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Thursday, April 24, 2014   4:30 GMT



Hospitality, Agriculture Firms Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 3 Jan (IPS) - Shareholders are calling on 15 U.S.-based multinational corporations to ensure that their global supply chains are not facilitating human rights abuses, particularly labour and sex trafficking.
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NAFTAs 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises
Manuel Perez-Rocha
WASHINGTON, 29 Dec (IPS) - Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.
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Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 21 Dec (IPS) - This weeks introduction by a bipartisan group of 26 senators of a new sanctions bill against Iran could result in the biggest test of the political clout of the Israel lobby here in decades.
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In Minimum Wage Debate, A Battle Over Inequality and Job Loss
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 11 Dec (IPS) - In the midst of a nationwide movement for policymakers to raise minimum wages for millions of workers in the United States, experts here continue to debate the advantages and drawbacks of raising the federal rate.
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U.S. Still Playing Catch-up in Asia
John Feffer
WASHINGTON, 10 Dec (IPS) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his finger-wagging tour of Asia on Friday, with a busy week of lecturing the Chinese, trying to get the South Koreans and Japanese to play nice with one another, and damning North Korea with faint praise for releasing an 85-year-old American after more than a month of detention.
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Free Expression Another Casualty of Sanctions
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 6 Dec (IPS) - Aliakbar Salehi is a former member of the Iranian parliament and an internet freedom and human rights advocate now living in Washington, DC. In 2006, he was arrested and jailed by the Iranian government for urging human rights reforms.
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Where Is the Global Economy Heading?
Johan Galtung
WASHINGTON, 4 Dec (IPS) - In a passage in Charles Darwins The Voyage of the Beagle, he condemns an egalitarian native people at the tip of South America to remain primitive.
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U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 4 Dec (IPS) - Despite looming differences over Colombia's drug policy, President Barack Obama renewed his support for a peaceful settlement to the civil war that has plagued the country for over half a century in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday.
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U.S. Officials Hint at Reservations on Final Nuclear Deal
Gareth Porter
WASHINGTON, 26 Nov (IPS) - The first step agreement between Iran and the United States that was sealed in Geneva over the weekend is supposed to lead to the negotiation of a comprehensive settlement of the nuclear issue over the next six months, though the latter has gotten little attention.
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Iran Deal Gains Traction Despite Netanyahu and Republican Dissent
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 26 Nov (IPS) - Despite strenuous objections by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mostly Republican lawmakers here, the new accord between the Iran and the U.S. and five other major powers on Tehrans nuclear programme appears to be gaining support here and abroad.
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