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In WTO Deal 'Corporate Rights Trump the Right of People to Food'
'Rich country governments have clearly shown that global poverty is not on their priority list'
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Uruguayan President Asks for World to Support His Marijuana Legalization Plan
With Uruguay about to potentially legalize marijuana President José Mujica is asking for international support for his plan. From Folha De Sao Paulo : He says he has never smoked marijuana. “I don’t defend it, I wish it didn’t exist. No addiction is good. We are regulating a market that already...
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Despite US Opposition, UN Pushes Forward Surveillance Bill of Rights
The so-called "Five Eyes" countries overwhelmed by international unity on the right to protection from spying
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Localists of the World, Unite! An Urgent Call to Join the Movement Against Corporate "Trade" Deals
Over the past two decades, communities across the world have been working to build more just, sustainable and locally based alternatives to the global corporate economy. As a result, pro-local initiatives have grown by leaps and bounds, including farmers markets, food cooperatives,“buy local” and “...
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Seed laws in Latin America: The Offensive Continues, So Does Popular Resistance
The world’s agribusiness corporations are pursuing their attempts to privatize and monopolize our seeds. Behind their efforts is a clear goal: to make the age-old practice of saving and breeding seeds into a crime and gain monopoly control over seeds. Latin America has not escaped these attacks...
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At the UN, a Latin American Rebellion
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington's—and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.
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Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11
As President Barack Obama’s attack on Syria appears to have been delayed for the moment, it is remarkable that Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting, on Sept. 11, with one of his predecessors, Henry Kissinger, reportedly to discuss strategy on forthcoming negotiations on Syria with Russian...
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Venezuela Pulls Out of Rights Body It Calls 'Tool' of US Imperialism
Venezuela left the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, a body President Nicolas Maduro decried as "a tool for U.S. geopolitical interests and for persecuting progressive goverments." The human rights court is affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS), a body other...
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Secretive Free Trade Agreement Puts Climate, Public Health at Risk
New warnings on TPP, free trade 'regime' fostering 'global emergency situation'
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Students Leave the Zapatistas’ First School With Homework
The 1700 students who travelled from across Mexico and the world to attend the Zapatistas’first school last week are leaving with an important homework assignment: to transfer what they learned to their respective collectives and movements. Some left with blisters on their hands from working in the...
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