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War profiteer of the month: Providence Equity Partners

Providence Equity Partners is a global private equity firm focused on media, communications, education and information investments. Providence Equity Partners have a history of profiteering from war, including owning the company U.S.Investigation Services, which trained the violent and secretive 'Emergency Response Unit', an Iraqi paramilitary security organisation.

Brasil: Una inminente potencia militar

Comparado con países de Medio Oriente, Europa y especialmente Estados Unidos, los países en América Latina no gastan exorbitantes sumas en defensa. Las disputas fronterizas han sido, en su mayoría, solucionadas por la vía diplomática; el potencial para conflictos entre Estados es mínimo. Sin embargo, últimamente esto parece estar cambiando. Un número de países han aumentado sus compras de armamento.

Brasil: ¿más reclutamiento a causa de la modernización del ejército brasileño?

El periódico New York Times informó el 18 de diciembre que Brasil está planeando modernizar su ejército. Según la noticia, esto incluirá una discusión nacional sobre el reclutamiento, con el objetivo de hacer cumplir las leyes de reclutamiento existentes en el país.

President of Brazil Unveils Plan to Upgrade Military

By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
Published: December 18, 2008
The New York Times

BRASÍLIA — President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil unveiled a new national defense strategy on Thursday, calling for upgrading the military forces and remaking the defense industry. The plan also called for a debate in Brazil on whether mandatory military service should be enforced and how the armed forces should be professionalized.

A Few Workshops

Controlling Fear

Convenor: Roberta Bacic, Chile

Within the context of the WRI Triennial, a short workshop was developed on the control of fear. There was a large attendance and active participation in this workshop which made possible a dialogue and exchange of experiences on all kinds of valuable and significant activity carried out in various countries.

The workshop was divided into two parts;

Contactos de OC y grupos afiliados a la IRG en América Latina

Esta es una lista incompleta de grupos en América latina que trabajan en temas de objeción de conciencia y temas afines.

Brasil

6 de mayo de 1998

1. Conscripción

la conscripción existe

Se hace referencia a la conscripción en el art. 143 de la Constitución Federal de 1988 que establece que el servicio militar es obligatorio. [1] [5]

La conscripción está regulada por el Decreto de Servicio Militar. [5]

servicio militar

De acuerdo con el Decreto de Servicio Militar todos los ciudadanos de 19 años están sujetos al servicio militar.

Land for the people

Landless people in Brazil are resorting to direct action to meet their needs; Grace Livingstone reports.

Rural landless labourers converged on Brasilia last April after a 1000km march. They were met m the Brazilian capital by a 50,000 strong cheering crowd waving banners, throwing flowers and offering baskets of food. The government agreed to meet the leaders of the landless.

Making Women Visible: A Report from the WRI Triennial

by Maggie Helwig

"Our daily lives must be visible," says Staša. "They must become international policy. It is my international policy that Haya comes to my house. That is my government."

Staša, from Belgrade, and Haya, from Jerusalem, were both part of the theme group on women's work against violence at the War Resisters International's Triennial in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, held in December 1994. Although the group's conclusions cannot be summed up in any brief form, Staša's words do express a fundamental principle underlying much of what was said.

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