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The Two Sudans : a tour of the neighborhood

Les deux Soudans : Un tour de voisinage

Résumé en français : Avant l’indépendance du Sud-Soudan en juillet 2011, le Soudan était le plus grand pays d’Afrique, et partageait une frontière avec neuf pays.
Aujourd’hui, les deux Soudans sont au cœur d’une région au contexte géopolitique compliqué où se rejoignent le Sahara, le Sahel, la Corne de (...)

, by Frontline , GHOSH Jayati

The new reality: migration in India

Migration en Inde : une nouvelle réalité

En Inde, de plus en plus de conflits sociaux, politiques ou économiques sont centrés autour des questions de migration. Les tensions sociales et l’instabilité en Assam, liées aux perceptions des différences générées par les migrations passées, ont trouvé un écho inquiétant dans la circulation rapide de (...)

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The Syrian revolt enters a new phase

By Richard Seymour

As Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad flees the capital, the armed segments of the revolution appear to be inflicting blows on sections of the security apparatus and taking over major cities: the revolution is turning a corner. Robert Fisk reports that a crucial dynamic now is the fracturing of an (...)

, 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 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 (...)

, 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 (...)

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

By Walter Rodney, Pamabzuka Press, June 2012, £14.95
Rodney’s classic study of the impact of European capitalism on the continent of Africa continues to provoke, inspire, and educate - it resonates more than ever before. Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Few books have been as (...)

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Potential of BRICS

By Jayati Ghosh

Despite their differences, its member-countries face some common challenges, which they could address by developing new, coordinated strategies.
Strange things happen in the world. Imagine the formation of a grouping of countries spread across the globe only for the simple reason that an (...)

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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 (...)

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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 SACSIS

The Root of All Evil? The Dollar, the BRICS and South Africa

By Leonard Gentle

South Africa (SA) is attending its second meeting of the BRICS group of countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA. The summit, which took place today March 29 2012, in India, is themed "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity".
In his address to the BRICS summit, (...)

OCCUPY RIO!

This document was a collaborative effort by Alliance for Democracy, Council of Canadians, Earth Law Center, Food & Water Watch, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the International Indian Treaty Council.
The Road to Rio+20: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do
From June (...)

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The Pentagon’s Southasia

By Kanak Mani Dixit

A new web portal run by the US military could herald an interventionist rather than home-grown regionalism.
In December 2011, a new Southasiannews portal became available on the web – Khabar South Asia. This could have been a welcome development, given the decades-long campaign to promote (...)

, by Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG)

A new historical moment ?

By Nicola Bullard

We are facing a cynical response from the elites concerning the ecological and economic crises. What is being sold to us as green economy is nothing but an attempt to have a new round of expansion of capitalism. It is an extension of neoliberalism, a new green Washington consensus, attempting (...)

, by TNI

Public Debt, Regional Integration and The South Bank

By Marcos Arruda

The EU debt crisis foretells a more serious global debt crisis, caused by unlimited growth and the ongoing financial casino. Latin America’s emerging financial and regional architecture offers hope for a new type of integration based on solidarity.
Five countries that belong to the EU – Greece, (...)

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