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, by Himal Southasian

Lady liberty and the ethnic cauldron

By Kanak Mani Dixit

As the applause for her singular democratic struggle subsides, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to tackle the challenge of defining a viable nation-state while responding to the multiple assertions of identity and autonomy within Burma.
As Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Burma from her two-week tour of (...)

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Organic Universe

By Latha Jishnu, Jyotika Sood

Organic is all the rage. Organic food, cosmetics, clothes and even organic medicines. But mostly it is food. There are speciality stores that sell only such items, while supermarket chains are stocking more of these products which are sold at a premium and come with certification that it is (...)

, by SACSIS

Youth Unemployment: A Global Challenge

By Glenn Ashton

All over the world the youngest, historically most employable sector of society is struggling to find secure employment. In China an estimated one third of college graduates are unable to get work. In Spain and Greece unemployment amongst the youth has risen above 50%. In South Africa it is (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

Destroying the Commons: On Shredding the Magna Carta

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.
That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do (...)

, by Our Water Commons

Water Solutions

As we seek to better understand what circumstances local alternatives for democratic, equitable and sustainable control of water Commons are working best, water justice activists in the North and South continue to rediscover the wealth of alternatives in the indigenous societies that so-called (...)

, by Pambazuka

Egypt’s working class and the question of organisation

By Hossam El-Hamalawy

The nascent trade union movement in Egypt will need to develop political structures for the voices of the working class to be heard in electoral processes.
‘Who is the labour candidate in this presidential election?’ This is a question I have been asked frequently in the past few days. My answer (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Can disruptive policy create a sustainable finance system?

By Chris Hewett

The ideas for creating a new and sustainable finance system are out there. If this thinking doesn’t get greater exposure to policy makers and the media, the world of finance will remain a barrier to social and environmental progress.
Since the financial crisis of 2007/8, there remains an (...)

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Quebec: Huge protest backs students

By Roger Annis

Quebec’s student movement, and the swelling ranks of its popular allies, staged a huge rally and march in Montreal on May 22. The march supported the students’ fight for free, quality public education and rejected government repression. Estimates by some mainstream news outlets and by many (...)

, by Common Dreams

Media Get Bored With Occupy and Inequality

By John Knefel

Class issues fade along with protest coverage
Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement has (...)

, by Seminar Magazine

Vaccination: Need for caution

By Indira Chakravarthi

FOR almost a century now vaccination has been promoted by governments across the world as an indispensable public health measure to reduce incidence and associated mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases. In fact, use of vaccines and ability to control infectious diseases are looked (...)

, by India together

Re-imagining public spaces

By Darryl D’Monte

An innovative new approach to Mumbai’s open spaces is an extensive mapping survey. The same approach can be used in other cities too. Darryl D’Monte reports.
The preoccupation with providing residential and commercial real estate in this country’s cities has led to the severe neglect of open (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Dhaka: Clearing Korail

By Saad Hammadi

Dhaka’s latest slum demolition shows the full scale of the Bangladeshi government’s callousness and ineptitude.
The summer heat is scorching but it does not impede the regular bustle of Korail, one of the largest slums of Dhaka, a city where an estimated quarter of the 16 million inhabitants (...)

, by Frontline

Patent to plunder

By Amit Sengupta

India’s efforts to produce and supply life-saving drugs at affordable prices face challenges from multinational companies trying to “evergreen” their patents.
THE average life expectancy across the globe has increased from around 30 years a century ago to over 65 years today. This has been made (...)

, by Upside Down World

Ecuador: Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity

By Marc Becker

Thousands of Indigenous protestors carrying a giant rainbow flag arrived in Ecuador’s capital of Quito on March 22 (World Water Day) after a two-week Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity of the Peoples. The march was in opposition to government plans to commence with large-scale (...)