastating impact of climate change.

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