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2 October 2012

Stories from 2 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Urban Gardens Instead of Trash

Denmark: “Happy Divorces” with Big Banks

October 1 was the first 'Bank Transfer Day' ever in Denmark. The initiative calls for the Danes to reconsider where they keep their money and to consider if they can...

Macedonia: Skopje Zoo Improvements Continue

Slovakia: Rally for Rights of “Decent People”

Yemen: The President's Speech

Many Yemenis were hoping to hear a good speech from their “elected” president highlighting Yemen's humanitarian, economic and political needs and the challenges the country is currently facing. The last...

France, Africa: The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms Grows Contentious

A two year scientific study studying the effects of genetically modified organisms on laboratory rats has been conducted by a team of French researchers. The researchers arrived at conclusions which...

Brazil: Sany Kalapalo – Young, Indigenous and a Xingu Activist

Sany Kalapalo, a young indigenous from the Xingu region, is only 22 years old and is one of the more active voices against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric powerplant,...

Venezuela: Capriles Campaign Closes with Mass Rally in Caracas

On Sunday, September 30, Henrique Capriles supporters rallied en masse in the streets of Caracas during the presidential candidate's closing campaign event. Capriles is running against current President Hugo Chávez...

Honduras: Charter Cities Threaten Garífuna Communities

The government of Porfirio Lobo recently signed an agreement to implement a variant of Charter Cities, called Special Development Regions (REDs), in Honduras. REDs can only be implemented in uninhabited...

Australia: Shock Jock Attack on PM Gillard Fires Online Anger

Spontaneous anger and online action erupted on Australian social media when news broke that a Sunday Telegraph journalist had recorded a tasteless reference to Prime Minster Julia Gillard's father by...

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