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OneWorld's doubly historic role in Africa's latest election

OneWorld UK’s unique election monitoring platform is playing a crucial role during and after the historic presidential and parliamentary elections in Guinea-Bissau on 13 April.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 10, 2014.
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Canada freezes Commonwealth funds over Sri Lanka rights row

Canada is suspending voluntary funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat over alleged human rights abuses by Sri Lanka, the organisation’s current chair.
from Globe & Mail on Apr 15, 2014.

Killings over land and environment on the rise

Killings of people protecting the environment and rights to land increased sharply between 2002 and 2013 as competition for natural resources intensifies, says a new report.
from Global Witness on Apr 15, 2014.

Madagascan mother to confront Rio Tinto AGM in London

A mother-of-four jailed for 58 days for confronting mining injustice against her community in Madagascar is in London to confront the board of mining multinational Rio Tinto.
from London Mining Network on Apr 15, 2014.

Caught on video – gunmen terrorise Brazilian Indians

A gang of gunmen - allegedly working for ranchers - who have been terrorising a community of Brazilian Indians - since they returned to their ancestral land has been caught [...]
from Survival on Apr 15, 2014.
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Is this the end of the billion-dollar megaproject disaster?

Megaprojects are so large and the penalties of failure so catastrophic that governments and companies may at last be beginning to insist on better governance of these [...]
from Saïd Business School on Apr 15, 2014.

How war has made the world safer and richer

War has made the world a safer and richer place, a prominent academic told a meeting at the Royal Society of Arts in London on Thursday.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 11, 2014.
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What's it to be - movements or organisations?

After Occupy, some community organisers are interested in questioning the old divide between ‘movements’ and ‘organisations’ – and harnessing the power of both.
from New Internationalist on Apr 13, 2014.
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