Magazine article New Internationalist

A Month in the Life of the Majority World

Magazine article New Internationalist

A Month in the Life of the Majority World

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5 January INDONESIA

A man carries a box of detergent on to a traditional schooner at Sunda Kelapa port, Jakarta. The Government announces it will spend over 72 trillion rupiah ($6.55 billion) on infrastructure and other projects in 2009 in a bid to lift the failing economy and create new jobs.

photo: Beawiharta / Reuters

20 January INDIA

Workers scuffle with police during a rally in New Delhi. Thousands protest against what they claim is the indifference and inaction of the Government in the face of mounting job losses, wage cuts and factory closures throughout the country.

photo: Adnan Abidi / Reuters

22 January SODTH KODEA (right)

At a rally in Seoul, a member of the Korean Metal Workers' Union shouts slogans against Government-led restructuring plans. The head-band reads: 'Unity and Fighting'. …

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