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Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? – A Migrant’s Story

By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jan 24 2020 – Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind. ...

Amnesty’s musical appeal for education of Rohingya and host community children

By Star Online ReportJan 24 2020 (IPS-Partners) Amnesty International released a music video today on the occasion of the International Day of Education to encourage people of Bangladesh and around the world to support education for Rohingya children ...

Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism

Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS By Yilmaz AkyüzGENEVA, Jan 24 2020 – The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the ...

Nature Losses Threaten Emerging Economies

Small-scale slash-and-burn agriculture is one of the deforestation problems in Brazil’s Amazon jungle. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS. By External SourceJan 24 2020 – More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting ...

Michael W. Cappello joins General Fusion to lead Fusion Demonstration Plant Deployment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — General Fusion announced today the appointment of Michael Cappello as Senior Vice President, Prototype Deployment. In his new position, Mr. Cappello will lead the company's Fusion ...

Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

Tribal women converge at the Boipariguda weekly market in Koraput District, in India’s Odisha state, to sell and buy farm produce. Indigenous communities remain at the centre of those affected by climate change, he said, disproportionately bearing ...

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague consider the case against Myanmar. Credit: ICJ-CIJ/Wendy van Bree By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 2020 – Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, ...

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth

By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 – With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more ...

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, ...

Tipping Point on Menstrual Banishment in Nepal

Credit: NYAYA HEALTH NEPAL By Marty LoganKATHMANDU, Jan 23 2020 – It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadi, the traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women. Since December, ...
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