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, by Grain

Whither Biosafety?

October 2005, GRAIN

Despite the introduction of the Cartagena Protocol in 2000, countries are increasingly facilitating the entry of GM crops. According the international NGO GRAIN and many other civil society groups, GM crops are completely incompatible with the principles of food sovereignty. This text argues (...)

, by BELLO Walden

The Global Crisis of Legitimacy of Liberal Democracy

Focus on the Global South, October 2005

In the beginning of the 1990s, Samuel Huntigton argued that the "third wave of democratization" would free the world from dictators, and spread the model of Anglo-American democracy worldwide. However, history took another path. Analyzing the recent democratic trends in countries like the Philippines, Brazil and Argentina, this article warns that "capitalism and democratic deepening are no longer compatible."

, by AMARC

Freedom of Expression is a Fundamental Human Right

Résumé en français : Dans cette déclaration à l’occasion de la Conférence mondiale des télécommunications internationales qui s’est tenue à Dubaï du 3 au 14 décembre 2012, l’AMARC rappelle que "la radio doit d’être d’accès universel, gratuit et anonyme, et que l’accès au spectre pour les radios communautaires (...)

, by Down to earth

20 years to…where?

By Sunita Narain

Next year, in June, world leaders will get together in the joyful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to mark 20 years of UNCED—the Earth Summit (see Down to Earth, May 15, 1992).
Unbelievably, it will be 40 years since the Stockholm conference, when the question of the environment first caught (...)

, 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 HRW

2008 Report: Democracy Charade Undermines Rights

Human Rights Watch Highlights Abuses in Pakistan, Kenya, China, Somalia

The established democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections for political expediency, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2008. By allowing autocrats to pose as democrats, without demanding they uphold the civil and political rights that make democracy (...)

2014 World Cup Match: FIFA-1, Brazil-?

By Rebecca Burns

Article archivé.
What is the name of a soccer-loving Swiss nonprofit that demands tax exemptions and concessions on workers’ rights wherever it goes?
The answer, as Brazil is discovering as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup, is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – (...)