BIF News Briefing, May to June 2012

CONTENTS 1. Government signs agreement with health workers, ending 52 day strike 2. OAS assembly in Cochabamba: Morales and Correa call for reform 3. Law on political violence against women passed with unanimity 4. Disputes over mine concessions in Mallku Qhota and Colquiri 5. Urban property law passed 1. Government signs agreement with health workers, [...]

London lawyer takes on corporations abetting Israel’s crimes

Simon Natas is a London-based lawyer specializing in criminal defense law and human rights. Natas is involved with the organization Jews for Justice for Palestinians and has defended a number of Palestine solidarity activists, including four who blockaded the cosmetics retailer Ahava’s London flagship store in Covent Garden on two occasions in 2009. Ahava closed [...]

Ascension of Jesus

NL-Aid wishes everyone a wonderful Ascension holiday for today. Tomorrow we are back online. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

BIF News Briefing, April 2012

1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB 2. May Day nationalisation of electricity network 3. Indigenous march to La Paz begins 4. Summit of the Americas ends without agreement 1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB Strikes and mobilisations by health workers, doctors and medical students have been growing [...]

Why a Doughnut Now?

Kate Raworth is a Senior Researcher of Oxfam Great Britain. In a recent discussion paper she has proposed a metaphorical doughnut as a safe and just space for humanity to thrive (Full discussion paper can be downloaded here). ‘Can we live within the doughnut?’ Kate asks, presenting a visual framework – shaped like a doughnut [...]

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