"When I got to Gabon to cover the recent election, I found myself the only photographer from a major global news organization in the country. People ask -- why bother covering yet another election and unrest in yet another African country? I tell them - how can we not? This is where Africa’s modern history is unfolding. If we are going to tell the story of Africa, of the narratives that are taking place on the continent, then we cannot back off from coming to places like these."
Around the world, nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced – and this is a conservative estimate. More than half
of these girls and boys fled violence and insecurity – 28 million in total. [...] This report is an effort to bring together the best data that are available, but
effectively addressing the rights and needs of children requires concerted action to fill the gaps that remain.
Sustainable ethno-development is based on intercultural respect as well as on the rights of all native peoples of the world to autonomy and self-organization against National States and the global market. The concept combines two main ideas – Culture and the Market – and such a combination must be reflected upon in a cultural perspective : What are the traditional modes of production and traditionally made products that native communities can offer to the market without reversing this relation, in other words, without the market's deciding what should be produced and how?
Europeans value the fact that the continent is in peace, that it is the worlds biggest market and, thanks to its common trade policy, the worlds number one power in terms of exports and imports. [...] his said, Europeans are now suffering from acute problems: massive unemployment in some countries, weak economic growth, badly controlled illegal immigration. They believe that the European Union, although having declared that it has ambitious economic, monetary and immigration goals, has managed the crises in these areas badly and it is not helping to solve them. This is especially why Europe is experiencing a rise in nationalism and populism.
What options are there to change this situation and for Europe to become popular again?
Une guerre froide au service d’une guerre géoéconomique
Author : Alberto Rabilotta, Michel Agnaïeff / Alainet
Aujourd’hui, un quart de siècle pourtant depuis la dissolution de l’Union soviétique, la guerre froide ressurgit et représente une menace croissante pour la paix mondiale. La tentative en cours de se servir de l’expansion de l’Organisation du traité de l’Atlantique Nord (OTAN) pour compléter l’encerclement militaire de la Russie et le pivotement des États-Unis vers la région Asie-Pacifique pour y préserver leur statut de maître du jeu, notamment en mer de Chine, sont perçus comme les sources immédiates de cette résurgence d’une guerre froide qu’on pensait disparue à jamais.
The Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015. Countries are now taking the next steps – signing and joining -- to bring the Paris Agreement into force.
The Paris Agreement Tracker, embedded below, allows users to track which Parties have signed or joined the Paris Agreement so far: