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2 October 2012

Daily archive · 12 posts

Stories from 2 October 2012

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Spain: Greeting Real Madrid With Catalan Separatist Flags

When the rival soccer teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet for a match on October 7, a Catalan activist group is encouraging fans to bring their Catalan separatist flags...

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Hong Kong: National Education Scrapped but Tensions Continue

The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...

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Turkey: Little Optimism Over Kurdish Rebel Negotiations

Last week the Turkish Prime Minister signalled the start of much-needed negotiations between the Kurdistan Worker's Party and the government. The news was not met with optimism, because successive Turkish...

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