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More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.
Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy’s Crisis Deepens

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.

Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy’s Crisis Deepens

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

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Will Madagascar’s Upcoming Elections Solve the Island’s Crisis?

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MapBox: Before and After the Moore, OK Tornado 

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The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police charges coming soon after. Once again, social networks were the most commonly used means of sharing information.
 Image: Alberto Casillas, manager of a bar, is the hero of 25S for protecting protestors from the police. Photo by El Diagonal, taken under CC Licence.

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police charges coming soon after. Once again, social networks were the most commonly used means of sharing information.

 Image: Alberto Casillas, manager of a bar, is the hero of 25S for protecting protestors from the police. Photo by El Diagonal, taken under CC Licence.

Update on the Iranian currency crisis:

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the national currency’s drop to 34,500 rials against the United States dollar. Only a few days earlier, on Sunday, it was 29,500 rials to the dollar.

Update on the Iranian currency crisis:

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the national currency’s drop to 34,500 rials against the United States dollar. Only a few days earlier, on Sunday, it was 29,500 rials to the dollar.

The rise in value-added tax from 18 to 21 percent in Spain has made life even more expensive and dealt a hard blow to people’s wallets. The hike went into effect in September, the month in which students go back to school and families go shopping for school materials.
Various groups have mobilized in force to coordinate donations of school supplies, among them neighborhood assemblies and the 15M movement. When it comes to books, web pages such as Libroscompartidos.com (Shared Books) allow users from different corners of the country to exchange books not for profit and even manages delivery service and collection of the material.

The rise in value-added tax from 18 to 21 percent in Spain has made life even more expensive and dealt a hard blow to people’s wallets. The hike went into effect in September, the month in which students go back to school and families go shopping for school materials.

Various groups have mobilized in force to coordinate donations of school supplies, among them neighborhood assemblies and the 15M movement. When it comes to books, web pages such as Libroscompartidos.com (Shared Books) allow users from different corners of the country to exchange books not for profit and even manages delivery service and collection of the material.

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Demonstrators chant “These are our weapons” as they hold up their hands after riot police charged them outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, September 25, 2012.
Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

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Demonstrators chant “These are our weapons” as they hold up their hands after riot police charged them outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, September 25, 2012.

Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

“They’ve reduced me to this. What should I do?” 
Photo by Paulino Coelho (@cita_57) on the blog “O que diz a rua”. Porto, 15/09/2012.
The biggest demonstration of recent decades in Portugal took place on September 15, under the anti-austerity motto ‘Screw the troika! We want our lives’. Nearly one million people took to the streets to protest against the government.

“They’ve reduced me to this. What should I do?”

Photo by Paulino Coelho (@cita_57) on the blog “O que diz a rua”. Porto, 15/09/2012.

The biggest demonstration of recent decades in Portugal took place on September 15, under the anti-austerity motto ‘Screw the troika! We want our lives’. Nearly one million people took to the streets to protest against the government.

Is Tanzania’s Peaceful Reputation in Danger?

Tanzania has experienced several crises since October 2010 general elections, including some which have resulted in violence and death. Find out more.

Blogger Dunia Duara made a (not complete) list of events fuelled by different kinds of crises or conflicts, which recently have caused serious problems in Tanzania:

  • 2011 January: CHADEMA [main opposition party] lead demonstration in Arusha conflicts with police
  • 2011 February: Explosions in Gongo La Mboto
  • 2011 July: [street vendors] clash with police in Mwanza
  • 2011 September: MV Spicelander sinks between Zanzibar and Pemba
  • 2011 December: Dar es Salaam floods
  • 2012 February: Police killings in Songea
  • 2012 April: Land issues and bi-elections in Arumeru
  • 2012 May: Riots in Zanzibar related to UAMSHO [separatist group in Zanzibar]
  • 2012 June: Doctors’ strike (back in February and onwards) and the abduction of Dr Ulimboka.
  • 2012 July: A ferry on its way from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar sinks.
  • 2012 July: Riots in Zanzibar related to UAMSHO, and mourning of the dead from the ferry accident.