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In the Great Recession, Even Death Is Too Expensive for the Poor

Editor's Note: This story was written for New America Media as the first in a series of columns by Dr. Sanjay Basu called A Doctor's Word, exploring the impact of the recession on health care for poor people. It appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle's Insight and on, media from where Pressenza obtained it. »


Urban Population in 2050: 1.2 Billion in Africa, 3.3 Billion in Asia

New York – Africa’s urban population will increase from 414 million to over 1.2 billion by 2050 while that of Asia will soar from 1.9 billion to 3.3 billion. Both regions together will account for 86 per cent of all increase in the world’s urban population according to a new report. »


2.4 Million Victims of Human Trafficking At Any Given Time Across the Globe

New York – At any given time across the globe, some 2.4 million people are victims of human trafficking, a crime that generates $32 billion annually, rivalling the profits reaped by the illicit trade in arms and drugs. Every year, thousands of people fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad, with women comprise two thirds of trafficking victims. »


Bomb attack and car bomb hit media as violence escalates in election run-up

A bomb attack on the offices of the national TV network Televisa in Matamoros in Tamaulipas state on 25 March has raised fears of a resumption of the threats that were aimed against the organization in the same place [in 2010](,38086.html). »


Racism, Just Another Atrocious Weapon of Fear and Hatred

“Racism and racial discrimination have been used as weapons to engender fear and hatred. In extreme cases, ruthless leaders instigate prejudice to incite genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity”. With these words, UN secretary general marked this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which focuses on the theme of racism and conflict. »


Interview: Sara Burke interviewed by Stephen Collis on the OWS

Here we publish the complete text of it. Stephen Collis: What has your involvement with Occupy Wall Street been, and what is your background? Sara Burke: My involvement with OWS began before OWS began. My answer to your question might make more sense if I tell you a little bit first about my background and then my activism with OWS. »


Not a Time for Casual Games With Iran – Former Mossad Chief Warns

Washington DC – Compelling advice against a hasty, unilateral decision by Israel to “bomb, bomb, bomb” Iran has come – from Israel. The advice is significant not only for what was said, but for who said it. »


“Eat It Up Monsanto!”

So it turns that Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, has banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! »


Millions of Urban Children at High Risk of Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking

One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation. These children are at “high risk of exploitation and trafficking, as well as becoming victims of violence”. »


Making New Worlds Possible

A report from the Occupy Wall Street forum on the commons Both the commons movement and Occupy spring from a shared sense of urgency about need for a different path toward the future. OTC program director Alexa Bradley was one of the presenters at Occupy Wall Street’s inaugural forum on the commons February 16-19 in Brooklyn. Here is her report on all that happened. »


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