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From October 31 to November 1st, over 1,000 delegates from 60 countries gathered in London for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit.
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Social movements and civil society organizations from different parts of the world have met on 3 -4 September 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on the eve of the G20 Summit and in a context of the threat by the United States of America (USA) to attack Syria.
If Syria is attacked it will no doubt lead to increased suffering of Syrian people who will be the victims. Moreover it will lead to further insecurity in the region. We do not know what reaction the Syrian government will have against its attackers, neighbors, or own people.
Citizan's groups are reuniting through an International People's Treaty in order to demand a better regulation of transnational corporations operations that violate human rights.
Being poor often means you don't have the power to influence the policies and decisions that affect your life. But when the roof of her school fell in, Raquel Rodrigues Ferreira decided to make a stand.
Iara Pietricovsky de Oliveira, co-director, INESC, Brazil
OGP is holding its annual summit in London this year.
It is not reasonable that such a relevant theme, which has influence over the whole Brazilian society, be hastily approved in such a short period, not allowing time for society to present critics, comments and improvement proposals.
Quilombola communities are descendants of slaves who fled Brazil's cotton plantations in the 19th century. They now live along tributaries of the Amazon river and some of them are subject to exceptionally high rates of tax – one community has a £4m tax bill – on the land that they have occupied for generations and fought to keep hold of. If they can't pay the tax bill, they may face eviction.
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