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Does civil society activism fit in with electoral politics?

Has the participation of activists in the recent Indian election exposed civil society activism to state repression?
from Down to Earth on Jul 30, 2014.
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Argentina on edge of default caused by US courts and vulture funds

Argentina could today enter a technical default on much of its debt.
from Jubilee Debt on Jul 30, 2014.

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

The public’s willingness to help the victims of humanitarian crises has enabled Oxfam to recover from a fall in income and help almost 6 million people caught up in disasters.
from Oxfam on Jul 30, 2014.

Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices

Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organisers say they have not been paid for over a year.
from The Guardian on Jul 30, 2014.

Brazilian gunmen threaten to assassinate leading Amazon shaman

The spokesman of the Yanomami tribe in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, demands urgent police protection after death threats by armed thugs reportedly hired by goldminers.
from Survival International on Jul 30, 2014.
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France consolidates military power in Africa

The Air Algérie crash – which killed 51 French citizens – provides a reminder that if the region may be overflown, its harshest realities are decided on the ground. It [...]
from The Conversation on Jul 31, 2014.

France consolidates military power in Africa

Military intervention in Africa will continue until France accepts the need for stronger national states throughout the region.
from The Conversation on Jul 31, 2014.
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China’s bottled water: the next health crisis?

Recent contamination and counterfeit scandals have escalated safety concerns over China's fragmented bottled-water industry.
from China Dialogue on Jul 30, 2014.
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