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A new tool for a new generation

Argentina launches ambitious plan to give all its students a laptop.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Everything free!

As we arrived this morning at the stadium where the World SocialForum is taking place, the traffic had come to a standstill. Which ispretty normal for Nairobi. But as we got out of the car to walk thefinal distance it became clear that this was no ordinary gridlock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Hunger

This program hits the airwaves at the start of Ramadan - the most significant month of the Islamic year: a month in which fasting features. So, inspired by the millions around the world of all faiths who fast, today were focusing on food - whos got it, who hasnt, and how its being used for religious and political pursuits: With global grain reserves at levels so low that would only be capable of satisfying world demands for two months, Angus Calder - a company director in search of more…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Feast and famine

With the Christmas parties and New Year feasting that's featuring in many millions of homes this week, the Radio New Internationalist team wants to get it's teeth into some of the interviews that we've done during 2007 about the food we're finding on our dinner tables: Angus Calder - a company director in search of more efficient agriculture - takes us through the problems that threaten our food supplies. As rising populations face falling levels of both water and agriculture land, he…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Prettier Perl Web sites: Three arguments and three ideas

In doing a bit of background reading for this post, I stumbled on Sebastian Riedel's Perl Monk post from 2008 titled Prettier Perl websites. The discussion on that post is a fun read, as it highlights the polarization in the Perl community around Perl's (rather lousy) public image. This comment says it all: One thing I always liked to say about Perl-based services/sites, is that they, like Perl (and the Camel) are Ugly, but efficient.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Anonymous activist comes clean about fighting dirty coal

'You did WHAT?' The words rang down the telephone line after I told myMum what I'd been caught doing last weekend.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Epiblog

Though I’ve signed off from a regular blog from the barge, there are a few loose ends to tie up.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Japan's tragedy: a wake-up call?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara says that a few centuries from now, if civilization as we know it still exists, history will judge us harshly. Will we ever learn?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don’t cry for me, Patagonia

A new campaign highlights Argentina’s retrogressive energy policies.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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