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Aid for AIDS* – Exporting health and expectations (* political revolution optional)

Protect human rights, empower women, create jobs, strengthen the economy, spread democracy, save children, pipe water, grow crops…the benefits of development are a shining torch that many in the international community use to guide their foreign and domestic policy (or so at least, they would have us believe). A few ...

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Africans Face Competing Visions of Agricultural Development at a Critical Juncture

A follow up post to the one below, also from the Food First blog.  A little long, but well worth it. Africans Face Competing Visions of Agricultural Development at Critical Juncture Posted May 20th, 2010 by rjonasse By Richard Jonasse, Food First A contest of competing visions over the future ...

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Coming Together for Farmworkers' Rights

Students at the University of Florida are working to help farmworkers battle for fair wages and basic human rights. By Kristen Abdullah and Richard Blake November 16, 2009 Migrant worker Jorge Rodriguez plays the “quijada,” in Immokalee, Fla. Farmworkers celebrated the recent decision by Taco Bell to accede to the ...

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Five things the Corporate Media doesn't want you to know about the Coup in Honduras

There’s all sorts of great information on what’s going on in Honduras right now, but I thought this list pretty much summed it up (as well as most coups).  For a more comprehensive look at what’s been happening, see NACLA or Amy Goodman’s report on Democracy NOW! From The Dominion: ...

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Workers and Earth Day

Guest post from Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum People around the world are celebrating Earth Day today [Wednesday, April 22nd].  The labor movement and the environmental movement have not always worked together productively.  As the demand for eco-friendly products increases, many businesses are introducing products that are ...

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Water Privatization

Picture queuing for your daily ration of water, only to discover that water meter prices have doubled from last month.  Imagine private water enforcers blocking your family’s access to water and disease ravaging local communities when people are forced to use nearby streams for drinking and bathing. As private companies ...

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