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, by Pambazuka

Africa’s children are important

‘I am an angry African,’ Assefa Bequele writes in this week’s Pambazuka News, challenging the continent’s failure to meet its collective responsibilities to children. ‘I will tell you why and what, I hope, we can do to build an Africa fit for children and help nurture an African man and woman that (...)

Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan/Holt, October 2009

In her new book, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the origins of contemporary optimism from nineteenth-century healers to twentieth-century pushers of consumerism. She explores how that culture of optimism prevents us from holding to account both corporate heads and elected officials. Read more here (...)

, by Civil Eats , PATEL Raj

The Trap of Green Consumerism

The notion that somehow we can transform the world by shopping is a debilitating one, and it’s one that George Monbiot has recently done a fine job of skewering. In his latest, he references a piece in the journal Nature in which it appears that consumers who buy green goods feel that their (...)

, by TNI

A real green deal

35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today? Read (...)

, by IPS

South Asia: Women’s Peace Offensive

Within the South Asian region, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan have for decades been torn by internal and external conflicts that have cried out for, but have not quite found, a lasting resolution.
Aware of the repercussions of remaining silent on a host of issues, including peace and (...)

, by IPS

Africans Won’t Just Be on Receiving End of Arts and Culture

Global initiatives have in recent years stressed the contribution that arts and culture can make to development. This has led African and European artists, bureaucrats and policy makers to increasingly confront the unequal relations in North-South cultural and artistic exchanges. Read (...)

, by Choike

Call for "global jobs pact" amidst rising job losses

In its latest Global Employment Trends update of May, the ILO has revised upwards its unemployment projections to levels ranging from 210 million to 239 million unemployed worldwide in 2009. The report notes that the economic crisis is detrimental for both women and men, whether they are at (...)

, by Down to earth

Where do pregnant women go?

by Nidhi Jamwal , Rajil Menon

Women practise slow breathing to synchronize with contractions during labour
Deliver at home with trained midwives and avoid caesarean section
A belly dancer, tarot-card readers and yoga therapists, people not associated with childbirth, teamed up with midwives, masseurs and hypnotists at a (...)

, by Oxfam International

Blind Optimism

Challenging the myths about private health care in poor countries

The realisation of the right to health for millions of people in poor countries depends upon a massive increase in health services to achieve universal and equitable access. A growing number of international donors are promoting an expansion of private-sector health-care delivery to fulfil this (...)

, by TNI

Changing the flow Water movements in Latin America

Beverly Bell, Jeff Conant, Marcela Olivera, Crossley Pinkstaff, Philipp Terhorst. March 2009

In case after case around the world, water has been turned into a profit-making commodity – preventing people access to the most essential element on Earth. Private ownership of water and water delivery systems has severely compounded the abuse, neglect, mismanagement and exploitation of water (...)

, by Infochange

Lives sacrificed: Women and health in South Asia

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

A new World Bank report looks at the state of reproductive health of poor women in five countries — Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — and makes a case for decentralised planning, delivery and expansion of health services, with a clear focus on enhancing inclusion
‘Sparing Lives: (...)

, by CHOSSUDOVSKY Michel

The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

US$24.95, Online: US$18.00, 400 pages

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of (...)