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In February 2012, the government of Egypt indicted sixteen US citizens representing US supported non-government organizations (NGOs) for meddling in Egypt’s internal political affairs. As a sovereign state receiving aid from the U.S., Egypt has been obliged to allow access to U.S.-funded NGOs. The NGOs represented by the sixteen US citizens operate with funding from […]
In December 2011, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) enacted a new agricultural law that would make it extremely difficult for peasant farmers to become owners of the land they cultivate. According to Roger Pholo of Congo Federation of Smallholder Farmer Organizations, “This law offers no security to poor farmers.” The government would only grant […]
A University of Zurich study reports that a small group of companies – mainly banks – wields huge power over the global economy. The study was completed by Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, Stefano Battiston at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web […]
The life of a sexually trafficked woman in Southeast Asia is almost unimaginable. The majority is tricked into leaving their homes, even in foreign countries, by the promise of a conventional, well-paying job that would allow them to support their families. The traffickers take their identification and travel documents, and the women are told they […]