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, by Himal Southasian

Pakistan, a nation?

Right from the time of Independence, Pakistan has been troubled. The country’s psyche has been scarred since it emerged from the turmoil and bloodletting of Partition. Further trauma was in store when, in 1971, the eastern wing broke away, calling into question the very basis – ostensibly, (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

A world on the margin

The diverse social insurgencies in such countries as Thailand, Greece, India and China can also be seen in a common frame, as responses to a global process that produces extreme inequality and exclusion. Read more

, by Himal Southasian

Casteing about

Over the centuries, the poison of caste has been variously sung about, lamented, protested, outlawed and adjudicated in this region. During that time, the economic and cultural foundations of – and, most of all, the religious sanction for – this abhorrent practice have all been sculpted to (...)

, by TNI , BELLO Walden

Is Corruption the Cause? The Poverty Trap

The “corruption-causes-poverty” narrative has become a standard tool in the hegemonic discourse kit for leaders in some developing countries - where in fact, Waldon Bello argues, it is neoliberal economic policies that are really to blame for poverty. Thailand’s “Red Shirts” are not, however, being (...)

, by Pambazuka

Southern Africa: The liberation struggle continues

Fifty years on from the beginnings of liberation in Africa, John S. Saul finds there is still much work to be done, especially in southern Africa where the final triumph over colonial and racial domination occurred. In each of the five sites of the overt struggle against domination – Angola, (...)

, by India together

Women’s reservation Bill – the 2010 story

On 9th March 2010, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, passed the bill on the reservation of 33 percent seats in the Lok Sabha, for India’s women representatives. Opposition to reservations for women in Parliament have centred on at least four points. Step by step (...)

, by India together

Politics: In need of revival

The decline of politics and of intellectual discourse is related to the struggle between politics and economics as the arbiter of the moral commons and the role of the developmental state in this fight, writes Rajesh Kasturirangan. ead (...)

, by IPS

Peru: Oil pipeline and uncontacted tribes

By Milagros Salazar

A 200-km oil pipeline that Franco-British oil group Perenco aims to build in the heart of Peru’s Amazon jungle region is at the centre of a controversy because of the reported existence of uncontacted native groups in the area.
In early 2008, Perenco acquired the exploration and production (...)

, by IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Native Peoples Reject Market Mechanisms

By Daniel Zueras

Solutions to global warming based on the logic of the market are a threat to the rights and way of life of indigenous peoples, the Latin American Indigenous Forum on Climate Change concluded this week in Costa Rica.
Solutions to global warming based on the logic of the market are a threat to (...)

, by signandsight.com

The scramble for Timbuktu

In Timbuktu, Islamic Africa is rediscovering its written culture. Charlotte Widemann travelled to the site of the oldest library south of the Sahara to report on the race for influence over this ancient heritage, played out on a small stage of sand and parchment. Read (...)

, by Pambazuka

Race, liberation and authentic citizenship in South Africa

A discussion with the Afrikaner Resistance Movement’s Andrie Visagie on live national television has ‘brought into sharp focus a whole host of tensions, contradictions and implications of what it means to be a South African in 2010’, writes Liepollo Lebohang Pheko. Visagie’s outburst is a reminder, (...)

South Africa: Progressive constitution, conservative country

As much as those who identify themselves as social progressives would like to believe otherwise, writes Dale McKinley, ‘the reality is that South Africa is a bastion of social conservatism’. One of the most glaring contradictions of South Africa’s post-apartheid ‘transition’, says McKinley, ‘is (...)

, by KLEIN Naomi

Chile’s Socialist Rebar

How Allende’s Socialism - not "free-market" dictator Augusto Pinochet - Protected Chileans from Earthquake Fall-out. Read more