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, by MANDER Harsh

Barefoot: Learning from Gandhi

The world has much to learn from Mohandas Gandhi. As we approach October 2, a look at his principles show that his relevance is greater now than it ever was... Read more

, by Himal Southasian

Corralling the nomads

China’s anti-pastoralist policies in Tibet are not only culturally insensitive but environmentally disastrous.

Although its record of reserve-based biodiversity conservation is striking, Beijing’s approach to the conservation of living natural resources outside reserves is less impressive. Pressures for economic development often eclipse complex ecological and cultural factors. This is especially true on (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Fishing for solutions. Transborder fishing in India and Sri lanka

Vivekanandan has worked with fishing communities for over a quarter-century. Most of that was spent with the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, a cooperative organisation for small fishermen, of which he is currently advisor. He has started a new organisation, Fisheries Management (...)

, by Asian Peasant Coalition

RICE LANDS: STILL UNDER SIEGE

This is an updated version of the first booklet "Rice lands: Fields of Agony and Fields of Hope". It describes the grabbing of rice lands all over Asia by corporations and governments and the destruction this wreaks on poor rice farming communities. Land is becoming more and more a critical (...)

Humanising Prison Walls

The Indian prison system continues to perpetuate many of the injustices of the colonial penal system. However, it is time to change, time to implement prison reforms, time to seek active societal contribution to the improvement of prison conditions – so that prisons reform rather than inflict (...)

, by The Nation

WikiLeaks and Hacktivist Culture

Peter Ludlow

In recent months there has been considerable discussion about the WikiLeaks phenomenon, and understandably so, given the volume and sensitivity of the documents the website has released. What this discussion has revealed, however, is that the media and government agencies believe there is a (...)

, by Truthout

Garment Strike in Phnom Penh Reaches Critical Mass

Will Adidas, Gap, and Puma Pay Workers A Living Wage?

On Monday, following a wave of strikes across Asia, around 60,000 textile workers in Phnom Penh walked off factory lines, protesting pay that stands at around half the living wage. By Wednesday, according to Kong Athit, Secretary General of the Cambodian Labour Confederation, the number of (...)

, by Tomdispatch.com

China shakes the world

Michael Klare

At this point, only one thing is clear: the greater China’s reliance on imported petroleum, the greater the risk of friction and conflict with the United States, which relies on the same increasingly problematic suppliers of energy. The greater its reliance on coal, the less comfortable our (...)

, by Tehelka

Ethiopians say Indians grabbing land. Indian farmers claim it is official

RAM KARUTURI, the world’s largest rose grower, calls it a situation that needs immediate intervention. Else, he is sure the rush of Indians to Africa will ebb to a trickle, which, in turn, could have serious implications as ethnic tensions with the locals are slowly, but steadily, rising in some (...)

, by Frontline

Right To Information: Martyrs to transparency

October 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Act and its implementation have been described in both administrative circles and civil society as “revolutionary” , “a blow for transparency”, “a check on corrupt practices” and “a people’s intervention tool with (...)

, by The Hindu

Bangladesh: two epoch-making verdicts

The supreme judiciary in Bangladesh has made it clear that martial law has no place in a civilised country that has a Constitution. After the recent landmark verdict of the appellate division of the Supreme Court that nullified the 5th Amendment to the Constitution and thus declared the (...)

Hopes & Prospects

Noam Chomsky

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.
Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the (...)

, by Pambazuka

MDGs in Africa: What progress?

The most recent issue of Pambazuka features several articles on the Millenium Development Goals: MDGS: HOW FAR WE’VE COME AND WHAT STILL HAS TO BE DONE. This week saw world leaders gathering in New York to review progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The solutions to (...)

, by The STEPS Centre

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto

In 1970 a radical document called The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. Forty years on, what kind of science and technology for development Manifesto is needed for today’s world?
The STEPS Centre is creating a new manifesto with one of the (...)

, by Frontline

Pakistan: Fury of the Indus

Floods in the Indus, triggered by the heavy monsoon rain, devastate vast swathes of land and render millions homeless in Pakistan. Moving at a furious pace from the mountainous north-western region of Gilgit-Baltistan to the fertile south, the Indus river, swollen and bursting its banks (...)

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Edited by Nick Turse, Verso, 208 p.

Leading commentators examine the Afghan debacle and its parallels with previous British and Soviet occupations.
Known as the graveyard of empires, Afghanistan has now been singled out as Obama’s “just war,” the destination for an additional thirty thousand US troops in an effort to shore up an (...)