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IPS – Brazil Enters New Era of Co-Production of Anti-AIDS Drugs | Inter Press Service

IPS – Brazil Enters New Era of Co-Production of Anti-AIDS Drugs | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Brazil Enters New Era of Co-Production of Anti-AIDS Drugs - A new kind of public-private partnership will begin in 2013 in Brazil to produce an antiretroviral drug, through a technology transfer agreement that will be in effect until the patent...
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Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women

Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
With adequate extension support, women farmers can increase productivity and food security in Africa.
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Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability | Inter Press Service

Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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According to David Line, managing editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit, “South Asian countries need to realise the tremendous capacity for leadership women have in planning for and responding to disasters. They are at the ‘front line’ and have intimate knowledge of their communities. Wider recognition of this could greatly reduce disaster risk and improve the resilience of these communities.”

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Introducing A Wall

This is "Introducing A Wall" by A Wall on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Ten Ideas For How We Can Save the Planet | BillMoyers.com

Ten Ideas For How We Can Save the Planet | BillMoyers.com | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Scientists, policy experts, writers and activists weigh in on the one thing they would have America do to combat climate change right now.
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How does real change occur: P2P Theory vs. socialist theory | P2P Foundation

How does real change occur: P2P Theory vs. socialist theory | P2P Foundation | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Marxism, and other forms of socialism based on a ‘a priori’ political struggle to take power and achieve change ‘afterwards’, are in my opinion wrong in their understanding of how fundamental social change can be achieved. I would summarize my interpretation of their key ideas as follows: capitalism creates a new class, which, due to …
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2015: The year of Global Health Security, Millennium Development Goals, and Neglected Tropical Diseases

2015: The year of Global Health Security, Millennium Development Goals, and Neglected Tropical Diseases | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Sanjana Ravi 2015 is poised to be a big year for global health security and human development.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
#Hunger continues to decline, but immediate add'l efforts needed. Learn more: http://t.co/CYuaK4h1QB http://t.co/BZXLTloRSn via @UN_Expo2015
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Street vendors in Africa reflect the income inequality that pervades the continent, much of it due to corruption.
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Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100

Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) Parts of Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx may be swallowed by the sea in coming years, with an alarming new climate change report predicting a water-logged future for New York City.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A woman watches helplessly as a flood submerges her thatched-roof home containing all her possessions on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city in India’s eastern state of Odisha in 2008.
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Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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This Deeply Moving Poem by a Mother to Her 7 Month Old Daughter Has a Beautiful Message

This Deeply Moving Poem by a Mother to Her 7 Month Old Daughter Has a Beautiful Message | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
3 minutes | The message to her baby is: "Don't worry about all the problems of the world. We're going to take care of it."
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Participatory Economics - a model for a new economy

Participatory Economics, or Parecon for short, is an economic system based on democracy, justice and sustainability proposed as an alternative to capitalism
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The Future of Protest | P2P Foundation

The Future of Protest | P2P Foundation | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Power is still power, and a lot of the techniques for building it and challenging it from the past aren't going away—unless we let ourselves forget them.
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No, China’s Not About to Collapse

No, China’s Not About to Collapse | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Yes, the CCP faces challenges, but it is stronger than you think.
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Beijing will continue to face massive political, economic, ecological, and other challenges. The party could well fail to carry out needed reforms and ultimately collapse at some point. But with China on the cusp of achieving a centuries-long ambition of national revitalization, observers would be well served to exercise caution in once again assuming the nation’s leadership and people would so readily scuttle such an historic opportunity in favor of a return to the humiliations and agonies of national dissolution that the country has struggled for so long to escape.

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Illegal Wildlife Trade Booms on Chinese Social Media

Illegal Wildlife Trade Booms on Chinese Social Media | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Mar 4 2015 (IPS)Despite a major online crackdown on the sale of illegal wildlife products in China, merchants are still peddling their wares in a thriving social media market.
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Shame on me: Why it was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals

Shame on me: Why it was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Beginning this week’s discussion of financing international development goals, Shanta Devarajan delivers a “mea culpa” post reflecting on his 2002 paper on costing the Millennium Development Goals.
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OECD Better Life Index

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There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it ha
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UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service

UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The extraordinary demographic growth continues to pose serious challenges for humanity, including food production, pollution, global warming, water shortages, environmental degradation, crowding, reduced biodiversity and socio-economic development.

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Revolutionary movements

Revolutionary movements | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Choosing between the paths of Mao and Gandhi. Why do some revolutionary movements pick up arms while others decide on strategies of non-violence?
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Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Zambian women at a rally demanding equal political representation. The United Nations says that sexist laws worldwide violate international conventions and treaties.
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Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Rural doctor Arianna Toledo heats water on her biogas stove at her home in the town of Cuatro Esquinas in the western Cuban province of Matanzas.
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