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, by Dawn

Pakistan: Leaders on leave

Everyone knows that Pakistan is facing a national security crisis. But what no one understands is why the leadership is either missing in action or flailing around. Instead of unity of command, thought and policy that national crises generally produce, a worried nation has so far only watched a (...)

, by Down to earth

Polavaram fraud

The Polavaram dam on the Godavari could displace 400,000 people and submerge nearly 4,000 hectares of forestland. Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognised under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh (...)

, by Tehelka

The making of Osama bin Laden

It had to happen. Osama bin Laden had been the target of the longest, most intense manhunt in history. Never before had the most powerful nation in the world concentrated so much of its time, energy and resources to hunt down one man. And never before had the hunters been able to deploy the (...)

, by Waterjustice.org

The politics of achieving the Right to Water

By Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff, Susan George

National ministers from Africa gathered with hundreds of people from United Nations agencies, development banks, public water operators, non-profit groups and trade unions from around the world to celebrate World Water Day on March 22 in Cape Town. A priority on the agenda: responding to the (...)

, by Grain

There can be no justifications for land grabbing!

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!” social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments
17 April 2011
Today, on the International Day of Peasant Struggles, prominent farmers, fisherfolk, human rights and research organisations have sharply criticised the World (...)

, by Frontline

Critical cohort

By T.K. Rajalakshmi

Finally, it has been recognised that adolescents constitute a very critical category in the overall battle against poverty and inequity. It is for this reason that the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) flagship report, “The State of the World’s Children 2011”, focusses exclusively on (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Sri Lanka: Dare not criticise

After many months of work, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka submitted its report to the Sri Lankan government. Though the report has only been sent to Colombo for review, and the formal release is still awaited as Himal goes to press, extracts have already (...)

, by Pambazuka

Reclaiming African History

Jacques Depelchin, £12.95

Depelchin’s thought-provoking essays show that through African histories it is possible to reconnect to all the histories of those who have been disconnected: shackdwellers, the poor, the dispossessed. His analysis of African history demonstrates how peoples have been forced into looking at (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Refolution in the Arab world

A new word is needed to describe these events of recent months. They should be called ‘refolutions’, radical refusals of the old choice between reform and revolution - remarkably sensitive to the grave dangers and high costs of using violent means to get their way.
Great revolutionary (...)

, by Down to earth

Biotech industry has a new patron

Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture.
WHY would a company with a turnover of Rs 9,712 crore and profits of Rs 933 crore want a research loan of less than Rs 10 crore from the government? Ask the Department of (...)

, by SACSIS

Libya and the BRICS: Currency Wars, Imperial Wars and Popular Uprisings

By Leonard Gentle

On one side of the world NATO bombs Libya and on the other, the newly expanded BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet on the island of Hainan, off the south coast of China. Two seemingly unrelated events. But there are links and forces at play fuelling important new power (...)

, by IPS

Responsible travel means not "haggling over wooden beads"

By Hilaire Avril

Tourism as a concern found its way onto the agenda of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro because of its potential for development but also due to its adverse effects on some populations and natural resources, particularly in Africa.
Sustainable tourism was defined at the summit as tourism (...)

, by IPS

Theatre as HIV Prevention Tool in Native Communities

By Danilo Valladares

Poverty, lack of access to education and taboos about sexuality have hampered campaigns for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among indigenous communities in Guatemala. These constraints have led to the development of new ways of communicating vital information, like theatre.
"We put on a (...)

, by Indian Country Today

Indian Media is a Sovereign Right

By Joseph Orozco

Thanks to the budget-cutting fervor sweeping Capitol Hill, the Public Telecommunication Facilities Program could be zeroed out this year. The PTFP funds 75% of the construction of new stations; more than 30 new Native radio licensees were expecting PTFP public radio funds in the next two years. (...)

, by The New Economics Foundation (nef)

Subverting Safer Finance

This report argues that the UK is subverting progress towards a safer financial system, and has become a major barrier to international efforts for reform. Compared even to the US, a jurisdiction with a reputation for market friendly regulation, and other major international jurisdictions, the (...)

, by TNI

The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s historic bill

By Nick Buxton

Approval of Bolivia’s revolutionary ’Mother Earth’ law is an historic step by social movements in a long struggle for real ecological transformation of their economy and society.
Approval of Bolivia’s revolutionary ’Mother Earth’ law is an historic step by social movements in a long struggle for (...)

, by The Hindu

Saving civilians: murky geopolitics

The mission creep in the western military intervention in Libya shows how narrow geopolitical interests, even at the risk of creating another Iraq or Afghanistan, are driving a professed humanitarian campaign. From initially seeking to protect civilians to now aiming for a swift, total victory (...)

, by Pambazuka

Smoke and mirrors: The case of Egypt and Ethiopia

By Yohannes Woldemariam

The dramatic upheavals in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Algeria, Libya and Yemen show what huge numbers of ordinary citizens can do when they rally bravely for democracy and human rights. In Egypt, we have witnessed the downfall of a seemingly invincible dictator, but as of yet the regime he erected (...)