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Pakistan Gets Its First One-Stop Shop for Women Fighting Violence

December 10th, 2017

KARACHI, Dec 10 (IPS) – Sliced noses, broken ribs, fractured fingers, slashed arms, bruised and bloodied faces with teeth missing and eyes swollen… Sana Jawed, 30, has been witnessing these brutalities for over a decade.

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“Banging on the Door” – Women Fight for a Voice and Space in Civil Society

December 10th, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 09 (IPS) – The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation.

Read the full story, ““Banging on the Door” – Women Fight for a Voice and Space in Civil Society”, on globalissues.org


Finally, An Honest Inflation Index – Guess What It Shows

December 7th, 2017

Central bankers keep lamenting the fact that record low interest rates and record high currency creation haven’t generated enough inflation (because remember, for these guys inflation is a good thing rather than a dangerous disease). To which the sound money community keeps responding, “You’re looking in the wrong place! Include the prices of stocks, bonds […]

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Creeping Fascism, Part 5: “the world’s most sophisticated, high-tech systems to keep watch over citizens”

December 5th, 2017

Maybe this series should be renamed “Galloping Fascism”: China’s Tech Giants Have a Second Job: Helping Beijing Spy on Its People (Wall Street Journal) – HANGZHOU, China—Alibaba Group’s sprawling campus has collegial workspaces, laid-back coffee bars and, on the landscaped grounds, a police outpost. Employees use the office to report suspected crimes to the police, […]

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UN Makes Record Appeal for Humanitarian Aid in 2018

December 3rd, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) – The UN has made its largest appeal to work towards reaching the more than 135 million people across the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

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“The money is just sitting there…doing nothing for society”

November 30th, 2017

Of all the disturbing side-effects of modern monetary policy, the worst might be the way artificially-low interest rates encourage small savers to take outsize risks. Now governments are starting to insist: How Denmark Is Trying to Get Savers to Invest in Risky Assets (Bloomberg) – In the country with the longest history of negative interest […]

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Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

November 26th, 2017

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) – In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d’Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe’s trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

Read the full story, “Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa”, on globalissues.org


Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

November 26th, 2017

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) – In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d’Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe’s trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

Read the full story, “Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa”, on globalissues.org


Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

November 26th, 2017

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) – In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d’Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe’s trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

Read the full story, “Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa”, on globalissues.org


Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

November 26th, 2017

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) – In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d’Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe’s trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

Read the full story, “Uncertain Future for ‘Diabolic’ Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa”, on globalissues.org



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