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, by ROY Arundhati

The heart of India is under attack

The government has announced Operation Green Hunt, a war purportedly against the "Maoist" rebels headquartered in the jungles of central India. Of course, the Maoists are by no means the only ones rebelling. There is a whole spectrum of struggles all over the country that people are engaged (...)

, 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 THOMAS Mark

Belching Out the Devil. Global Adventures with Coca Cola

Mark Thomas, Random House

‘Belching out the devil’ chronicles a series of journeys to various parts of the world to meet those who have experienced ‘the Coke side of life’ that the adverts don’t tell us about. There are Indian farmers with empty wells, Colombian trade unionists with collections of death threats, hassled (...)

, by HRW

China: Detainees ‘Disappeared’ After Xinjiang Protests

The Chinese government should immediately account for all detainees in its custody and allow independent investigations into the July 2009 protests in Urumqi and their aftermath, Human Rights Watch said in a new report on enforced "disappearances" released today.
The 44-page report, "‘We Are (...)

, by International Crisis Group

Guinea: Military Rule Must End

The killing of at least 160 participants in a peaceful demonstration, the rape of many women protestors, and the arrest of political leaders by security forces in Conakry on 28 September 2009 showed starkly the dangers that continued military rule poses to Guinea’s stability and to a region (...)

, by Global Voices

USA: Mapping DREAM Act Online Youth Movements

Immigrant high school and university students in the United States have used the internet effectively in building activist networks to support the passing of a law called the DREAM act.
«I have been living in the U.S. for most of my life and now that i have graduated high school i can’t continue (...)

, by IPS

Novel Tribunal Gives Voice to Climate Change Victims

Shorbanu Khatun flew into the Thai capital to share her pain about being a victim of a natural disaster. In May, Cyclone Aila tore through her community along the coast of Bangladesh, adding another layer of misery to the 36-year- old’s already impoverished life.
She, however, was only one of (...)

, by Choike

The Honduran crisis as reported by Honduran Feminists in Resistance

On June 28, the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was forcibly removed from power and exiled to Costa Rica by the Honduran military in a coup d’état. On September 21, Zelaya returned to Honduras with the support of the government of Brazil and has taken refuge in the (...)

, by Infochange

Manufactured multiculturalism

By Oishik Sircar

Multiculturalism is the official policy that countries adopt to legally protect racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. But multiculturalism is going awry in a world that encourages the free movement of capital across borders while guarding against the free movement of people who threaten our (...)

, by Social Watch

Report 2009 - Making finances work: People first

The bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers investment bank in September 2008 is seen by many as the tipping point in a series of collapses in the banking system that spread like prairie fire through the financial markets and stock exchanges of the richest economies of the world. Since then, the word (...)

, by SARKIN Jeremy

Prisons in Africa: An evaluation from a human rights perspective

Generally speaking, those incarcerated in African prisons face years of confinement in often cramped and dirty quarters, with insufficient food allocations, inadequate hygiene, and little or no clothing or other amenities. While these conditions are not uniform throughout the continent, their (...)

, 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 TNI

Neither War Nor Peace

The Future Of The Cease-Fire Agreements In Burma

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the first cease-fire agreements in Burma, which put a stop to decades of fighting between the military government and a wide range of ethnic armed opposition groups.
These groups had taken up arms against the government in search of more autonomy (...)

, by IPS

India’s Historic Gay Ruling

By Ranjita Biswas

A day after the Delhi High Court’s landmark judgment to overturn a colonial law that criminalised homosexuality, Indians expressed mixed reactions to the verdict.
After almost 150 years of introduction of Section 377, a law of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which describes same-sex relationships (...)

, 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 TNI

Guantanamo plans don’t match rhetoric

Phyllis Bennis interviewed by Louise Dunne

The president delivered his speech at the US National Archives - a highly symbolic location where the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights are kept. He attacked Bush-era anti-terror tactics, saying they were rooted in fear and ideology. Mr Obama took on critics on the right who believe (...)

, by SACSIS

The KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act: Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated

On 14 May 2009 the Constitutional Court will hear the attempt by the shack dweller’s movement Abahlali baseMjondolo to have the KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act declared unlawful. Other provinces have been mandated to develop similar legislation and the decision of the court may have a significant impact (...)