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“Outsiders” in Focus at French Film Fest

May 20th, 2018

CANNES, France, May 19 (IPS) – The usual big-name American and British directors were absent this year from the Cannes Film Festival in southern France, creating space for cutting-edge films from Asia, Africa, small European states, and the Middle East.

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Protests Fuel Harassment of Journalists in Nicaragua

May 13th, 2018

MANAGUA, May 11 (IPS) – Assaults on journalists, persecution of press workers’ unions, direct censorship and smear campaigns are a high cost that freedom of expression has paid in Nicaragua since demonstrations against the government of Daniel Ortega began in April.

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Top Ten Videos — May 7

May 7th, 2018

Alasdair Macleod on why the dollar’s days are numbered. Chris Martenson and Robert Whitaker on why psychiatric drugs are a scam. Charles Hugh Smith on governments’ advancing powers of social control. Martin Armstrong on how the pension collapse will affect market confidence: “This is the big trend and there’s no way to reverse it.” Nomi […]

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Protests, Strikes, Solidarity – France Revisits May ‘68

May 6th, 2018

NANTERRE, France, May 05 (IPS) – “It’s good to be in Paris on a sunny May day and see many universities occupied … and the strikes against neo-liberalism,” declared British Pakistani writer and activist Tariq Ali at an event in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on May 3. “That’s very pleasing.”

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Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People

April 29th, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 (IPS) – Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility and unemployment.

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America’s Dumbest Companies Repeat Their Biggest Mistakes

April 27th, 2018

Back in 2005 a reporter took a tour of General Motors’ headquarters, and in the resulting article one thing stood out: The executives and engineers the reporter interviewed were only modestly enthused about their sedans and sub-compacts. But they really liked talking about their expanded line of Hummers. Then oil spiked and gas prices hit […]

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Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom

April 22nd, 2018

ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) – The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO and the government of Ghana in Accra on May 2-3. The theme is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law,” covering the issues of media in respect to the judicial system and transparent political processes.

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Dreaming of A New Sustainable Economy

April 22nd, 2018

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) – Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy. Almost 1000 bioeconomy experts, from former heads of state to civil society leaders, convened in Berlin for the second Global BIoeconomy Summit to discuss best practices and challenges.

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Pre-election Tension Threatens Free Speech in Brazil

April 15th, 2018

RÍO DE JANEIRO, Apr 14 (IPS) – Gunshots, eggs and stones thrown, blocked roads and other forms of aggression against politicians and journalists in recent weeks generated fears that the violence will increase the uncertainty over the October elections in Brazil.

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UN Development Goals Cannot be Achieved if Bombs Keep Falling From the Sky

April 8th, 2018

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 06 (IPS) – Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, in an address to the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)I am honoured to pay a visit to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address this Ministerial Meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in promoting peace, security and development around the world.I also want to start by acknowledging the commitment of Venezuela, as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. I also thank Azerbaijan for welcoming us all to Baku, as the host of this conference.

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