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, by Pambazuka

The cost of adding carbon credits to clean water

By Shiney Varghese

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Linking carbon credits to clean water initiatives as a means of (...)

, by Pambazuka

Pollution: Africa’s real resource curse?

By Khadija Sharife

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
A Tanzanian gold mine leaks polluted water into a major river. A (...)

, by Pambazuka

Ghana’s quest to quench its thirst

By Alhassan Adam

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Ghana has a long history of struggle against the inequitable (...)

, by Pambazuka

Africa: access to water and privatisation

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and (...)

, 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 Pambazuka

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is being published in English and in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and clean (...)

, 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 (...)

, by Eurozine

Markets and migrants in the care economy

By Fiona Williams

This article has initially been published in Soundings, N°47, 2011.
The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy (...)

, by Grain

Food safety for whom? Corporate wealth versus people’s health

May 2011

School children in the US were served 200,000 kilos of meat contaminated with a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria before the nation’s second largest meat packer issued a recall in 2009. A year earlier, six babies died and 300,000 others got horribly sick with kidney problems in China when (...)

, 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 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 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 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 (...)