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, by Himal Southasian

Lady liberty and the ethnic cauldron

By Kanak Mani Dixit

As the applause for her singular democratic struggle subsides, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to tackle the challenge of defining a viable nation-state while responding to the multiple assertions of identity and autonomy within Burma.
As Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Burma from her two-week tour of (…)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

Destroying the Commons: On Shredding the Magna Carta

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.
That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do (…)

, by Pambazuka

Egypt’s working class and the question of organisation

By Hossam El-Hamalawy

The nascent trade union movement in Egypt will need to develop political structures for the voices of the working class to be heard in electoral processes.
‘Who is the labour candidate in this presidential election?’ This is a question I have been asked frequently in the past few days. My (…)

, by CIP Americas Program

50% of the 99%

By Laura Carlsen

This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis?
The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who suffer the brutal inequality and injustice of an economic system that, in crisis, (…)

, by LINKS

Quebec: Huge protest backs students

By Roger Annis

Quebec’s student movement, and the swelling ranks of its popular allies, staged a huge rally and march in Montreal on May 22. The march supported the students’ fight for free, quality public education and rejected government repression. Estimates by some mainstream news outlets and by many (…)

, by Seminar Magazine

Vaccination: Need for caution

By Indira Chakravarthi

FOR almost a century now vaccination has been promoted by governments across the world as an indispensable public health measure to reduce incidence and associated mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases. In fact, use of vaccines and ability to control infectious diseases are looked (…)

, by India together

Re-imagining public spaces

By Darryl D’Monte

An innovative new approach to Mumbai’s open spaces is an extensive mapping survey. The same approach can be used in other cities too. Darryl D’Monte reports.
The preoccupation with providing residential and commercial real estate in this country’s cities has led to the severe neglect of open (…)

, by Himal Southasian

Dhaka: Clearing Korail

By Saad Hammadi

Dhaka’s latest slum demolition shows the full scale of the Bangladeshi government’s callousness and ineptitude.
The summer heat is scorching but it does not impede the regular bustle of Korail, one of the largest slums of Dhaka, a city where an estimated quarter of the 16 million inhabitants (…)

, by Frontline

Patent to plunder

By Amit Sengupta

India’s efforts to produce and supply life-saving drugs at affordable prices face challenges from multinational companies trying to “evergreen” their patents.
THE average life expectancy across the globe has increased from around 30 years a century ago to over 65 years today. This has been (…)

, by Upside Down World

Ecuador: Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity

By Marc Becker

Thousands of Indigenous protestors carrying a giant rainbow flag arrived in Ecuador’s capital of Quito on March 22 (World Water Day) after a two-week Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity of the Peoples. The march was in opposition to government plans to commence with large-scale (…)

, by Frontline

Sri Lanka: Lessons learnt?

By R.K. Radhaskrishnan

Post UNHRC resolution, the theme of “betrayal” and “conspiracy” has taken centre stage in the country.
Ever since the guns fell silent in May 2009 in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, which was once held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), there has not been a single instance of (…)

, by Focus on the global south

Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

"(The) water crisis is largely our own making. It has resulted not from the natural limitations of the water supply or lack of financing and appropriate technologies, even though these are important factors, but rather from profound failures in water governance.” – UNDP on water governance (…)

, by Other News

What to do about Syria?

By Johan Galtung

We all feel desperate watching the horrible killings, the suffering of the bereaved and the whole population. But what can be done?
Could it be that the U.N., and governments in general, have a tendency to repeat the same mistake, starting at the wrong end? They usually apply this formula: (…)

, by Dissident Voice (DV)

Social or Anti-Social Media?

By Frank Scott

"If we want to save life and humanity, we are obliged to end the capitalist system." Bolivian President Evo Morales
We hear and read that the economy is rebounding – again – and this during a multi billion dollar presidential campaign. Gee. Threats of more foreign wars are also unrelated to (…)

, by Global Forest Coalition

REDD Realities

How strategies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation could impact on biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples in developing countries
Executive Summary
This publication includes independent monitoring reports on the development of national strategies to Reduce Emissions (…)