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Mapping the Commons of Athens and Istanbul

Cartographier les Communs d’Athènes et Istanbul

Face aux politiques néolibérales, quel rôle les Communs peuvent-ils jouer ? Des citoyens en Grèce d’abord puis à Istanbul ont décidé d’explorer cette question en cartographiant les Communs. Les cartes en ligne et les vidéos rendent visibles les expériences qui soutiennent la vie quotidienne des gens, à (...)

Filipino Supreme Court suspends cybercrime law

La Cour suprême philippine suspend la loi sur le "cybercrime"

Des milliers de citoyens et journalistes à travers le monde se sont mobilisés contre la nouvelle loi votée aux Philippines sur le "cybercrime" qu’ils considèrent comme une porte ouverte au "cyber-autoritarisme". Ils craignent que cette loi qui légalise la surveillance des posts sur facebook, des (...)

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Agricultural biotechnology ’should be open source’

Les biotechnologies agricoles devraient être ’open source’

Résumé en français : Pour certains scientifiques, l’intégration des principes de l’accès libre aux biotechnologies agricoles pourrait procurer d’énormes avantages aux pays en développement.
[NEW DELHI] Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others (...)

, by Himal Southasian , ADVE Nagraj

"Development" at uncommon cost

Le coût exhorbitant du développement

Cet article rend compte de l’ouvrage ’Communities, Commons and Corporations" édité par Perspectives, une organisation non-gouvernementale d’étudiants et chercheurs de l’université de Delhi. Leur objectif est de "rendre compte de la vie et des luttes des populations qui se situent à la marge de la loi (...)

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Sri Lanka: Rising from the ruins

Le Sri Lanka se relève de ses ruines

Résumé en français : Trois ans après la fin de la guerre, la réconciliation demeure un rêve lointain alors que le gouvernement sri lankais et l’Alliance nationale tamoule campent respectivement sur leurs positions. Pendant ce temps, les habitants ordinaires de la minorité tamoule se battent pour (...)

Mapping Digital Media

Etat des lieux du numérique en Europe

Pesant le pour et le contre grâce à de nombreuses contributions, ce rapport de l’Open Society Media Program sur l’impact de l’explosion du numérique sur la démocratie soutient que l’accès à l’information est davantage garanti par les médias des services publics.
Outlining the pros and cons of digital (...)

, 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 (...)

, by MASSIAH Gustave

The Future of the International Council of World Social Forum

I would like to give here my general assessment of the International Council (IC) question, and its renewal. I am also available to meet with any of the working subgroups depending on their progress and the level of demand.
The preparation of the 2013 WSF will determine the future of the (...)

, by MASSIAH Gustave

Reflections on the European Social Movement

For several years we have been faced with the need to build a European Social Movement, with all its challenges. The European Social Forums were, for a while, an expression of this dynamic. But we must admit that this dynamic is now faltering, due to the changing situation of Europe and in (...)

, by SACSIS

South African Television’s Accumulation by Dispossession

By Jane Duncan

Last month, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released draft Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) regulations for a second round of public consultations. The DTT transition provides South Africa with an opportunity to address the uneven development of television, (...)

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Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

By Laura Carlsen

"We are the children of the ideals you couldn’t kill.”
A young woman carried the hand-lettered sign as she marched with tens of thousands of people in Mexico City last July 22. Twenty-something, with long black hair and jeans, her message captures the spirit and sense of history of Mexico’s new (...)

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Profiting from the needy

By Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth questions cause-related marketing which extends a corporation’s markets – for water purification sachets or sanitary napkins — in the guise of providing essential services to the poor.
In Bhopal, Unilever and Population Services International (PSI) are sensitising citizens to the (...)

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Sunshine sector loses sheen

By Kushal Pal Singh and Jonas Hamberg

About 40 kilometres from Delhi, in the bustling real estate market of Noida-Greater Noida, lies the biggest irony that the renewable energy industry faces. Indosolar, the country’s largest manufacturer of solar photovoltaic cells, has set up a 400 megawatt unit. [...]
Polysilicon wafers, the (...)

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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 (...)

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Rohingyas’ flight

By Haroon Habib

Bangladesh is facing another influx of Rohingyas following sectarian violence in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar.
The spillover of the sectarian violence that began in early June in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, located south of Bangladesh, has once again started affecting the border regions of (...)

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How much do Indians consume?

By Darryl D’Monte

While India’s per capita material consumption is still low, a new report reveals that in 50 years India’s consumption of fossil fuels increased 12 times, construction materials 9 times and industrial materials and ores 8.6 times. How will India support its growing economy sustainably?
Just (...)

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Lady liberty and the ethnic cauldron

By Kanak Mani Dixit

As the applause for her singular democratic struggle subsides, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to tackle the challenge of defining a viable nation-state while responding to the multiple assertions of identity and autonomy within Burma.
As Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Burma from her two-week tour of (...)

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Organic Universe

By Latha Jishnu, Jyotika Sood

Organic is all the rage. Organic food, cosmetics, clothes and even organic medicines. But mostly it is food. There are speciality stores that sell only such items, while supermarket chains are stocking more of these products which are sold at a premium and come with certification that it is (...)

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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 (...)