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, by International Rivers

Brazilian government severely underestimates dam emissions

By Katy Yan

Mathematical errors in the classroom or on tests usually don’t carry a whole lot of consequences besides a blot on your grade and maybe a deflated sense of self-esteem.
But what happens when the mathematical error occurs in a major government energy agency? The ramifications could be huge, (...)

, by Alliance Sud

Nestlé Colombia under scrutiny

Alliance Sud and Nestlé have been engaged in a high-level dialogue on Colombia between 2006 and 2011. Alliance Sud examined the behaviour of the multinational and the accusations being levelled at it by local trade unions. Two years later it evaluated the implementation of its recommendations. (...)

, by Eurozine

Scenes from the battlefield

By Iryna Vidanava

Despite renewed crackdowns on the independent media in Belarus, there are signs that the tide is turning in the battle for free speech in the country. However, victory for the democratic forces will require politicizing Belarus’ young Internet audience, writes Iryna Vidanava.
Since the flawed (...)

, by The Hindu

Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church

By Vladimir Radyuhin

Notwithstanding the indifference of most Russians, the Orthodox Church, with active support from the state, has effectively established itself as state religion.
[...]
After the collapse of the atheist Soviet Union, state persecution of religion came to an end in Russia. The new law on (...)

, by Ciranda (EN)

Taoufik Ben Abdallah: Brazil’s experience can inspire Tunisia

The Tunisian Taoufik Ben Abdallah has lived in Dakar for many years. As the news about the conflict in Tunisia began to spread, he was working on the organization of the World Social Forum, whose next edition was taking place in that Senegalian capital. As member of the International Council of (...)

Framing Muslims. Stereotyping and representation after 9/11

Peter MOREY, Amina YAQIN, Harvard Univesity Press, 256 pp, June 2011, £20.95

Can Muslims ever fully be citizens of the West? Can the values of Islam ever be brought into accord with the individual freedoms central to the civic identity of Western nations? Not if you believe what you see on TV. Whether the bearded fanatic, the veiled, oppressed female, or the shadowy (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

New World of Indigenous Resistance

Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America

Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine (...)

, by Common Dreams

Time For Climate Activists to Get Tough

By Jeff Goodell

Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved? Is it time to take to the streets, express some outrage, maybe engage in a little guerilla warfare against Big Oil and Big Coal?
That’s the message you get (...)

, by CETRI

Large-Scale mining to test rights of nature

By Carlos Zorrilla

Ecuador is the only Andean nation without any large-scale metallic mines (such as gold and copper). This unique state of affairs is about to be tested in the next few weeks when the Correa government signs exploitation agreements with Chinese and Canadian transnational miners looking to exploit (...)

, by SACSIS

Land Nationalisation

By Stephen Greenberg

ANCYL President Julius Malema’s recent comments on land nationalisation have caused quite a stir. The owners of wealth thought this topic had been put to rest with the passing of the 1996 Constitution, which secures private property rights. It is no wonder, then, that newspapers and magazines (...)

, by Frontline

For humane prisons

By R.K. Raghavan

The traditional neglect of jails is a result of a morally flawed assessment that incarceration is meant solely to be penal rather than reformative.
A prison that deprives prisoners of basic sustenance, including adequate medical care, is incompatible with the concept of human dignity and has (...)

, by Frontline

‘Finally, the truth is getting out’

Interview with Teesta Setalvad of Citizens for Justice and Peace, which is fighting for justice for the victims of the 2002 riots.
TEESTA SETALVAD is the co-editor of Communalism Combat and has been in the forefront of the fight against communal forces and in defence of human rights. Through (...)

, by Al jazeera

The great land grab: India’s war on farmers

Par Vandana Shiva

Land is a valuable asset that should be used to better humanity through farming and ecology.
Land is life. It is the basis of livelihoods for peasants and indigenous people across the Third World and is also becoming the most vital asset in the global economy. As the resource demands of (...)

, by Frontline

Oil colonialism

By John Cherian

“Cooperating with Iran’s energy industry” is not the sole reason for the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company.
VENEZUELA has become the latest country to be put under economic sanctions by the United States for doing business with Iran. In the last week of May, the (...)

, by Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

Gulf states need critical science journalism

By Bothina Osama and Aisling Irwin

Gulf states in the Middle East are pouring millions of dollars into a scientific renaissance — yet journalists are failing to give these initiatives any critical assessment, leading science journalists in the region have said.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are all making huge (...)

, by SACSIS

France BRICS up emerging economies

By M K Bhadrakumar

Former United States secretary of state Henry Kissinger once complained that Europe didn’t have a single telephone number. He didn’t know who to turn to as the authentic voice of Europe. The same can be said today about BRICS, the grouping that has come to personify the best and the brightest (...)

, by Common Dreams

Gaza’s economic crisis reflects the indignity of occupation

By Michelle Chen

While governments in Europe and the U.S. scramble to boost jobs and revive markets, one country in the “developed” world is striving to pauperize an entire society.
The Gaza Strip is both an occupied territory and a no man’s land; its disenfranchised population has for years remained trapped (...)

, by Pambazuka

Water and privatisation in Africa

Special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Contents:
Africa: access to water and privatisation - Why proclaim access to water a (...)