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Ensuring basic income

  The breakdown of welfare state income distribution systems has created 8 giants to be battled COMMENT |  Guy Standing | Project Syndicate|  In 1942, William Beveridge issued an epoch-defining report that established a model for welfare states in the post-war era. He recognised that the old social protection system had …

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Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses

Munich, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government. The Christian Social Union (CSU) scored 37 percent, a steep 10-point drop from four years ago in the wealthy Alpine state it …

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Nine jailed in Vietnam for ‘attempt to overthrow state’

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | A Vietnamese court has jailed nine people for “attempting to overthrow the state”, official media reported Friday, the latest heavy sentence doled out in a harsh crackdown this year against activists in the one-party state. Communist Vietnam routinely jails its critics, but 2017 has been …

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AGE LIMIT: Ugandan journalists protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan journalists have protested what they described as “gagging by the state” as the ongoing debate about changing the constitution to lift the age-limit for the presidency rages. Under their Uganda Press Freedom Forum, the journalists from leading media houses across the country blamed security and …

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VIDEO: Nakiwala blocked from speaking before president

VIDEO: Nakiwala Kiyingi blocked from speaking before president Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | Are Ugandans becoming more intolerant, or do some leaders deserve to be treated harshly because of how they work? From the stopping of Simeo Nsubuga, to pouring of water on Kahinda Otafiire, to undressing before Minister Betty …

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