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Foreign Corporations Launched Record Number of Investor-State Attacks on Public Policies in 2012
World  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, dishonesty, economy, ethics, society, money, law, usa, world, politics, UnitedNations, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms )

- 902 days ago -
A report released yesterday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reveals that foreign corporations are taking governments to court under the notorious investor-state system at an alarming and increasing rate
Why Food Riots Are Likely to Become the New Normal
World  (tags: climate, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, energy, environment, globalwarming, habitat, habitatdestruction, greenhousegases, nature, politics, protection, Sustainabililty, government, water, weather, world, science, food, ethics, economy, 'HUMA )

- 941 days ago -
The link between intensifying inequality, debt, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and the global food crisis is undeniable
Europe Frets Over Italy: 'Two Clowns Won the Election'
World  (tags: Italy, elections, Berlusconi, economy, EU, Euro, crisis )

- 949 days ago -
Global investors have made it clear that the Italian election result is not to their liking, with Moody's even threatening a rating downgrade. European politicians are also unimpressed and fear the euro crisis may soon return. Undiplomatic comments made
EGYPT: Democracy Tastes Bitter as Poverty Bites
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Egypt, Morsi, violence, society, news, interesting, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, humanrights, freedoms, economy, conflict, ethics )

- 953 days ago -
In the two years since the uprising, Egypt's battered economy has taken hit after hit. Political turmoil and labour unrest have shuttered factories, forced layoffs, and scared away tourists and investors
Indian Investors Are Forcing Ethiopians Off Their Land
World  (tags: world, politics, development, economy, class warfare, environment, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, politics, world )

- 970 days ago -
Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent
For Congolese Women, A Trade Is The Path To Independence
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', owmen's rights, economy, jobs, skills, news, interesting )

- 991 days ago -
Thanks to their jobs, these women are on the road to self-sufficiency. They can cover basic expenses such as rent, school fees, healthcare, food ... without any help from anyone else.
Evictions Become Focus of Spanish Crisis
World  (tags: europe, society, economy, foreclosures, politics, world, news )

- 1006 days ago -
After a record number in 2012, evictions in Spain have become the symbol of a crisis that shows no signs of improving. Next year isn't likely to be any better, but with more attention now being paid to those losing their homes, relief in the form of legal
Forests, Farming, and Sprawl: The Struggle Over Land in An Amazonian Metropolis
World  (tags: world, politics, development, economy, class warfare, environment, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government )

- 1034 days ago -
Subsistence farmers often lose land to wealthy urbanites who are buying it up at skyrocketing prices for weekend homes, even though its been officially designated as agricultural land. Meanwhile the mining industry, the dominate players in Parauapebas, o
When Right-Wing Blather Killed
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', blog, conflict, economy, ethics, freedoms, government, Ireland, politics, society )

- 1042 days ago -
Irish Catholics peddling nonsense about "dependency on government" need to read a new history of the Great Famine
From Argentina to Greece: A Global Roller-Coaster
World  (tags: Argentina, Greece, Banking, conflict, economy, ethics, finance, freedoms, humanrights, politics, society, UnitedNations, violence, world )

- 1057 days ago -
The fund claimed that Argentina owed it $350 million, and offered to let the ship leave if Argentina's government put up a $20 million bond to be forfeited. EM´s CEO is Paul Elliot Singer, who specializes in piling up insolvent country debt.
World  (tags: world, politics, economy, Greece, interesting, news )

- 1063 days ago -
Greek unions are staging "the mother of all strikes" as Parliament votes on another round of budget cuts, writes the Guardian.
BRAZIL: Symbol of Native Culture to Be Bulldozed for World Cup
World  (tags: world, politics, native rights, Brazil, society, news, corporate, abuse, society, politics, world, economy, ethics, government, humanrights )

- 1071 days ago -
One victim of the remodelling of Brazil's Maracaná football stadium in preparation for the World Cup is the old Museum of the Indian, where people from different indigenous groups have attempted to keep their culture alive in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
KRUGMAN: Here's How Bad The Economy Would Have Been If We'd Followed The Republican Plan
World  (tags: world, politics, economy, democrats, republicans, ethics, interesting )

Carrie No
- 1104 days ago -
No one's happy to about the weak US economy, but one way to keep it in perspective is to compare it with the even weaker Europe economy. You'll recall that, a couple of years ago, two things happened:
Spain at Risk of Chronic Protests
World  (tags: world, politics, SPAIN, economy, news, government )

- 1106 days ago -
Over the past year and a half, Spain has been caught up in constant street protests against measures taken to combat the severe economic crisis. But some say the movement has failed to come together around concrete proposals.
EASTERN EUROPE: Desperate Moldovans Head West Without Families
World  (tags: world, Refugees&Relief, economy, Moldova, USSR, Russia, news, asia, europe, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', children, society, politics )

- 1110 days ago -
Moldova was a relatively prosperous republic when it was still part of the Soviet Union. But now its ailing economy has driven roughly a quarter of its population abroad in search of better prospects. The victims are the thousands of children growing up b

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