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, by The Hindu

Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church

By Vladimir Radyuhin

Notwithstanding the indifference of most Russians, the Orthodox Church, with active support from the state, has effectively established itself as state religion.
[...]
After the collapse of the atheist Soviet Union, state persecution of religion came to an end in Russia. The new law on (...)

Framing Muslims. Stereotyping and representation after 9/11

Peter MOREY, Amina YAQIN, Harvard Univesity Press, 256 pp, June 2011, £20.95

Can Muslims ever fully be citizens of the West? Can the values of Islam ever be brought into accord with the individual freedoms central to the civic identity of Western nations? Not if you believe what you see on TV. Whether the bearded fanatic, the veiled, oppressed female, or the shadowy (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

New World of Indigenous Resistance

Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America

Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine (...)

, by Frontline

‘Finally, the truth is getting out’

Interview with Teesta Setalvad of Citizens for Justice and Peace, which is fighting for justice for the victims of the 2002 riots.
TEESTA SETALVAD is the co-editor of Communalism Combat and has been in the forefront of the fight against communal forces and in defence of human rights. Through (...)

, by CIP Americas Program

The Qom, the indigenous people who came to Buenos Aires

By Diego González

For more than five months, indigenous Argentinians from the community of Primavera set up camp in the small plazas on The Ninth of July and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires. They came from the distant town of Formosa to condemn the burning of their homes and the assassination of a Qom elder by (...)

, by IPS

REDD rag to indigenous forest dwellers

By Emilio Godoy

The implementation of a forestry programme against climate change in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas poses a threat to indigenous people in the state, non-governmental organisations warn.
The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) programme "will alter (...)

, 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 (...)

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 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 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 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 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 (...)