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India Human Development Report 2011: Towards Social Inclusion

By Planning Commission, OUP Oxford, New Delhi, 568 pages, 2011

Questioning whether certain sections of Indian society suffer from multiple deprivations, the National Human Development Report 2011 evaluates whether the social indicators of the excluded groups are converging or diverging with the rest of the population.
The Report addresses three critical (...)

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Retreat on retail

By C.P. Chandrasekhar

Resistance by a combined opposition thwarts the Union Cabinet’s move to allow foreign investors 51 per cent equity in multi-brand retail.
IT was an avoidable diversion. While Parliament was in session, the Union Cabinet met to approve hitherto prohibited foreign direct investment (FDI) in (...)

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Jarawas: to protect or not

By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

Government’s expert panel against bringing the tribe into the mainstream
A RECENTLY released video showing Jarawa women dancing in front of tourists has triggered a debate on whether the ancient tribe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands should be brought into the mainstream. In this context, an (...)

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Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance

By Marcela Salas Cassani

Hundreds of activists and academics from around the world gathered at the International Seminar “Planet Earth: Anti-Systemic Movements” to discuss the importance of the 1994 Zapatista uprising on its 18th anniversary. In the context of the popular insurrections that have emerged this year across (...)

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Wanted: more jobs

By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

The annual report of the International Institute for Labour Studies projects a grim future for employment prospects.
With the United States and much of Europe grappling with the slowdown in their economies and the resultant social unrest, the publication of the World of Work Report 2011: (...)

, by The Hindu

The Supporters of Democracy Must Welcome Political Islam

By Wadah Khanfar

From Tunisia to Egypt, Islamists are gaining the popular vote. Far from threatening stability, this makes it a real possibility.
Ennahda, the Islamic party in Tunisia, won 41 per cent of the seats of the Tunisian constitutional assembly last month, causing consternation in the West. But (...)

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Resistance to Dam Project Grows in South Gujarat

By Priyanka Borpujari

People from 16 villages on the Gujarat-Maharashtra border have been demonstrating their resistance to the Par-Tapi-Narmada river interlinking project, another multi-dam project which is slated to submerge 3,572 hectares of forests and displace 25,000 people.
[...] The project is part of the (...)

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The Secret Garden

By Sayantan Bera

Want to know about a lost variety of rice or a cure to asthma? Answers lie in the notebooks of schoolchildren and women of the Sundarbans and Madhyamgram, says Sayantan Bera.
[...]The documentation exercise “is like a class struggle in conservation,” a lucid Silanjan Bhattacharya had explained (...)

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The Green Growth Agenda: Is This the New Hope?

By Saliem Fakir

It could be argued that the climate change issue has become less about climate justice and more about new profits.
In South Africa, the concept of the green economy is abuzz with nervous energy. There have been numerous conferences on the subject in light of the upcoming United Nations Climate (...)

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Libya’s revolution: tribe, nation, politics

The Libyan war is often portrayed through a “tribal” lens that fails to explain how the country’s tribes coexist with a sense of nationhood.
The Libyan war has not been a tribal conflict. Yet throughout the seven months of fighting, much external commentary predicted and expected that the war (...)

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Dakan! Fighting violence against women

By Kavita Srivastava

Important draft legislation was recently unveiled in Rajasthan that would impose serious punishment for ‘witch-hunting’. Getting legislators to sign off on the bill, however, will prove difficult.
Over the years, the women’s movement in Rajasthan has had some success in making violence against (...)

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Guerrero Protesters Demand Education, Not War

By Kristin Bricker

Several thousand people marched on Acapulco, Guerrero, this past Saturday chanting, “We don’t want war, we want education!” The march occurred during poet Javier Sicilia’s visit to the seaside city as his caravan of drug war victims makes its way to the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Acapulco was once (...)

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The turn of the Fascist

By Jane Duncan

Jacob Zuma’s rise to power has unleashed a torrent of rash, boorish, misogynistic and inciteful speech from politicians and commentators. In this regard, the utterances of ANC Youth League’s Julius Malema and ex-columnist Eric Miyeni come to mind. Why has public discourse plumbed to such depths (...)

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$35 billion of oil plus an "uncontacted" tribe equals coverup

By David Hill

What do you do if you want to build a pipeline to move 300 million barrels of oil but an "uncontacted" tribe is in the way? Employing consultants who claim they don’t exist certainly helps.
On July 22, Peru’s Energy Ministry gave the green light to Anglo-French company Perenco to build a (...)

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When we care for it...preserving cultural and spiritual values of forests

Everywhere in the world people care for and try to preserve the things they value.
What is considered valuable is relative to the socio-cultural context, and often things that are of great significance and deeply precious for some individuals and groups are not for others. There are things and (...)