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, by Pambazuka

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon

This article is part of a 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 being published in English and in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and clean (...)

, by Frontline

Fight for land

In Greater Noida, farmers resist fiercely attempts to take over their land for the Yamuna expressway and a hi-tech city.
IT is a tale of two worlds, one in the present and the other in the future; one living and breathing and toiling away in parts of the National Capital Region and the other (...)

, by Social Watch

Yemen: CSOs call the world to stop the massacre

The Human Rights Information & Training Cente (HRITC, national focal point of Social Watch) warned in a communiqué also signed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Sisters’ Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF) about the risk of civil war in Yemen. This organisations (...)

, by India together

Power women

Ramachandra Guha

In spite of its gender bias, India has women in leading positions in politics. But this does not herald a new age of gender equality, writes Ramachandra Guha.
A remarkable yet perhaps under-appreciated fact about Indian politics today is the influence, at the very top, of women. The most (...)

, by IIED

New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience

Nature and culture are deeply linked. Together they are central to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of marginalised people around the world, and will be critical to how they respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.
To shine a light on this way of thinking (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Run on the bank

The unseemly termination of Muhammad Yunus’s career at Grameen only highlights the deep problems faced by microcredit internationally.
In Bangladesh, banking has turned rancid, and the rot is spreading so fast and far that the entire global microfinance industry is now under threat. The issues (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Burmese crossroad?

Burma is doing both better and worse than is often discussed – a lack of information that makes it difficult to ascertain how the progressive and human-rights concerned international community should now be dealing with the country.
A number of recent events in Burma have created a guarded (...)

, by Jinnah Institute

Pakistan’s Eight Great Education Debates

By Sehar Tariq

Pakistan’s education sector confronts a number of serious policy challenges. Jinnah Institute’s Open Democracy Initiative’s Paper “Pakistan’s Eight Great Education Debates” analyzes critical policy debates confronting the education sector and proposes policy solutions to Pakistan’s education policy (...)

, by Infochange

How free are we?

From the jailing of a person for allegedly defaming an Indian historical figure online to blocking of popular adult site Savitabhabhi without granting the creators an opportunity to defend their right to free expression, there are increasing concerns over the government’s power to monitor, (...)

, by Infochange

Papamma’s victory marks a milestone in the domestic workers’ struggle

By Anuja Mirchandaney

Papamma, a domestic worker in Bangalore, took her employers to court and managed to receive a favourable judgment. This is a historic victory for perhaps the most vulnerable segment of unorganised workers, made possible by the support of a trade union, a dedicated team of advocates and a labour (...)

, by Eurozine

Markets and migrants in the care economy

By Fiona Williams

This article has initially been published in Soundings, N°47, 2011.
The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy (...)

, by Amazon Watch

Brazilian government pressured over human rights resolution on Amazon dam

By AIDA, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network

Organizations Worldwide Call on Brazil to Respect a Resolution from Inter-American Commission to Suspend the Belo Monte Dam
Washington, D.C. – In a series of letters sent to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, nearly 100 prominent Brazilian and international human rights and environmental (...)

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez , Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin, £16.95, 360 pages.
Confronting entrenched social inequality and inadequate access to resources, women across Africa are working with determination and imagination to improve their material conditions and (...)

, by TNI

The Road to Hell is paved with ’humanitarian interventions’

Western Violence, the Hippocratic Oath, & the Second Arab Revolt, by Tom Reifer

Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people ? A look at history shows what came of ’good intentions’ and promises in the past.
“It would have been a breach of duty to have left the population prey to anarchy—deprived of all the apparatus of civilized life. (...)

How To Bypass Internet Censorship

284 pages, 10 euros

Most of governements have tools and laws allowing to lead surveillance and block of the use of cybernaut. This tools are produced by great private society. They are widely used by dictatorships against there own people, to control information and to take off the most troublesome.
To fight (...)

, by Grain

Food safety for whom? Corporate wealth versus people’s health

May 2011

School children in the US were served 200,000 kilos of meat contaminated with a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria before the nation’s second largest meat packer issued a recall in 2009. A year earlier, six babies died and 300,000 others got horribly sick with kidney problems in China when (...)

, by Infochange

Exit endosulfan

India manufactures 70% of the world’s endosulfan, which explains why there has been such a strong lobby against its ban, despite evidence of its health hazards. But India has finally dropped its opposition to a ban on endosulfan, thanks largely to the campaign against the pesticide by Kerala’s (...)