WASHINGTON -- As the United States drifts deeper into the Colombian quagmire of drugs and war, policy-makers need to take a new look at the problems of poverty, joblessness and hopelessness that have made that country such a trouble spot.
Argentina's president, having just secured $8 billion in emergency aid from the International Monetary Fund, announced plans for a referendum this year on cost-cutting moves aimed at fighting a recession.
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), now being negotiated in the World Trade Organization (WTO), is likely to reduce migrant workers to the status of commodities.
Famed anti-Narmada dam campaigner, Medha Patkar, Friday entered the third day of her hunger protest, in the city of Bhopal, the capital of central Madhya Pradesh state. The state is the home of most of the quarter million, mainly indigenous people to be displaced by the four billion-U.S. dollar Sardar Sarovar dam.
In time for this month's World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), environmental justice and human rights NGO groundWork today launches a series of five booklets entitled South African People and Environments in the Global Market. Today, we also release the full agenda for the Corporate Accountability Week taking place from the 20th - 23rd August in Sandton.
The Nigerian Labour Congress yesterday threatened to render Africa's most populous nation ungovernable if President Olusegun Obasanjo went ahead with plans to phase in the deregulation of fuel supplies in an attempt to end chronic shortages.
The front line was a scene of confrontation, with riot police three-deep stopping protesters, occasionally by leaking tear gas in their direction and by truncheon blows, from advancing toward the Congress Center on the other side of the several-hundred-meter(-yard)-long bridge, where delegates from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual plenary meeting.
Next week, thousands will descend on Porto Alegre, Brazil for the World Social Forum, under the slogan "Another World is Possible." We thought these reflections by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano on the world as it is today were a good place to start.
The private sector was the first to notice: the planet is running out of fresh water at such a rate that soon it will be the most valuable commodity on earth.