NGOs pare down in face of financial crisis

IRIN- humanitarian news and analysis DAKAR, 27 October 2008 (IRIN) – Some of the biggest development and humanitarian NGOs are laying off staff or revising programmes for 2009 as their income streams flatten because of the global financial crisis.

Civil Society Has Something to Say

By Gustavo Capdevila GENEVA, Oct 27 (IPS) – Governments cannot deal with the current financial crisis on their own, and need the support of the people they govern, which is “best translated by the opinions of the civil society movement,”… Continue Reading

Money in the street

From Economist.com Banking on inflation WHEN markets move as rapidly as they have in recent weeks, anomalies appear, but spotting them is difficult. Sometimes £20 notes may actually be lying on the pavement, just waiting to be picked up.

\”We Have to Share This Pain\”

By Dahr Jamail PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct 20 (IPS) – Veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Iraqis, Afghanis, Vietnam veterans, and family members of U.S. military personnel converged in this west coast city over the weekend… Continue Reading

Rape again rampant in Congo

STEPHANIE NOLEN From Saturday’s Globe and Mail In Kaniola, they have coined a new term: reviolé. Re-raped KANIOLA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, October 17, 2008 At the Catholic parish office, on the cramped and crowded ledger pages where they list… Continue Reading

Marathon Struggle To End Poverty

Zahira Kharsany interviews KUMI NAIDOO* JOHANNESBURG, Oct 17 (IPS) – Since 2005, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) has mobilised millions of unionists, activists, and ordinary people to demand an end to poverty and inequality. Last year, 43.7… Continue Reading

Donor response to food crisis inadequate

IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis DAKAR, 16 October 2008 (IRIN) – Food security experts say international donors’ response to the world’s food crisis has been inadequate when compared to interventions to contain the global financial meltdown. “Huge financial resources… Continue Reading

EUROPE: The Appetite Is for Money

By David Cronin BRUSSELS, Oct 16 (IPS) – Faced with the prospect that a number of banks could collapse, European Union governments have this week approved a rescue plan worth more than 1,800 billion euros (2,460 billion dollars). Faced with… Continue Reading

Tide Of Intolerance

Sumit Ganguly NEWSWEEK Through neglect of its Christian minority, India is allowing religiously motivated violence to threaten its rise. Since August of this year, a spate of violence has swept across significant portions of the eastern Indian state of Orissa.… Continue Reading