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Privatization brings the rain?

Anti-water privatization activists from all over Africa met today atthe World Social Forum to launch a new African Water Network aimed atstrengthening co-operation and co-ordinating efforts to ‘oppose waterprivatization in all its forms’; to work for a participatory model ofpublic control over water; and to assert that water is a fundamentalhuman right. Virginia Setshedi from the South African Coalition AgainstWater Privatization explained the significance of the event: ‘Today wecelebrate…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Asking for trouble?

The April 1 protests in London wereremarkably peaceful, considering public anger and provocative policetactics, writes Vanessa Baird.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The suitable Mr Wolfowitz?

It was just sitting there, waiting to happen – the Paul Wolfowitz corruption scandal. But over so small a thing! I don’t want to belittle the World Bankchief’s actions, but using his position to ensure a plum job (salary$200,000) for his lover Shaha Riza is chicken feed by World Bankstandards..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cool Change 2 -- Democracy meets the market

Adjusting to climate change means many changes: cutting back on oil and consumption; getting the globe to agree on a direction that will benefit everyone and adopting a creed other than greed. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Because nature doesn't do bail-outs

'Spectacular action' hitting the heart of London's financial district is planned for the day the G20 leaders touch down. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Ending female genital mutilation (Part II)

Using financial inducements to stop circumcisions.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cancún: a relief? Hardly

Reflections on the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16): the bad guys, the money and the carbon footprint.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Sub-prime people

What turns a credit crunch into a financial crisis? One reliable signis when people who have always advocated privatization, free marketsand deregulation start demanding - without apology - governmentintervention, hand-outs, even 'nationalization'. People likethemselves, they say, are not to be trusted with money, so they won'tlend it to each other. Government must do it instead.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Austerity Stakes

The Tories in Britain say we're all in the Age of Austerity together. But David Ransom prefers an Age of Possibility.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Change in the air

A new model for microfinance is making waves in Pakistan.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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