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Zimbabwe’s ‘banned band’ – Comrade Fatso and the new chimurenga*

‘We’ll only stop playing when we have the last despot hanging from our guitar strings.’ Louise Gray on a brave artist who’s staying put in Zim and making musical ‘food for freedom fighters’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Have your say... on the future of fair trade

Fair trade business is booming across the Western world, which can onlybe good news for the millions of poor farmers struggling to survive inthe face of collapsing commodity prices and ruthless multinationals,right? Maybe, but as fair trade goes mainstream, formerly-cleardistinctions about who really benefits are getting blurry.…

  • 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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‘Don’t Agonize, Organize!’

Africa Liberation Day 2010, celebrated on 25 May, is a time for action as well as reflection.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Water wars

An 80-year-old colonial law gives Egypt unfair advantage in its access to the Nile.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tribal revival

Guess which country the Radio New Internationalist team is talking about today? Its indigenous people - still struggling for rights to their land and resources - often live in shanty communities overrepresented by the unemployed, drug addicted, and alcoholic. Fringe-dwellers, they die much earlier than non-indigenous people, and suffer a range of chronic health problems. Many non-indigenous people say that these folk need to be integrated into mainstream society, but the standard of education…

  • 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
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Kiswahili crash course

Of the few languages I’ve had the privilege to learn (badly) in my life, Kiswahili(Swahili) is my favourite. It’s wonderful expressionism and rich use ofproverbs is a window into a different way of looking at life andcommunicating with one another. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Wonder Women

Women who are doing it for themselves...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Coal Comfort

Climate activists are celebrating as plans to build a coal power station in the UK are scuppered.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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