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We Can Transform The World
By Together for Global Justice
We, world citizens unite in a common call to all governments of the world gathering in New York for the United Nations Summit to adopt new universal goals for sustainable development, just 70 days before the critical 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris later this year
Sustainable Development: Something New or More of The Same?
By Charles Eisenstein
Switching from chemical to herbal growth stimulants ("green" or "sustainable" development) isn't going to solve the problem. If development equals growth, then "sustainable development" is an oxymoron. Poverty and ecocide are baked into the cake. It is time to transition to a world in which wealth no longer means more and more
Reversing The Tide: Cities And Countries Are Rebelling
Against Water Privatization, And Winning
By Tom Lawson
Known as remunicipalisation, more and more communities and governments are choosing to resist and reverse private water contracts. According to a 2014 report by the Transnational Institute, around 180 cities in 35 countries have returned control of their water supply to municipalities in the past 15 years. To highlight this trend, here are some of the most significant examples of resistance to water privatization
EU Summit Reinforces Fortress Europe
By Peter Schwarz
A special summit of European Union heads of state on Wednesday evening adopted a series of measures to stop the flow of refugees into Europe. One day earlier, a summit of interior ministers argued fiercely over the distribution of refugees throughout Europe. After the majority of interior ministers decided on the redistribution of 120,000 refugees, against opposition from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico declared his refusal to comply with the "diktat." Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused Germany of "moral imperialism."
Gallup: 60% of Americans Want A New Political Party. But, Why? A Crisis of Legitimacy
By Eric Zuesse
A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined "Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party," and it opens: "A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties 'do such a poor job' of representing the American people."
India's Rural Economy Hobbled By Poor Governance
By Moin Qazi
Poor governance has become the albatross that is aiming to virtually strangulate the system. The poor and the illiterate are the worst sufferers because corruption and nepotism has seeped deep into the system