News March 2017

The Tunisian Paradox.

The Cradle of Secular Parliamentary Democracy Faces Daunting Obstacles. A risk to become a potential epicenter of a new wave of terrorism. The so-called Arab Spring started in Tunisia. On December 17, 2010. Mohamed Bouazizi, an underemployed, fruit vendor set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzeid. He was protesting a personal humiliation…

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DR Congo. The plundering of Congolese mines.

Month after month, new revelations show that the Congolese mines continue to be plundered by a coalition of unethical miners and corrupt local officials which bizarrely remain in office. Congo is endowed with mineral riches but there is little trickling down for the people. One of the reasons is that companies do not pay to…

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Philippines. Beyond the drugs war.

After he took office, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, an outsider in Filipino political history, set in motion at an extremely controversial war or drug traffickers operating in his country. The real reasons for this war. The unity of the country. Chinese interests in the Philippines.   This war is causing widespread protests and controversy for…

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India. A newspaper by street kids

‘Balaknama’, a newspaper  that highlights the problems faced by Indian street children, but not only, the tabloid is also a tool to change their lives. Damayanti, 12, moves fast along the queue of cars waiting for the green light in one of the busiest streets near the New Delhi railway station. She sells copies of…

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10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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