BANGLADESH: Documentary Examines Shipbreaking Practices in Bangladesh

Sunday 26 October 2014Date: 23 October 2014 Source: Marinelink Type: News Keywords: Labor issues Toxic ships for Bangladesh: TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices A new documentary titled "Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch - Toxic ships for Bangladesh" will be shown this Sunday, October 26 on German state TV channel ZDF. The documentary, filmed by a team of the national German TV channel last month in Chittagong, one of the world’s largest shipbreaking sites, follows (...) Read more >>

BANGLADESH: BD female workers face abuses in UAE: HRW

Sunday 26 October 2014Date: 24 October 2014 Source: The Financial Express Type: News Keywords: Women’s rights, violence against women Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Thursday said migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The New York-based international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on human rights said the UAE (...) Read more >>

BANGLADESH: Women do household work of Tk10lakh 37,000 crore a year

Sunday 26 October 2014Date: 26 October 2014 Source: Prothom Alo Type: News Keywords: Women’s rights The monetary worth of women’s household work in Bangladesh is equal to 76.8% of last fiscal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That equals a total of 10lakh 37,506 crore taka. Unpaid and unrecognised household work of women constitutes cooking, keeping the home clean, caring for the family members and tending to their needs. They monetary value of this work has been determined by calculating how much it would cost (...) Read more >>

Climate change protest in Vanuatu

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 17 October 2014 Source: Radio New Zealand Type: News Keywords: Climate change, Pacific Islands Vanuatu is to present a petition to developed nations, such as Australia and New Zealand, asking them to reduce gas emissions. There has been a climate change protest march today through the streets of Port Vila with prominent leaders, such as the Deputy Prime Minister, Ham Lini, taking part. Mr Lini says it is not the first time that Vanuatu has protested against pollution. He says (...) Read more >>

NEW ZEALAND: Auckland students protest fee hikes

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 20 October 2014 Source: Radio New Zealand Type: News Keywords: Tuition hike protest Students at the University of Auckland have chained themselves to the Vice-Chancellor’s office and the roof of his building, saying it represents how students are chained to debt. They are angry about what they describe as the constant above-inflation rises in fees of 4 percent a year. The small protest is being taken seriously with the arrival of two police vans and a car-load of police, as well (...) Read more >>

HONG KONG: Justice for Jennifer! Junk VFA-EDCA!

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 18 October 2014 Source: Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants Type: News Keywords: EDCA, VFA OFWs in Hong Kong led by GABRIELA-HK (an alliance of women migrant organizations) and FilGuys (a Filipino LGBT organization and member of GABRIELA-HK) held a program to express condolence to the family of Jennifer Laude, express indignation over her brutal murder and call for the scrapping of the VFA and the EDCA. Members of GABRIELA-HK and FilGuys-GABRIELA attended the program together with (...) Read more >>

Standing Against Corporate Capture of Agriculture and the World Food System

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 21 October 2014 Source: Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty Type: Statement Keywords: Farmers, World Food Day In the celebration of World Food Day, farmers and small-scale food producers will again receive grand praises. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other institutions will likewise be acclaimed for their work on food security and nutrition. The consensus building process amongst stakeholders and their collective work will be commended as highlights of the supposed (...) Read more >>

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION : Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê - for Humanity!

Monday 20 October 2014URGENT CALL FOR ACTION Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê - for Humanity! Date for the Global Rally: 1 November, 2014, 2pm ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger forces and want to take Kobanê. In January this year, the Kurds in western Kurdistan (Rojava) established (...) Read more >>

Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Freedom of Information, Civil Liberties and Access to Medicines at Stake

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 19 October 2014 Source: Global Research Type: News Keywords: TPPA, Intellectual property rights WikiLeaks has released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world’s largest economic trade agreement that will, if it comes into force, encompass more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The IP Chapter covers topics from pharmaceuticals, patent registrations and copyright issues to digital rights. Experts say (...) Read more >>

Richest One Percent Controls Nearly Half of Global Wealth

Monday 20 October 2014Date: 17 October 2014 Source: Global Research Type: News Keywords: Inequality, one percent The richest one percent of the world’s population now controls 48.2 percent of global wealth, up from 46 percent last year, according to the most recent global wealth report issued by Credit Suisse, the Swiss-based financial services company. Hypothetically, if the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent for all intents and purposes would control all the (...) Read more >>

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