Posted by CID sourced from Trade Watch on 16 April 2014
Recent public opinion polls in the US show broad opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) among Republicans, Democrats and independents of diverse geographic and socio-economic groups. What possibly could unite such a diversity of Americans otherwise deeply divided along partisan lines? 20 years of living with NAFTA according to this report.
Posted by CID sourced from Smithsonian Magazine on 16 April 2014
Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day. This article looks at the practical challenges to these solutions and how this technology asserts to overcomes them.
Melissa Leach, Principal Investigator of Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, looks at the incidences of Ebola in Guinea and the a global "outbreak narrative" that has come to typify international accounts and responses to so-called 'emerging' infectious diseases.
Posted by CID sourced from Global Day of Action on Military Spending on 14 April 2014
On the occasion of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, calls upon all Governments to proactively inform the public about military expenditures and to justify them:
Posted by CID sourced from Center for Economic and Social Rights on 14 April 2014
As the post-2015 process enters the more overtly political phase, there is a very real threat that the voice of powerful actors, especially those from the private sector, may drown out global civil society’s demands for a human rights-based framework, and with it the possibility of a genuinely transformative agenda.
Posted by CID sourced from The Conversation on 14 April 2014
The newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has a significant point of difference from previous reports, it has addressed ethical, as well as technical issues of reducing greenhouse emissions. Issues such as what value should be placed on future generations, and on how to measure these values.