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, 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 (...)

, by The Hindu

Jan Lokpal bill: addressing concerns

Corruption in India has grown to alarming proportions because of policies that have created enormous incentives for its proliferation, coupled with the lack of an effective institution that can investigate and prosecute the corrupt. [...] The draft bill seeks to create an institution that will (...)

, by Pambazuka

The war on Africa’s family farmers

Proposing ‘grandiose solutions without first diagnosing the causes of what ails Africa and her people has never stopped the World Bank, corporations and the odd billionaire from prescribing the wrong medicine for the continent,’ writes Joan Baxter, as the Bank makes plans to ‘unlock’ the future of (...)

, by Frontline

The wages of cynicism

Budget 2011-12 is afflicted to a far greater degree than before by a kind of cynicism that leads to policy paralysis. [...] No more is the Budget seen as an instrument through which resources are mobilised not just to keep growth going but to distribute its benefits to those left behind or (...)

, by Frontline

Imperial anxieties

What drives U.S. policy on northern Africa and the Gulf is not the pro-democracy popular upsurge but the desire to turn the events to Washington’s advantage. Read more

, by Himal Southasian

The long shadow of authoritarianism

Is the Maldives heading towards a democratic reversal? When the recent revolutions in West Asia and North Africa raised the dissent of the governed to an unprecedented crescendo, President Mohamed Nasheed was quick to remind Maldivians of their shared political trajectory with the Egyptians. (...)

, by Frontline

Labour Issues: United action

Trade unions of all hues join forces in an unprecedented manner and present a charter of demands to the government. In a rare show of unity, and for the first time since Independence, around one lakh workers affiliated to eight central trade unions and national industrial federations, including (...)

, by Tehelka

India begins long fight to protect its patents

Union government has presented evidence worldwide that it owned knowledge in 600+ cases. The Indian government is now collaborating with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency at the United Nations (UN), to protect its traditional knowledge.
The next time (...)

, by Electronic Intifada

Israel investing $1.6 million in "new media warriors"

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

The Israeli military establishment is once again on the offensive, but instead of high-tech weaponry and missiles, it is using computer screens, keyboards and rapid wireless connections to fight what Israeli military representatives are dubbing a "new media war."
In early February, military (...)