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This could be our last chance

New Internationalist co-editor Chris Brazier kicked off a lively Put People First meeting in Edinburgh on Monday 23 March with this brief speech.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Next Western Front

There's a lot of spotlights shining on the privatization of armed forces in Iraq, but little attention being given to the fact that this is just the tip of a very large iceberg. All over the world, governments are contracting-out war and peace work to private companies. Military forces are now being called 'security forces'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The whole story

Haiti is just one example of a country made more vulnerable to natural disasters by exploitation and oppressive economic policies.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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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Naked emperors and the age of possibility

The G20 countries have never had Africa's interests at heart. As they meet in London this week, this is what Africa should be demanding of them.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cool Change 3 -- Get energized

In both the North and the South, communities are converting to morelocally-based, sustainable lives. Lucia Ortiz – from Friends of theEarth in Brazil – reports on a cooperative of 6,000 families whoalready produce half of their energy without a bill in sight.…

  • 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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Temperatures Rising

The privatization of public health systems Radio New Internationalist has just landed in Dublin to join one of the leading lights in Irish community radio - Jack Byrne from NEAR FM - as he reports on a pressing public interest issue: plans to privatize his country's public health system. Ireland - like so many other countries around the world - is preparing to follow the health system operating in the United States. Yet the health outcomes of the US-system are horrendous.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

An important victory against water privatization in South Africa

Some great news coming out of Johannesburg in the battle against water privatization. A High Court Judge has ruled the city's controversial usage ofprepayment water meters unconstitutional. This is a tremendous victoryfor those fighting water privatization in South Africa, andparticularly for residents of townships such as Soweto where the use ofprepayment meters has restricted people's access to water drastically.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Africa: trapped in water privatization

Water privatization and exploitation in Africa in the name of 'development' has disastrous consequences for the continent's population, writes Sokari Ekine..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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