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News :: International
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid: Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
24 Jun 2015
World leaders gather in Kathmandu around Nepal's request for USD 6.6 billion in rebuilding aid after a series of spring earthquakes. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is attending June 25 negotiations where Nepal's 3.8 billion debt is on the table as part of an earthquake recovery package. Nepal spends $600,000 a day servicing debt, or more than $35 million since the first April earthquake.‎

"Nepal is requesting relief from some debt payments as a portion of the aid plan," said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "Nepal's government is being too careful to call for total debt cancellation because of misplaced worries that they'll scare off investors."

Nepal is one of 38 countries eligible for debt relief from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) new debt relief trust fund. The IMF created the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to relieve a country's debt payments when a natural disaster impacts a third of the country's population and destroys 25% of the nation's productive capacity. If Nepal qualifies for the trust, it could receive $23 million in debt relief of the $54 million it owes the IMF.
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Commentary :: Race
Charleston and the American Soul by MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
23 Jun 2015
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News :: Radical Culture : Social Welfare : Technology
Good News From Norway, Germany, India, Canada
23 Jun 2015
The world is changing faster than the speed of light
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Commentary :: Environment
It's Not Just Climate - Pope Francis Is Also Warning About The Health Of Our Oceans
23 Jun 2015
In his 222-page encyclical, Pope Francis warned about (1) the polar plight, (2) sea level rise, (3) ocean-bound water pollution, (4) ocean acidification, (5) overfishing and (6) loss of marine biodiversity.
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News :: Radical Culture : Social Welfare
Some Of The Over 4005 Ingredients In Cigarettes
23 Jun 2015
As news of the fire suppression chemicals in cigarettes causing even more lung damage increases, others focus on the over 4000 hazardous chemicals in cigarettes
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News :: Radical Culture : Social Welfare
All Methods Of Lobster Killing Cause Suffering
23 Jun 2015
Fukushima radiation and increasing mercury are only 2 of many reasons to avoid eating sea creatures
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LOCAL News :: Race
#WickedPissed: Activists Halt Boston Pride Parade for 11 minutes
23 Jun 2015
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
US May Be Looking to Extract Itself From the Ukraine Quagmire
22 Jun 2015
Modified: 05:48:12 PM
The Ukraine crisis has not yielded the desired anti-Russian results for Washington and is unlikely to in the future. Meanwhile the dysfunctional country is a liability to any sponsor.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to give homeless children a better tomorrow.
22 Jun 2015
Volunteers are needed to play with young children living in family homeless shelters throughout Massachusetts.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Police and Prisons : Politics : War and Militarism
MANILA – ‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR
22 Jun 2015
Modified: 09:22:18 AM
morong-43-npa-new-peoples-army.jpgFive years since the arrest, detention and release of the 43 health workers dubbed as the “Morong 43,” the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has finally issued a resolution stating that state forces violated the rights of the health workers.
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