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La privatización del agua no ahorra costes

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Derecho al Agua
Alternativas en Servicios Públicos
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Los defensores de la privatización afirman que ésta ahorra costes debido a las presiones competitivas a los que se enfrentan los proveedores privados para ser más eficientes. Durante los últimos cuarenta años, se ha experimentado mucho con distintos modelos de privatización. Los resultados son desiguales: algunos casos se traducen en un ahorro; otros, no. Con la idea de ir más allá de 'la... Leer más

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Water privatization does not yield cost savings

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Water Justice
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Proponents of privatization consistently argue that it saves costs due to competitive pressures private providers face to be more efficient.  Over the last four decades there has been considerable experimentation with privatization.  Results are inconsistent.  Some cases find savings; others do not.  To get beyond the “battle of the case studies” my colleagues and I... Leer más

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Obama versus the Polar Bears

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Renewables
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Environmental Justice
Climate Justice
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The Obama Presidency hit a new low in the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. One group that were not celebrating are the Polar Bears or their supporters. This is especially ironic, as in early December 2010, a new study published in the prestigious science journal Nature, indicated that despite the ominous prospects for the Polar Bears, including possible extinction, the... Leer más

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Tucson: una matanza acorde con un clima violento

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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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What can we expect to see in 2011?

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
Climate Justice
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Walden Bello: Can we depend on China for global growth? Mariano Aguirre: Changing global power relations and possible attack on Iran Marcos Arruda: Continuing crises and community resistance Phyllis Bennis – Confronting Obama's unwinnable war in Afghanistan Walden Bello: Turbulence in the waning days of the global economic order In 2010, outrage with the excesses of the financial institution... Leer más

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Pernicious parallels

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Middle East Conflict
Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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US war policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan
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There are remarkable parallels between the US government’s wartime policies over the past 40 years. Leaders in Washington faced very different conflict situations throughout that period, spanning US involvement in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. But ironically, they seem to be repeating their mistakes, based on similar ideological assumptions. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are dragging... Leer más

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Wikileaks: Media Challenging Authority

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Commenting on his profession, Robert Fisk, the UK Independent’s veteran correspondent in the Middle East, has argued that journalists must “challenge authority - all authority - especially so when governments and politicians take us to war.” Amira Hass, of the Israeli daily Haaretz, states the role of the journalist should be “to monitor power and the centres of power." Wikileaks is an example... Leer más

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