Monday, August 22, 2005

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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

> Nepalese Dalits Return to Village after Maoist Carte Blanche
> After Andijan: Uzbekistan-U.S. Relations
> Gaza Poverty Will Deepen During the Disengagement Warns CARE
> Indian State Halts Coca-Cola Production
> Somalia: Release of Hijacked U.N. Food Aid Ship Hits Stalemate

> Asia dominates nuclear expansion
> Somali hijackers refuse to release UN food aid ship
> Smuggled film shows plight of Zimbabwean demolition victims

>  UN meet to review 2000 Millennium Declaration
> India to transform villages through land reforms
> Microsoft to train 20,000 teachers in Tamil Nadu

> GMO in B&H, Control of Agricultural Products in RS
> Kosovo Budget 2006 will be ?700 million

> Communities in India Need Your Support to End Coca-Cola’s Crimes


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NEPALESE DALITS RETURN TO VILLAGE AFTER MAOIST CARTE BLANCHE
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  (22 aug 2005) Dalits in the village of Syaula, long repressed by
  Maoist workers, have returned to their homes after human rights
  activists held discussions with Maoist leaders to resolve the
  conflict. Maoist leaders have pledged to the Dalits to return their
  property, take action against Maoist workers who commit excesses, and
  end the violence.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117463/7263/34004
From: Advocacy Project
   http://www.advocacynet.org

AFTER ANDIJAN: UZBEKISTAN-U.S. RELATIONS
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  (22 aug 2005) Uzbekistan’s persistently anti-American media campaign
  following the Uzbek decision to evict American troops from an air
  base indicates that Tashkent may be disinclined to cooperate with
  Washington at this time, says Shawn T. Lyons.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117462/7263/34004
From: Eurasianet (Open Society Institute)
   http://www.eurasianet.org

GAZA POVERTY WILL DEEPEN DURING THE DISENGAGEMENT WARNS CARE
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  (22 aug 2005) The chronic poverty of Palestinians living in Gaza will
  only worsen as further restrictions are imposed on them during the
  disengagement period, said CARE last week, and urged the
  international community to recognize the ongoing needs of the many
  poor villagers and farmers in the area for essential services.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117461/7263/34004
From: CARE USA
   http://www.careusa.org

INDIAN STATE HALTS COCA-COLA PRODUCTION
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  (22 aug 2005) Unassured by Coca-Cola’s report explaining the source
  of cadmium in its sludge, the state government of Kerala has ordered
  the soft drink giant stop all production at its Plachimada bottling
  plant. Recent investigations by the Kerala Pollution Control Board
  found extremely high levels of the toxic cadmium in the area’s
  groundwater.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117460/7263/34004
From: India Resource Center
   http://www.IndiaResource.org

SOMALIA: RELEASE OF HIJACKED U.N. FOOD AID SHIP HITS STALEMATE
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  (22 aug 2005) Stating that tsunami survivors in central Somalia have
  been ‘neglected by aid agencies,’ pirates who hijacked a WFP food aid
  ship seven weeks ago have rejected an earlier agreement to release
  the ship’s cargo and crew, and continue to demand that the food aid
  be distributed in their community.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117459/7263/34004
From: United Nations' Integrated Regional Information Network
   http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN


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ASIA DOMINATES NUCLEAR EXPANSION
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  (22 aug 2005) Asian countries are increasingly turning to nuclear
  power, accounting for 16 of the 25 nuclear plants currently under
  construction worldwide.
http://uk.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117503/7468/34004
From: SciDev.Net
   http://www.scidev.net

SOMALI HIJACKERS REFUSE TO RELEASE UN FOOD AID SHIP
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  (22 aug 2005) Pirates off the Somali coast are still holding a ship
  chartered by the UN World Food Programme, 10 crew, and 850 tons of
  rice for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, despite an agreement
  for their release.
http://uk.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117502/7468/34004
From: Environment News Service (ENS)
   http://ens-news.com

SMUGGLED FILM SHOWS PLIGHT OF ZIMBABWEAN DEMOLITION VICTIMS
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  (22 aug 2005) As the British government urges the International
  Cricket Council to suspend Zimbabwe because of widespread human
  rights abuses, Amnesty has released smuggled secret film that
  illustrates the plight of the victims of the  government's "Operation
  Drive out the Rubbish".
http://uk.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117499/7468/34004
From: Amnesty International - International Secretariat
   http://www.amnesty.org/


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 UN MEET TO REVIEW 2000 MILLENNIUM DECLARATION
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  (22 aug 2005) The World Summit 2005 will be held from 14-16 September
  at the UN headquarters in New York, aiming to review the
  implementation of the 2000 Millennium Declaration
http://southasia.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117517/1893/34004

INDIA TO TRANSFORM VILLAGES THROUGH LAND REFORMS
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  (22 aug 2005) The Indian government has taken up a massive reforms
  programme for its rural areas that still lag behind in development
  indicators like education, health and other basic amenities. The
  government plans to provide water, lay roads and ensure power to all
  villages in the next five years.
http://southasia.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117501/1893/34004

MICROSOFT TO TRAIN 20,000 TEACHERS IN TAMIL NADU
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  (22 aug 2005) Microsoft India and the Tamil Nadu government on Monday
  signed an MoU, under which the former will help set up an
  'Information Technology academy' in the city to provide comprehensive
  training programme to nearly 20,000 teachers in the state for a
  period of five years.
http://southasia.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117490/1893/34004


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GMO IN B&H, CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN RS
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  (22 aug 2005) Vojislav Trkulja, the Head of the Bio-Technology
  Laboratory of the National Agricultural Institute in Banja Luka,
  reported recently that 22 out of 104 (21.1%) of analyzed samples of
  plants and plant-products contained genetically modified organisms,
  mostly in imported soy-beans based cattle feed.
http://see.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117522/3260/34004

KOSOVO BUDGET 2006 WILL BE ?700 MILLION
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  (22 aug 2005) Kosovo spending agencies should be more careful when
  planning their expenses for the next year. The officials of the
  Ministry of Economy and Finance claim that they are setting main
  parameters for the 2006 budget, as well as for 2007 and 2008 budgets.
 
http://see.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117500/3260/34004


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COMMUNITIES IN INDIA NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO END COCA-COLA’S CRIMES
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  (22 aug 2005) Communities living around Coca-Cola’s bottling
  facilities in India face severe hardships such as water shortages,
  soil and groundwater pollution, and crop failures, says India
  Resource Center, and asks you write to Coca-Cola and hold them
  accountable for these crimes.
http://us.oneworld.net/link/gotoarticle/addhit/117464/2332/34004
From: India Resource Center
   http://www.IndiaResource.org

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