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Sri Lanka: Lessons learnt?

By R.K. Radhaskrishnan

Post UNHRC resolution, the theme of “betrayal” and “conspiracy” has taken centre stage in the country.
Ever since the guns fell silent in May 2009 in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, which was once held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), there has not been a single instance of residual (...)

, by Focus on the global south

Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

"(The) water crisis is largely our own making. It has resulted not from the natural limitations of the water supply or lack of financing and appropriate technologies, even though these are important factors, but rather from profound failures in water governance.” – UNDP on water governance
“What (...)

, by Other News

What to do about Syria?

By Johan Galtung

We all feel desperate watching the horrible killings, the suffering of the bereaved and the whole population. But what can be done?
Could it be that the U.N., and governments in general, have a tendency to repeat the same mistake, starting at the wrong end? They usually apply this formula: (...)

, by Dissident Voice (DV)

Social or Anti-Social Media?

By Frank Scott

"If we want to save life and humanity, we are obliged to end the capitalist system." Bolivian President Evo Morales
We hear and read that the economy is rebounding – again – and this during a multi billion dollar presidential campaign. Gee. Threats of more foreign wars are also unrelated to (...)

, by Global Forest Coalition

REDD Realities

How strategies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation could impact on biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples in developing countries
Executive Summary
This publication includes independent monitoring reports on the development of national strategies to Reduce Emissions (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Tibet burning

By Topden Tsering

A close look at past and present shows the self-immolators and their struggle to be anything but apolitical.
The string of self-immolations inside Tibet – started in 2009 by a Kirti Monastery monk named Tapey and which most recently claimed two monks in Barkham County on 30 March – shows no sign (...)

, by Frontline

India’s Budget: Losing direction

By Jayati Ghosh

The Budget provides proof of the United Progressive Alliance government having forgotten the importance of its own “flagship schemes”.
BUDGET 2012-13 provides conclusive proof that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has lost its way. It has managed the remarkable feat of upsetting (...)

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Arab Spring and the social media

By Sashi Kumar

The buzz generated online at momentous junctures, such as the uprisings in the Arab world, is certainly more than mere static.
[...] The nature and scope of the agency of the social media in the Arab Spring are, given the continuing flux in the region, a developing story. But the reading in (...)

, by Common Dreams

Report: Executions Increased in 2011 due to Arab Spring

US ranked fifth in executions with 43 in 2011, Amnesty International reports
Amnesty International has released its annual report on executions and the death penalty and found that executions were up in 2011. The increase, accoring to the report, is largely due to the reaction of Middle (...)

, by SACSIS

Rio+20: Furthering Sustainable Development or Greenwashing the Global Economy?

By Michelle Pressend

In June this year, the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development (UNCED) popularly known, as the Rio Earth Summit will commemorate 20 years. It was originally held in Brazil in 1992. You may recall that in 2002, South Africa hosted the World Summit on Sustainable Development (...)

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Welcome to the Levant

By Manvendra Singh

Any attempts at playing Good Samaritan in Syria must be tempered by the fact that this is the Levant, where Asia touches the Mediterranean.
Ba’ath Party rule is as despicable a form of Government as is possible to find. Ruthless in their tyranny, Ba’athists employ every possible means of torture (...)

, by SACSIS

The Struggle for Street Politics

By Jane Duncan

Public demonstrations have been central to South Africa’s democratic life for decades. Yet recent events suggest a narrowing of the substance of the right to assemble, demonstrate and picket, and a de-legitimisation of street politics. In this regard, the City of Cape Town’s near hysterical (...)

, by LINKS

Washington threatens reprisals against Nicaragua’s voters

John Riddell interviews Felipe Stuart Cournoyer
In a fit of petulant anger, the US government lashed out on January 25 against the outcome of Nicaragua’s recent presidential election. To understand the context of the US threats, I talked to Felipe Stuart Cournoyer, a Nicaraguan citizen and (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Burma: Halt in hostilities?

By Larry Jagan

Burma edges towards peace.
Hopes of an end to the world’s longest-running insurgency were raised in recent days, as several ethnic rebel groups entered into ceasefire agreements with the Burmese government. The most important of these took place on 12 January, when the Karen National Union (...)

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Polio: A war almost won

By R. Ramachandran

India seems to have arrived at the threshold of polio eradication, but should it lower its guard?
ON January 13, India achieved what had only two years ago seemed impossible in the immediate term. The country, which, given the epidemiological data in the new millennium, had come to be regarded (...)

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Climate Change: Uncertain stand

By R. Ramachandran

India fails to extract emission cut commitments from Annex I countries in return for agreeing to the Durban Mandate at the climate talks.
INDIAN negotiators perhaps lost the wood for the trees at the two-week-long 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework (...)

, by Social Watch

Feminist economics demands a new development paradigm

Gender equity is a key element of any genuine program towards sustainable development. Analysis included on the Social Watch Report 2012 and the national contributions to the study prove, once again, the stagnation of the fight against these disparities, with disastrous consequences on the (...)