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, by Common Dreams

San Francisco Bay Area’s BART pulls a Mubarak

By Amy Goodman

What does the police killing of a homeless man in San Francisco have to do with the Arab Spring uprisings from Tunisia to Syria? The attempt to suppress the protests that followed. In our digitally networked world, the ability to communicate is increasingly viewed as a basic right. Open (...)

, by Chinadialogue

Kenya’s biofuel evictions

By Tracy McVeigh

In the Tana Delta’s unique wetlands, villagers fight for their plots of land as the government forces them out — to make way for water-thirsty sugar-cane and jatropha plantations.
Gamba Manyatta village is empty now, weeds already roping around the few skeletal hut frames still standing. The (...)

, by Social Watch

Women living in a globalized world

Globalization has contributed to the destabilization and marginalization of women, but has also meant enhanced communications and organization and atransnational connectivity that must be united asorganizations and networks struggle to sustain themselves and maintain resilience in the face of (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

When are International Criminal Tribunals effective?

By Daniele Archibugi

International courts and tribunals need to become real instruments of justice – and not simply tools for the strong – if the promise of Immanuel Kant’s universal community is to become a reality
A new institutional actor has started to be a recurrent character in world politics: the International (...)

, by The Hindu

Salwa Judum and the Supreme Court

By Madhav Khosla

The carefully constructed decision to disband the untrained force of young Special Police Officers in Chhattisgarh holds important lessons for the exercise of executive power.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Nandini Sundar and Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh is no ordinary one and, (...)

, by Alliance Sud

Nestlé Colombia under scrutiny

Alliance Sud and Nestlé have been engaged in a high-level dialogue on Colombia between 2006 and 2011. Alliance Sud examined the behaviour of the multinational and the accusations being levelled at it by local trade unions. Two years later it evaluated the implementation of its recommendations. (...)

, by Eurozine

Scenes from the battlefield

By Iryna Vidanava

Despite renewed crackdowns on the independent media in Belarus, there are signs that the tide is turning in the battle for free speech in the country. However, victory for the democratic forces will require politicizing Belarus’ young Internet audience, writes Iryna Vidanava.
Since the flawed (...)

, 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 Frontline

For humane prisons

By R.K. Raghavan

The traditional neglect of jails is a result of a morally flawed assessment that incarceration is meant solely to be penal rather than reformative.
A prison that deprives prisoners of basic sustenance, including adequate medical care, is incompatible with the concept of human dignity and has (...)

, 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 Common Dreams

Gaza’s economic crisis reflects the indignity of occupation

By Michelle Chen

While governments in Europe and the U.S. scramble to boost jobs and revive markets, one country in the “developed” world is striving to pauperize an entire society.
The Gaza Strip is both an occupied territory and a no man’s land; its disenfranchised population has for years remained trapped (...)

, by Pambazuka

Water and privatisation in Africa

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.
Contents:
Africa: access to water and privatisation - Why proclaim access to water a (...)

, 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

Strengthening public water

South–South–North public–public partnerships

By Samir Bensaid
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.
While both North–South partnerships and (...)