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BANGKOK, 2 December 2011 (IRIN) - Landmine clearance and donor support for mine action reached an all-time high in 2010, but more countries – four – deployed antipersonnel mines than in any year since 2004, according to NGOs.

In addition, Kasia Derlicka, director of the 90-plus...

December 2, 2011

One of the original innovators in responsible tourism, Global Exchange’s Reality Tours, runs customizable trips to over 40 locations around the world including many countries rarely visited by tourists such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iran,...

By Chelsea Souter
December 1, 2011

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - Economic and social recovery in northern Uganda has been slow, despite more than US$600 million having been spent in foreign aid in the years since the LRA was active there. According to development agencies and local communities, many are still living in abject...

November 22, 2011

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - At 26, Kilama Otto was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from his home in northern Uganda’s Nwoya district. After fighting with the insurgency for nine years, he escaped in 2001 and surrendered to the Ugandan army.

He now lives with his wife...

November 22, 2011

THANH BINH, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - Growing numbers of Vietnamese labourers are being trafficked to factories and plantations in China where they are exploited, according to the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP).

When a woman visited Phan Quoc Suu and Phan Van...

November 22, 2011

 

Washington, DC – The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) releases today a comprehensive studyCuba’s New Resolve: Economic Reform and its Implications for U...
November 8, 2011

 

MIREBALAIS, Haiti — The family from a nearby village arrived at the small hospital here vomiting and with uncontrollable diarrhea, at first glance maybe a typical case of consuming bad food or water.
 
But the fluid loss was tremendous and unstoppable; two of...
By Randal C. Archibold
November 7, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Speaking to the annual Drug Policy Alliance conference on Friday, Mexican poet and social justice leader Javier Sicilia blamed “the 1 percent” for the brutal cartel violence that has gripped his country, and urged drug reform activists to stand with “Occupy Wall...

By Stephen C. Webster
November 4, 2011

 

On the heels of news that Cubans would now be allowed to buy and sell used cars of any kind (they used to only be allowed to do so with the pre-1950’s era almendrones sputtering around the island), today Cuba announced that natural-born Cubans and permanent residents will now have...

By Anya Landau French
November 3, 2011

For most of us, Halloween has a strong association with candy. When you're little, you get to dress up and run around your neighborhood collecting it for free. When you're a bit older, you get to dress up, get drunk, and buy it steeply discounted on Nov. 1. And when you're a parent, you get to...

By Claire Thompson
October 25, 2011

 

Growing campaign on Change.org calls on Hershey to commit to buying Fair Trade cocoa by Halloween; activists release video highlighting Hershey’s “child labor chocolate”
 
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 30,000 consumers have joined a popular...
Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign
October 13, 2011

Mexico City - Something amazing is happening in Mexico. A few weeks ago, a 14-bus caravan, which had been traveling under the leadership of Javier Sicilia, a poet and the founder of the Movement for Peace With Justice and Dignity, arrived here after a 10-day trek around the...

By Enrique Krauze
October 1, 2011

Washington DC – September 13, 2011 — A year has gone by since non-profit groups shined a spotlight on Hershey for its use of forced, child, and trafficked labor in its chocolate products.  Twelve months later, the groups are saying that no progress has been made and that Hershey chocolate...

September 13, 2011

Cancun, Mexico, 11 September--Yesterday thousands of people, the majority farmers, were joined by labor, indigenous people and students opposed to the WTO, marched toward the Cancun Convention Center and were stopped by police and barricades many kilometers from their...

By Hiroshi Kanno and Orin Langelle, 50 Years Is Enough
September 11, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tim Kingston, 415-575-5543 or
Tuesday, September 9, 2003
tim@globalexchange.org

The Real Cancún: Thousands of Farmers, Environmentalists, Workers, and Human
Rights...

Jason Mark
September 10, 2011

We, representatives of local communities, civil society organisations and NGOs from around the world, gathered around the world and at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, held in August and September 2002, discussed issues relating to the privatisation of our biological...

August 26, 2011

A new paradigm seems to have been recently established, and like so many of
the new paradigms it arrived from the United States. It is no longer
feasible to criticise and attack in the press and media the murderous and
short-sighted policies and actions...

Haim Bresheeth
August 17, 2011
A major bank in the Gaza Strip closed two branches on Thursday, with officials saying it was becoming too difficult to operate there. Palestinian bankers said banks in...
REUTERS
July 27, 2011

 
 

Coca-Cola representatives told a fact-finding delegation that its employees may have collaborated with paramilitaries in the deaths and torture of Colombian union members.

Despite the possible collaboration, Coca-Cola officials in Colombia have not...

July 25, 2011

 
 

Coca-Cola representatives told a fact-finding delegation that its employees may have collaborated with paramilitaries in the deaths and torture of Colombian union members.

Despite the possible collaboration, Coca-Cola officials in Colombia have not...

July 25, 2011