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Protected Forest for Rent!

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Only two month after hosting the COP-13 of UNFCCC and amid of serial disasters, Government of Indonesia under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) renew the regulation of commercial activities inside the protected forest. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Protesting the Rich

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Dozens of people rally outside the Japan Embassy on Jakarta thoroughfare, Jl. Thamrin, on Monday to protest the G8 summit hosted by the country in Toyako. The protesters blamed the rich countries for the soaring global fuel and food prices. (JP/J. Adiguna)

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July 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm

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Oil Boosted, SBY-JK Broke promise!

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INDIESBLOG | Jakarta (6/5)—Peoples still considering promise President SBY at November 2007, which will not boost up the price of oil. But like other politician promises, nothing that is coincided. Monday (5/5) then, through limited meeting of minister of economics, President SBY breaks promise by announcing the plan to boost up the price subsidizes oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

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Venezuela’s labour movement at the crossroads

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By Kiraz Janicke and Federico Fuentes

April 29, 2008 — Venezuelanalysis.com — First came the decision by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on April 9 to re-nationalise the Sidor steel plant—privatised by a pre-Chavez government in 1997—after a long workers’ struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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The World Bank is incapable to talk on Poverty!

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Criticism to the Opinion of the Country Director of World Bank Indonesia, Joachim von Amsberg on Oil Subsidy in National Budget 2008

Press Release of Institute for National and Democratic Studies
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Criticism of Country Director of World Bank Indonesia, Joachim von Amsberg to the oil subsidies national budget (APBN) 2008 is a trapping sight. Fomentation for removing the oil and transfers it to infrastructure project is camouflage to force Indonesia maintains neoliberal policies. Whereas, the neoliberal policies is main caused of Indonesian misery. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 26, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Studies: Iraq costs US $12B per month

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http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Baghdad2C-Iraq-Brigade-Combat-team/photo//080307/481/8e45876fb4744813a184e9578bceb51b//s:/ap/20080310/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_war_costs;_ylt=Av1z5p5lhUjneXQv9iaSrj4UewgF

By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent

The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the Iraq war is steadily rising, new analyses show. In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the “burn” rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

Another Rape of Another Filipina by Another U.S. Soldier!

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MIGRANTE-Japan Says NO MORE!

Press Release, February 23, 2008

Filipino groups in Japan strongly condemn the rape of a Filipina by a U.S. Army serviceman in Okinawa, Japan. The alleged rape, according to an earlier report, happened on February 18, 2008 in a hotel in Okinawa. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm