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News :: Education : Human Rights : International : Organizing
Predatory Hedge Funds and Argentina Face Supreme Court Showdown in Landmark Global Poverty Case
17 Dec 2013
Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations. At the same time, debt holders who restructured their debt with Argentina have hired lawyers to help negotiate the dispute between holdout hedge funds and Argentina. Nearly 93% of debt holders restructured their debt with Argentina after the 2001 default. The majority of bondholders are concerned that their settlements could be disrupted if hedge funds win the final ruling.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
It Takes More than Campaign Cash to Make a Judge
17 Dec 2013
The Council, in my view, deserves credit - not condemnation - for insisting that the Patrick administration up its game and select qualified nominees.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
The Soup Kitchen State Grows
17 Dec 2013
Old age poverty is the result of deregulation of the labor market and dismantling the social state. Need justice and distribution justice have always existed in the political realm. The task of the social state was to fight poverty and protect citizens from standard life risks, sicknesses, accidents and so forth... Only the rich can afford a poor state.
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Commentary :: Politics
Washington's Dirty Game in Ukraine
17 Dec 2013
Ukraine
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens
17 Dec 2013
Gaza
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
US Supported Death Squads Massacre Syrian Civilians
16 Dec 2013
Syria
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Commentary :: Human Rights
1,000 Days and Counting
16 Dec 2013
Bahrain
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Making the World Safe for War Profiteers
16 Dec 2013
anti-war
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News :: Environment
Environmental News Fit For Kings & Queens From Hillary's Habitat..
15 Dec 2013
We now publish and report on Inter+National environmental news in relationship with World politics,that is fit for children & adults to enjoy.
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Interview :: Education
VIDEO: Neil Postman on "Technopoly," 58 min
15 Dec 2013
If you don't teach history, learning may become a consumer product. What we think we know is a product and will change in the future. Learning is an historical process. Anything we know will be modified. There is psychology in what is seen first and second or not at all.
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