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Anticipated Indirect Land Use Change Associated with Expanded Use of Biofuels and Bioliquids in the EU – An Analysis of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans

IEEP, November 2010

“A new IEEP report analyses the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of the substantial additional biofuel usage that will be generated up to 2020 by the targets under the EU renewable energy Directive. Plans from national governments setting out how they will reach these targets, which are (...)

, by SACSIS

Wal-Mart: Predator Capitalism and the Great Game

By Glenn Ashton

At the end of September the rumours were put to bed as Wal-Mart made a formal but conditional offer for Massmart, of R32 billion. To put this in perspective this amount is less than 20% of Wal-Mart’s present annual operating income of $24 billion and a fraction of their $408 billion (R2.8 (...)

, by TNI

European retailers: threatening livelihoods in India

The role of major supermarkets like Tesco in wiping out small retailers across Europe is well known. Now the giants have India in their sights. For a country in which small-scale retail employs 33 million people, what kind of impact will this have? Read (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Fishing for solutions. Transborder fishing in India and Sri lanka

Vivekanandan has worked with fishing communities for over a quarter-century. Most of that was spent with the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, a cooperative organisation for small fishermen, of which he is currently advisor. He has started a new organisation, Fisheries Management (...)

, by Tomdispatch.com

China shakes the world

Michael Klare

At this point, only one thing is clear: the greater China’s reliance on imported petroleum, the greater the risk of friction and conflict with the United States, which relies on the same increasingly problematic suppliers of energy. The greater its reliance on coal, the less comfortable our (...)

, by Tehelka

Ethiopians say Indians grabbing land. Indian farmers claim it is official

RAM KARUTURI, the world’s largest rose grower, calls it a situation that needs immediate intervention. Else, he is sure the rush of Indians to Africa will ebb to a trickle, which, in turn, could have serious implications as ethnic tensions with the locals are slowly, but steadily, rising in some (...)

Hopes & Prospects

Noam Chomsky

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.
Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the (...)

, by The STEPS Centre

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto

In 1970 a radical document called The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. Forty years on, what kind of science and technology for development Manifesto is needed for today’s world?
The STEPS Centre is creating a new manifesto with one of the (...)

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Edited by Nick Turse, Verso, 208 p.

Leading commentators examine the Afghan debacle and its parallels with previous British and Soviet occupations.
Known as the graveyard of empires, Afghanistan has now been singled out as Obama’s “just war,” the destination for an additional thirty thousand US troops in an effort to shore up an (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

The World, not just America, is responsible for Iraq

Later this month, world leaders will gather in New York to discuss the progress made towards achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With just over five years remaining before the 2015 global deadline, the UN has doubled its efforts to engage governments and civil (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

America in Iraq: power, hubris, change

Paul Rogers

The announced end of the United States combat-troop presence in Iraq on 31 August 2010 marks an important moment in the story of Washington’s involvement in the country since the armed overthrow of the Saddam Hussein regime in early April 2003. It also highlights the profound mismatch between (...)

, by IPS

U.N. Salutes Indigenous Filmmakers

The United Nations celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People this week by showcasing award- winning short films produced by indigenous filmmakers and reaffirming indigenous rights and cultural treasures.
The day was observed at the New York headquarters of the U.N. (...)

, by Tomdispatch.com

Giving Up On Victory, Not War

The United States, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War

Nearly 20 years ago, a querulous Madeleine Albright demanded to know: “What’s the point of having this superb military you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?” Today, an altogether different question deserves our attention: What’s the point of constantly using our superb military if doing so (...)

, by IPS

Domestic Workers Begin to See Some Rights

Twenty-seven-year-old Maria Puscariu is about to complete her MA in philosophy at a Belgian university. The Moldovan has been working for over five years as a domestic worker in Western Europe in order to support herself and finance her studies. Read (...)

, by Foreign Policy in Focus

Latin America: Climate Change Swing States

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern traveled with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela to Chile, Peru, and Ecuador last week, to discuss climate change with his government counterparts and civil society. Deepening bilateral and multilateral (...)