An indigenous movement has been spreading rapidly across Canada with solidarity events being held all over the world. ‘Idle No More’ is a response to the weakening of environmental protection and about advancing indigenous rights.
Violent clashes surrounded the inauguration of Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, on 1st December. One activist of the #YoSoy132 movement was killed when hit by a tear-gas canister.
A Taranaki stream is about to be privatised for the benefit of dairy farmers. The story of ‘Cold Creek’ fits perfectly into the current debate over who owns the rivers, the clouds and the rain.
So Barack Obama won a second term as US president earlier in the week, and there really isn't anything positive to say about that.
Unemployment has risen to 7.3 per cent, or 175,000 people. Figures released today show the highest unemployment rate in 20 years. Unions and beneficiary groups are outraged.
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