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2% Drop in Literacy Rate

According to the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) carried out by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) from August 2013 to June 2014 shows a 2% drop in the overall literacy rate of Pakistan; dropping from 60% to 58% in a year despite the 2% increase in the Government spending on education. 339 more words


Webinar: A Faithful Response to Fast Track June 10th 12pm (EST)/ 9am (PST)

The past few weeks have allowed us a glimpse into the heavily politicized world of trade politics. Last month, the Senate narrowly passed the undemocratic “Fast Track” trade promotion authority.  172 more words

Economic Justice

Dumsor : The Lights are out in Ghana. |by Adjoa Anyimadu

Country: Ghana

Author: Adjoa Anyimadu

The lights are out in Ghana. Dum sɔ. Without any notice, they flicker off, briefly on, then off again. For years, periodic electricity shortages have meant stretches of time with ‘light off’; or dumsor. 1,157 more words

Guest Writers

Humble Pie à La Mode

By Valerie Schultz

When you go hiking up a mountain with your fit husband and fit daughter and find that, between the altitude and the steep grade, you can’t keep up with them, even though it’s a hike you’ve done before, you eat a little humble pie. 146 more words


"Protect the earth, dignify humanity"


World leaders meeting at the Vatican for a conference on climate change have issued a final statement today, declaring that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality” and “its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.” 87 more words


EPA issues new rules to protect Americans drinking water, streams

By Mary Clare Jalonick, ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Obama said in a statement Wednesday that the rules will provide needed clarity for business and industry and ‘will ensure polluters who knowingly threaten our waters can be held accountable.’ 211 more words


Film: We Are Many


By Jo Siedlecka

From the opening moments, Amir Amirani’s  is a powerful documentary, revisiting the demonstrations against the war on Iraq, that took place in 789 cities – one after another around the globe – across 72 countries, plus Antarctica, on 15 February 2003. 143 more words