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Saturday, April 19, 2014   20:14 GMT


OP-ED
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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Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began
Samuel Oakford
NEW YORK, 1 Dec (IPS) - The faade of 400 Eighth Avenue, home to the largest welfare centre for people with AIDS in New York, is the kind of grey, drab city building that seems like it was dragged, scowling, into the 21st Century.
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Mental Illness Plus Police Often Equals Tragedy
Judith Scherr
BERKELEY, California, U.S., 26 Nov (IPS) - Just before midnight on Feb. 12, Kayla Xavier Moores roommate dialed 911. Moore, 41, a paranoid schizophrenic, was off her prescription meds and highly agitated. The roommate thought he knew the drill Moore would be taken to a psychiatric hospital, stabilised with medication and allowed to go home in 72 hours.
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Less Food for More Hungry
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 5 Nov (IPS) - Deep cuts in food aid for poor people in the United States are poised to bring higher demands on charities and food pantries across the country that provide food to families in need and which are already overstretched.
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BOOKS
The Neverending War
Prashanth Kamalakanthan
WASHINGTON, 4 Nov (IPS) - In his
final letter to his family, 30-year-old Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers wrote of having never returned from war. In truth, I was nothing more than a prop, reads the suicide note dated Jun. 10, 2013, six years after his final deployment. In truth, I have already been absent for a long, long time.
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There are Solutions to U.S. Calamities
Johan Galtung
MANASSAS, Virginia, U.S., 28 Oct (IPS) - Political terrorism failed. The House Republicans used voting in one chamber to put the livelihoods of millions of people inside and outside the U.S. at risk, for their own political goals. And made the mistake of most terrorists, non-state or state: when people suffer they will join us, against our enemy; to find out that people turn against the terrorists instead.
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Struggling U.S. Families Threatened by Food Stamp Cuts
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 17 Oct (IPS) - Near the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown Washington, just a few blocks away from the federal district, dozens of homeless men and women wait for the evening shuttles that will take them to their dinners at one of many food shelters around the city.
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Behind Haitis Hunger
Correspondents
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 Oct (IPS) - Haiti has been receiving food aid for half a century - over 1.5 million tonnes from the U.S. alone during the past two decades.
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Pacific Pact a Minefield for Health Care
Emilio Godoy
MEXICO CITY, 8 Oct (IPS) - The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the negotiation of which is set to conclude this year, could drive research into new drugs and improve access to medicines. Except it wont.
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U.S. Report of GE Alfalfa Contamination Was "Inevitable"
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 13 Sep (IPS) - With state and federal government agencies investigating a U.S. farmers complaint that his alfalfa crop may have been contaminated by a genetically modified strain, consumer rights groups are suggesting that such reports were inevitable.
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