Here is an article from our staff writer Frederick Noronha, published on the Indo-Asian News Service on January 27 2007. Chair of the global Creative Commons network, Joichi Ito, has welcomed India into the network of countries that offer alternatives to "all rights reserved" approaches of copyright, saying this was a significant country to offer such alternatives. Read the full article here.
AFRICAN STRUGGLES, GLOBAL STRUGGLES
Social Movements Assembly at the World Social Forum
Nairobi, 24 January 2007
More than 2000 activists loudly and energetically endorsed this statement at the Social Movements Assembly in Nairobi.
APC member SANGONeT features in this report titled South Africa: Rescue Attempt On Poorly Performing Telecentres. Says the Johannesburg-datelined report in Business Day, which is South Africa’s major business-oriented daily:
The giant multinational softdrinks Coca-Cola Company is in trouble, thanks to the International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable for destroying lives, livelihoods and communities. The campaign that was initiated in India puts pressure on the Coca-Cola Company and links human rights, environmental justice and labour rights.
Monga, is a famine like situation most strongly observed in several northern districts of Bangladesh, has been recurring every year for decades. The two months of monga between September and October is marked by a dire lack of food, which arises due to the absence of non-agricultural employment and the agricultural lean season coinciding. The misery of millions of poor people for years on end, is, in fact and essentially, not an economic problem but a political one. A new book on this and the politics of aid… released at the WSF by APC’s Bangladesh member VOICE.
Wahu is small and charismatic when she more yells than talks. “Africa is not poverty, Africa is not HIV, Africa is not dying. Africa is the human spirit. Another Africa is possible. We are refusing to die. Let me hear you audience; another Africa is possible. Let us welcome all our guests to Nairobi.”
The private yet very important room! The toilet is one room that every human being — regardless of race, social status or gender — can never avoid. To most people, visiting the washroom requires high degree of secrecy. Yet, often, this secrecy is seldom given priority especially in public places.
Salamieh Community Telecentre Never forgets to celebrate the Christmas Eve with its dear special needs students
Never forgets to celebrate the Christmas Eve with his dear special needs children in Salamieh Community Telecentre
The frequent power cuts and lack of internet has affected the coverage of the seventh edition of the World Social Forum. The following are voices of journalists on the ground at the Kasarani Media Centre, in Nairobi. Read the exclusive comments by journalists on the ground.
Michal Janda of E-Connect, Czech Republic reminded us of this interesting study about economic impact of free and open source (FOSS) available from
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/2006-11-20-flossimpact.pdf. E-Connect’s English pages are here